Registered Nurse (RN), Alexandria, Minnesota

Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services
Created 11/25/2021
Reference 11414314
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Alexandria
Zip 56308
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Registered Nurse

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/25/2021
  • Closing Date: 12/08/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Fergus Falls Region MNA
  • Division/Unit: Mental Health&SubsAbuseTrtSvcs / CBHH Alexandria Nursing 2
  • Work Shift: Varies
  • Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $30.15 - $44.64/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 205 - MN Nurses Association/MNA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $2,500.

This posting will be used to hire positions that include full and part-time as well as rotating shifts.

Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHH) are 16-bed inpatient psychiatric facilities for adults experiencing a serious mental health episode. The length of stay is usually less than 30 days, during which treatment focuses on stabilization, patient education, and discharge planning involving community support resources, with the overall goal of preventing future episodes.

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for performing experienced, professional nursing case. This includes assessing and diagnosing the needs of patients, developing individualized nursing plans to meet those needs in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team, providing direct nursing interventions and/or delegating specific nursing tasks to appropriate staff, evaluating the effectiveness of the plan and the care provided, and other duties as assigned. The RN also participates as an active member of the CBHH interdisciplinary treatment team and will act as charge nurse when assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Must possess or be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Minnesota.
  • Ability to pass/perform CPR, First Aid, and Therapeutic Intervention.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Patient care experience within a mental health or behavioral health setting.
  • 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 your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates 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.

The individual(s) selected for this position are required to attest to and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by their first day of employment, per federal requirements. The individual(s) selected for the position may request an accommodation if they are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination due to: (a) a recognized medical condition for which a COVID-19 vaccine is contraindicated; or (b) an objection based upon a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. For additional information about this COVID-19 vaccination requirement, contact April Blakesley in DHS Human Resources at . Please do not email or provide any proof of vaccination with your application/resume. This information will be collected from you if you are hired for this position.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

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.

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.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota 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. Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 43A.111 (


If you have questions about the position, contact Sara Spain at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and job posting ID# to April Blakesley 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 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.

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