Registered Nurse Principal - Infection Preventionist

State Of Minnesota Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 1 week ago

Job Details

Job Class: Registered Nurse PrincipalWorking Title: Infection Preventionist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 03/08/2019

Closing Date: 03/18/2019

Hiring Agency: Minnesota Veterans Home

  • Minneapolis

Division/Unit: Nursing

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 A.M.

  • 4:30 P.M.

Days of Work: Monday

  • Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $32.37 - $46.06 /hourly; $67,589 - $96,173 /annually

Job Class Option: Infection Control

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Minnesota Veterans Home

  • Minneapolis is looking for a full-time Registered Nurse Principal

  • Infection Preventionist. The position will plan, organize, direct, and maintain the Infection Prevention/Control Program for the facility that meets applicable regulatory requirements. This program includes both the Resident and Employee Health Program.


Minimum Qualifications:

To facilitate proper crediting, 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. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.

  • Licensed in Minnesota as a Registered Nurse with no restrictions

  • Three years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in a skilled nursing facility

  • Experience in infection prevention and control sufficient to prevent transmission of epidemiologically important pathogens, prevent and control outbreaks, report communicable diseases, and follow up on exposures to blood borne pathogens

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to skilled nursing and surveys

  • Ability to problem-solve, influence, educate, and provide direction to staff, residents, and families on infection prevention and control

  • Ability to write policies and procedures

  • Effective communication skills

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or ability to obtain certification within the probation period

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in a skilled nursing facility

  • One year of experience working in infection prevention and control

  • Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Additional Requirements:

The selection process may include the following:

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

  • Finalists will be required to pass a job-related pre-employment physical assessment.

  • 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).

Application Details

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.

The Minnesota Veterans Home

  • Minneapolis recognizes the great courage of the individuals who fought for our freedom. Our beautiful and historic campus is located on 51 wooded acres overlooking the Mississippi River has been providing care to Veterans since 1887. We provide skilled care, boarding care and adult day care services for veterans. Free parking is available and we're easily accessible by bus, car or Light Rail Transit.

For more information more information about the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Minneapolis Veterans Home, please visit our website at

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Sandy Xiong at or 612-548-5994


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations 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 you need.

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