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Mental Health Assoc

Requisition #

55846BR

Physical Location

Fridley, Minnesota

Posted Date

17-Jun-2019

Dept. Name

UNY Mental Health Inpt

Hours Per Week

20

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 55846
  • Provide quality patient care to patients/families with mental health diagnosis based on the individual treatment plan
  • Assists with collecting assessment data through interviews, 1:1 and group interactions or observations each shift
  • Communicates significant data/observations to RN
  • Observes physical, psychological and safety status of patients on an ongoing basis
  • Reports changes, noted by self or reported by other staff members each shift
  • Provides physical and emotional care to patients, per the direction of the RN using established policies and procedures, care is based on: Age specific needs cultural diversity, lifestyle preferences, psychosocial needs, family dynamics, patient learning needs
  • Participates in the care planning for pt/families and revision of interventions to achieve treatment goals
  • Assists patient in establishing daily therapeutic goals
  • Participate in facilitating therapeutic groups for patients as assigned by RN
  • Takes initiative developing and maintaining safe milieu activities
  • Communicates pertinent patient information to physician, Charge RN and interdisciplinary team members verbally and by written documentation
  • Actively participate in unit milieu and utilize partnership skills to enhance collaboration
  • Assumes responsibility for own growth and development and contributes to a harmonious work environment
  • Develops and maintains positive actions designed to promote courteous and respectful treatment of customers

Education

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree
  • Degree in social/psychological field preferred
  • If degree not in social/psychological field, prior experience in mental health field or evidence of extensive course work in this area

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • Mental Health experience desired

Skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team member

Licensure/Certifications

  • BLS certification mandatory

Work Schedule

Applicant will be cross trained to both campus' emergency rooms and float between inpatient unit and emergency departments

Location/Community Information

Fridley is known for a small-town atmosphere in the midst of a metro area. Fridley schools experience unusually strong enrollment by nonresidents who cite quality academics, good school climate, and personalized attention for each student, as their reasons for choosing the Fridley Schools.

Fridley:

  • Located 15 miles North of Minneapolis
  • Population = 20,000
  • Service Area = 600,350

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

55846BR
Mental Health / Social Svcs