Licensed Practical Nurse, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Created 03/18/2023
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Reference 11437443
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Coon Rapids
Zip 55433
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job Class: Licensed Practical Nurse
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/18/2023
  • Closing Date: 03/27/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment / Community Based Services / Minnesota State Operated Community Services / MSOCS Residential Central / MSOCS FC Blaine
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift (can be a combination of day/evening/night); shifts and hours may vary depending on the needs of the program
  • Days of Work: Varies; Includes weekends and holidays
  • Travel Required: Yes (Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events)
  • Salary Range: $22.70 - $30.70 / hourly; $47,397 - $64,101 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Blaine, MN
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

Candidates may be eligible for hiring bonus up to $10,000!

This position is full-time and is located in Blaine, MN. Days of work and hours vary depending on the needs of the site/program.

This is a great opportunity for someone like you to join our team! The State of Minne sota Department of Human Services is seeking caring people to fill Licensed Practical Nurse positions with a competitive salary range and a sign on bonus of $10,000. We are looking for individuals who are passionate in helping those who need the additional support in their daily lives. If this interests you, we want to hear from you!

The Licensed Practical Nurse's (LPN) primary responsibilities are to provide respectful, comprehensive, and person-centered direct care services to individuals in the residential homes provided by Minnesota State Operated Community Services (MSOCS).

  • Takes temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure readings.
  • Administers and records prescribed medication.
  • Keeps clinical charts and reports on the physical and emotional state of clients.
  • Promotes and participates in rehabilitation activities.
  • Maintains a clean and hazard-free environment.
  • Assists with clients' personal hygiene.
  • May regulate parenteral fluids and administer intramuscular injection.
  • Administers emergency first aid.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and possess a current, valid driver's license


Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing
  • Current licensure in Minnesota as a Practical Nurse
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Jonathan Lokken at or 651-431-3860 .

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jonathan Lokken at .

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

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