Ramsey County Nurse in ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, Minnesota






$56,700.80 - $88,483.20 Annually

$27.26 - $42.54 Hourly

$4,725.07 - $7,373.60 Monthly

$56,700.80 - $88,483.20 Annually


ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

ALL-Multiple Ramsey County Locations, MN

Job Type

Multiple Job Types


00000-All County Departments

Job Number



12/16/2016 4:30 PM Central

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Basic Function

You must have a current Minnesota RN license before you can apply. If you do not provide your Minnesota RN license number your application will not be approved.

There are currently openings for a Registered Nurse in the Correctional Health facilities and the Ramsey County Care Center.

Other departments may choose to use this list to fill full-time or part-time vacancies if and when they occur. The eligible list created by this posting will be valid for 6 months from the date it is established.

To assess, prescribe, perform and document independent nursing practices at Ramsey County Correctional Facilities, Ramsey County Care Facility, Lake Owasso Residence, the Ramsey County Detoxification Center, the Mental Health Division of Social Services, or under the direction of a Public Health Nurse; to perform and document dependent functions such as carrying out the physician's medical orders; to assist physicians with diagnostic and treatment procedures; to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for a variety of patients; to coordinate, communicate, interpret, and explain patient care services to the patient, the patient's family, health professionals and important others; to perform related duties as assigned.

Salary Range below is for the Public Health-Clinic Setting, Detoxification Center, Lake Owasso Residence, Mental Health Clinic and Public Health-Correctional Facilities:

  • $58,423.47 to $88,473.06 annual. $28.09 to $42.54 per hour.

Salary Range below is for the Ramsey County Care Center:

  • $56,710.80 to $85,879.50 annual. $27.26 to $41.28 per hour.

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job descriptions.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Monitor patient's condition by documenting vital signs, observe monitoring equipment, take blood pressure, note intake and output, observe patient behavior, and take emergency or corrective action.

  • Provide physical comfort to patients through bathing, positioning, administering pain medications as ordered by the physician, providing bed pans and assist with meals.

  • Assist physician with diagnostic procedures such as x-rays and laboratory tests, by positioning patient, explaining the procedures and drawing blood.

  • Provide emotional support to patients and their families by listening to them, encouraging expression of their feelings, and explaining treatment procedures.

  • Administer prescribed treatments such as wound care, catheter, tracheotomy, colostomy, ileostomy and gastrostomy care.

  • Educate patients by instructing them about ordered tests, procedures and medications, home care, and explain and demonstrate the types of equipment and instruments used in the procedures.

  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures by teaching, collecting documented needed data and giving emotional support.

  • Assess and triage nursing needs of patients by observation and interview in order to identify problems, symptoms, and physical, behavioral, and psychological alterations and/or changes.

  • Prescribe nursing interventions based on assessment for patient care needs related to mobility, rest and sleep, pain and comfort, ventilation, nutrition, elimination, skin integrity, emotional support, and psychological orientation.

  • Provide direct nursing care to patients by performing care measures such as bathing, positioning, ambulating, range of motion; perform technical skills such as measuring blood pressures, temperature, pulse, respiration; observe monitoring equipment and make judgments about the physiological parameters being measured; initiate, maintain and monitor intravenous therapy; provide maintenance and trouble shooting for patients on mechanical ventilators; perform cardiac output measurements; administer medications and evaluate their effectiveness and/or side effects/adverse reactions; perform emergency measures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Document observation, intervention, and evaluation of all nursing care provided.

  • Educate patients by instructing them about ordered tests, procedures, and medications; how to carry out their continued care after discharge including use of prescribed equipment, give self-injections and reinforce/clarify the knowledge they have about their disease process.

  • Act as a patient advocate, facilitate resourceful utilization of health care services, equipment and supplies and identify problems that may be appropriately referred to the patient representative.

  • Develop and write nursing care plans, write nursing orders; assess patients' mental and physical status and provide nursing diagnoses.

  • Make immediate decisions in case of emergency and notify physicians, paramedics, fire department or other assistance as needed.

  • Provide specific information to patients regarding the process and treatment of chemical dependency.

  • Provide health assessment, management and triage services for patients receiving detoxification services.

Duties listed do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14,15,16 and 17

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Minnesota, or have a permit to practice professional nursing authorized by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Applicants who qualify based on a permit are subject to the limitations prescribed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Experience: None required.

Substitution: None

Exam/Screening Process Information


The names of all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications stated above and who file a properly completed application and supplemental application will be placed on the eligible list for employment as a Ramsey County Nurse.

Names will remain on the list for six months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time of posting of the eligible list.


Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should submit or update their veteran's claim form as soon as possible.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation

Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Amy.Jannetto@co.ramsey.mn.us or by phone at 651-266-4195.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.