Forensics Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services located within the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minnesota, is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team in an executive leadership position as our Nurse Executive (working title: Director of Nursing). Forensics Services provides innovative and responsive behavioral health care to people with complex needs and challenges, some of whom may present substantial safety risks.
The Nurse Executive is the recognized nursing leader and expert within Forensics Services, as well as with our external stakeholders and various governing entities. The Nurse Executive is responsible for a broad set of policy-level action, decision making, problem solving, strategic management, and direction related to planning, finance, human resources, capital, technology, communication, and other resources. The Nurse Executive leads, directs, and sets the strategic direction for optimum quality of nursing practice.
The Nurse Executive operates as a member of the Forensics Services Executive Team, acting on behalf of the Executive Director when in the facility on-call roll. The Nurse Executive makes the final executive decision in the absence of the Executive Director in all 24/7 day-to-day operations when acting in the Executive-On-Call role.
*The Nurse Executive is a Statutory Unclassified position, which means the incumbent serves at the will of the appointing authority and does not acquire permanent status.*
Current licensure in Minnesota as a Registered Nurse
Master’s degree in Nursing OR Advanced Practice Certification
Three (3) years progressive supervisory experience in a large healthcare setting
Masters in Psychiatric Nursing
Certification as a psychiatric/mental health nurse
This position requires successful completion of the following:
NOTE: 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.
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.
Why Work For Us:
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.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact Rich Nymoen at 651.431.2901 or email@example.com for assistance.
Internal Number: 18162
About Department of Human Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and non-profits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential
DHS employs a highly talented and dedicated workforce committed to providing services that produce positive outcomes for clients in a cost-effective manner. Employees have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans every day.
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