Job Information

State of Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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.

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 Minne­sota 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.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 is needed.