This announcement will be used to fill various permanent, full time, part time and intermittent Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) vacancies at Forensics Services (FS) in St Peter.
Hours of work: Day/Evening 6:00am - 2:30pm or 2:00pm - 10:30pm, Nights 10:15pm - 6:15am, every other weekend.
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 & Requirements Minimum Qualifications
•Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
•Must possess or be eligible for a Minnesota LPN License to be considered.
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.
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.