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State of Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse/Medical Assistant, Certified/Emergency Medical Technician in International Falls, Minnesota

Working Title: LPN/CMA/EMT

Job Class: Licensed Practical Nurse/Medical Assistant, Certified/Emergency Medical Technician

Agency: Corrections Dept

  • Job ID : 78130

  • Location : Various

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time & Part-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/03/2024

  • Closing Date : 09/30/2024

  • Hiring Agency : Department of Corrections

  • Division/Unit : Health, Recovery & Programming

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Rotating Shift/Varies

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Salary Range: $27.12 - $34.69 / hourly

  • Emergency Medical Technician Salary Range: $22.07 - $30.43 / hourly

  • Medical Assistant, Certified Salary Range: $25.03 - $32.06 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for current and future positions at the following Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) locations:

  • Faribault

  • Oak Park Heights

  • Shakopee

  • Stillwater

Positions will be filled in either the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Assistant, Certified (CMA), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) job classification. The classification level (LPN, CMA, or EMT) in which the position is filled will be determined based on the qualifications of the applicant who is selected for the position.

The LPN, CMA, and EMT perform duties to assist practitioners and Registered Nurses in providing health care to incarcerated individuals. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform functions related to "rooming" the incarcerated individual for practitioner examinations, including obtaining blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, weight and documenting complaints.

  • Perform phlebotomy functions with incarcerated individuals, including collecting blood and urine samples and performing other tests ordered by the practitioner.

  • Conduct Blood Pressure Clinic and other chronic care clinics with incarcerated individuals.

  • Administer medication as prescribed by the practitioner.

Minimum Qualifications

To be qualified for and considered for this position, applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications listed below. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held .

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing plus current licensure in Minnesota as a Practical Nurse without limitations or restrictions.

  • Computer experience sufficient to complete electronic charting and use basic computer functions such as email.

Medical Assistant, Certified

  • Completion of an approved training program in medical assisting plus certification or registration as a medical assistant by passing a national examination.

  • Computer experience sufficient to complete electronic charting and use basic computer functions such as email.

Emergency Medical Technician

  • Completion of an approved EMT training program plus certification or registration in Minnesota as an EMT that is current, active, and without restrictions.

  • Computer experience sufficient to complete electronic charting and use basic computer functions such as email.

Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:

  • Clinical experience in a hospital, long-term care and/or clinic setting.

  • Experience working in a correctional or secured setting.

  • Experience in a specialized clinical area(s), such as in gender-specific, geriatric, juvenile health care, medical/surgery unit, and/or behavioral health.

Physical Requirements

The completion of pre-placement physical components may be required for this position. These components consist of a tuberculosis screening and/or respirator clearance. The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position. For a copy of the PDA, please email Katie Wynn ( Katie.Wynn@state.mn.us ).

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. Top candidate(s) must pass a criminal history check which includes successful completion of all sentencing and/or restitution requirements of law enforcement jurisdictions, including probation.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.


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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.