Title:  Licensed Practical Nurse

Application Deadline Date:  Continuous Recruitment
Req ID:  49182
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.01 to $31.86


The starting pay rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.


The Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH) in Bennington, VT is currently seeking Licensed Practical Nurses to join our team. This position entails licensed practical nursing work involving the care and treatment of residents in a long-term care setting, working an assigned shift. Supervision is exercised over Licensed Nursing Assistants. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.


We have a great team at VVH with providers available on-site Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and by phone other times and holidays. We have a wound care nurse, and we provide great care to our veterans, spouses and Gold Star parents. For more information about the Vermont Veterans' Home, please visit this site.


Current openings are on the evening shift, 2pm to 10:30pm, and the night shift, 10pm to 6:30am, including weekends and holidays. Shift differentials, as applicable, will apply to hours worked on evenings, nights, and weekend hours.

Who May Apply

This position, Licensed Practical Nurse (Job Requsition #49182), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Donna Richards at donna.richards@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Any person who has had a charge of abuse, neglect or exploitation substantiated against him or her OR who has been convicted of an offense for actions related to bodily injury, theft or misuse of funds or property is not eligible under the Vermont Veterans’ Home licensing requirements. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including Vermont and national criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks where applicable.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a long-term care and residential care setting. Incumbents may be assigned to any area of the facility and to any shift. Requires standing for long periods of time, walking for extended periods and distances, sitting, repetitive movements, bending, twisting, stretching, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Duties require regular and direct interaction with residents with varying degrees of physical and mental illness, dementia, infectious diseases, severe physical and mental limitations, and residents who may display unpredictable verbal, physical, or aggressive behaviors. 

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of (or eligible for) licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Vermont OR eligible to practice in the state of Vermont via a multi-state license.


NOTE: Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment

Special Requirements

Overtime work is required to maintain minimum staffing levels by regulation and is considered a condition of employment. The ability to work overtime when required is an essential function of this job class.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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