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State of Minnesota Registered Nurse in Preston, Minnesota

Job Class: Registered Nurse

Agency: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/19/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/12/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Veterans Affairs Dept / Vets Home-Preston

  • Division/Unit : Preston Veterans Home / Nursing

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Evening Shift / 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $32.92 - $48.78 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 205 - MN Nurses Association

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

  • Telework Eligible : No

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

It pays to consider a rewarding career with the Minnesota Veterans Home in Preston! You may be eligible for a new hire bonus of $6,000! Earn a competitive wage, have affordable and comprehensive insurance benefits, a retirement plan, paid time off, and more!

The Minnesota Veterans Home (MVH)-Preston is seeking to fill several Registered Nurse positions prior to opening the home in the fall of 2023. Two part-time RN positions will be filled by consideration of all applicants to this posting.

As a RN for the MVH-Preston, you will deliver care within the RN scope of practice, as defined in the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act and in accordance with current federal, state and Veteran Administration regulations. Provide assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation to deliver quality resident-centered care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the residents.

The positions are designated as part-time and primarily evening shift. The work schedule will include at least 64 hours per 2-week pay period and may include additional work hours, based on business needs. The positions are initially eligible for a full employer contribution towards health and dental insurance benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

  • Current Minnesota Registered Nurse license with no restrictions

  • Knowledge of nursing practices and techniques sufficient to provide effective nursing care for residents

  • Skills in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships

  • Effective communication skills sufficient to provide and follow instructions

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

  • Ability to make decisions within the scope of nursing responsibilities

  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care provided by other staff, make or recommend changes, and provide mentoring

  • Ability to teach self-help skills to residents

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a skilled nursing facility

  • Long-term care experience

  • Geriatric care experience

  • Experience with minimum data set (MDS) assessments

Additional Requirements

  • A Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) background check will be conducted on finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.

  • A Tuberculosis (Mantoux) screening (or chest x-ray) is required prior to employment.

  • Employment reference checks will be conducted on finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and contact with the applicant‘s former employer(s).

  • The individuals 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 individuals selected for the positions 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 Alexis Schwartz in MDVA Human Resources at alexis.schwartz@state.mn.us . 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.


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.