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State of Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse in St. Peter, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary Forensics Services provides mental health evaluation and treatment services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who present a risk to public safety. This is a safe and secure treatment environment. In addition to a paid new employee orientation, we provide ongoing training and continuing education opportunities to keep our staff and organization on the leading edge of advancements in behavioral health care. The LPN performs entry level practical nurse duties while providing quality therapeutic and person centered care to people with mental and physical health issues. Under the direction of the charge nurse, work is done according to established rules and procedures. Entry level practical nursing work may include but is not limited to: * Administering medications, treatments, and other therapies following the practitioner’s orders and treatment plan for the client. * Assisting the client in developing optimal independence in living or assisting with Activities of Daily Living as needed. * Completing assigned unit tasks. * Monitoring, reporting and appropriately documenting interactions with client. * Collecting and reporting data about physical and mental health needs of the client. Responding appropriately to client’s physical and mental health needs. Documenting interactions, plans and client responses to interventions offered. Assisting the RN in planning and implementation of the nursing plan of care and/or multi-disciplinary plans of care. * Responding immediately and appropriately to emergency situations to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. * Maintaining professional boundaries in a manner that creates a positive and caring environment and an accepting attitude towards diversity in people Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Must meet the following qualifications listed below: * Graduation from an approved school of nursing * Must possess or be eligible for a Minnesota LPN License to be considered. Physical Requirements Available upon request from the local Human Resources Office. Additional Requirements To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above. REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment. EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned. Application Details Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Jennie Anderson If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the job ID to Sharon Huntley at by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need. Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse Location: St. Peter Job ID: 45642 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Intermittent Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 05/03/2021 Closing Date: 05/10/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS St Peter IWT Hiring Agency: Human Services Dept / DHS St Peter IWT Division/Unit: St Peter / Forensics Grove B Nursing 2 Work Shift: Rotating Shift: 6:00 Work Hours: Rotating Shift: 6:00 Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift: 6:00 Days of Work: Varies Travel Required: No Salary Range: $21.61 - $29.22/hourly Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 218 - Insufficient Work Time/Unrep Job Class: Licensed Practical Nurse