Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home provides South Dakota veterans, their spouses, widows, or widowers high quality resident directed long-term care. Our values include compassion for all, unending accountability, absolute integrity, outstanding communication, dignity for everyone, and unconditional honesty. We are a great place to work, and the work of our team substantially benefits the veterans and their families from our great state.
The Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home is a 133,000-square-foot stacked two-story building with a lower-level walkout main entrance. The 100-bed facility is used to serve South Dakota veterans and contains 76 skilled nursing beds and 24 non-skilled living beds. The living spaces are broken into eight neighborhoods housed in eight wings. Each neighborhood includes a living room, dining room, and kitchen area that provide a home-like environment to the 12-13 occupants housed in each neighborhood. The design incorporates residential type furnishings and finishes, and warm, welcoming colors to give the spaces a more comforting feel.
The Benefits We Offer:
In addition to a great working environment that serves real needs, we also offer competitive benefits.
• 15 Vacation Days
• 14 Sick Leave Days
• 11 Paid Holidays
• Paid family leave
• $0 Premium employee health plan option
• Group rates on family medical coverage, dental, and vision
• Long-term and short-term disability insurance available
• Retirement Plan - 6%-8% fully matched
• Supplemental retirement plan-similar to 401K
• Fully vested after three-years of service
• Reduced tuition at state universities
• Longevity pay
• Training opportunities
The Michael J Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home is rich with history and tradition. The Soldier’s Home began caring for veterans in1890. In 1998, the South Dakota Veterans Home was dedicated to Medal of Honor Recipient, “Michael J. Fitzmaurice.” In 2010, work began to secure funding to erect a new state veterans home. In 2013, ground was broken and residents were moved into the newly designed Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in January 2016.
Is a Career in Healthcare Right For You?
Caring for our state’s veterans is rewarding. Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home requires you to be compassionate, intellectual, curious, and a strong communicator. Many health care workers start their careers while in high school. They learn on the job and pursue additional education for other opportunities. We’d love to have you as part of our community.
Current Positions Open
Director of Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (Part Time)