Registered Nurse (RN), St. Peter, Minnesota

Created 01/21/2022
Reference 11417950
Job type Intern
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Peter
Zip 56082
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Registered Nurse
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/21/2022
  • Closing Date: 07/21/2022
  • Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / Forensic Services
  • Work Shift: Rotating Shift (includes day and evening hours) or Night Shift (includes overnight hours)
  • Work Hours: 6:00AM - 2:30PM and 2:00PM - 10:30PM or 10:15PM - 6:15AM
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $30.15 - $44.64/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 218 - Insufficient Work Time/Unrepresented
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our Forensic Services team within the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) division of the agency.

This announcement will be used to fill a permanent position at the Forensic Mental Health Program. Scheduled hours are dependent upon business need. The position is night shift which includes overnight hours.

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides experienced, professional nursing care to clients in a therapeutic environment. Assess the needs of clients, develops individualized nursing plans to meet those needs in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team, provides direct nursing interventions and/or delegates specific nursing tasks to appropriate staff and evaluates the effectiveness of the plan and the care provided.

Future Registered Nurses who are within six (6) months of graduating and taking their NCLEX-RN are encouraged to apply. Contingent job offers may be made upon successful completion of degree and passing of NCLEX-RN.

The Forensics Services campus in St. Peter is comprised of the Forensic Mental Health Program and the Forensic Nursing Home. 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.

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

In addition to a rewarding career in which you will be positively impacting the lives of Minnesota's most vulnerable residents, we provide competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This includes a competitive hourly wage, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and more!

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:
  • Annual pay increases
  • Corrections Early Retirement Program
  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS
  • Student loan reimbursement

What a great opportunity to be a part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients, and community!


Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an approved nursing school
  • Current licensure in Minnesota as a Registered Nurse
  • Ability to pass/perform CPR, First Aid, and Therapeutic Intervention

Preferred Qualifications
  • Patient care experience within a mental health or behavioral health setting.
  • Bachelor's of Nursing degree.
  • 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

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your work experience in the areas listed for each job held.

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

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate proof of education if required for the position.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

You owe it to yourself to check out the exciting and rewarding careers available statewide in Direct Care and Treatment, the behavioral health care system operated by the Department of Human Services.

As a member of our team, you will help support patients and clients with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, chemical dependency and other behavioral health conditions. From doctors, nurses and other direct care staff to facility and operations positions to office and administrative support roles, we've got excellent opportunities at nearly 200 locations throughout Minnesota. Our mission-focused work positively impacts the lives of over 12,000 Minnesotans each year.

The meaningful career you've been waiting for is just a click away. Go ahead, do yourself a favor. Make the next step in your journey #DCTCareers!

We invest in our employees by providing competitive compensation and excellent, comprehensive benefits including low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance, employer-paid life insurance, pension and tax-deferred compensation plans, generous vacation and sick leave and 12 paid holidays each year. Many positions are eligible for a hiring bonus, tuition assistance, and even relocation expenses. For more information about #DCTCareers visit our website:

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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 .

For additional information about the application process, go to .

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.


If you have questions about the position, contact Myrna Gag at .

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate along with the Job ID to Shamara Freeman 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 or at for assistance.


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.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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