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Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Requisition #


Physical Location

Northfield, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

AHG Mental Health Southwest

Hours Per Week





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.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 54707
  • Provide psychiatric services to a child/adolescent patient population within the clinic
  • Provide direct clinical care in psychiatry, including brief assessments and interventions, in a primary care setting
  • Develop behaviorally-focused, outcomes-based treatment plans of care that address mental health, functional impairment, and co-occurring addictive or medical disorders
  • Champion primary care behavioral health, a model of integrated care that focuses on the full spectrum of patient health through close collaboration with multi-disciplinary primary care teams
  • Consult with primary care providers to assist with ongoing management of the behavioral health needs of their patients
  • Develop and lead staff education in psychiatric issues
  • Engage the patient and family to develop treatment plans that address identified goals
  • Provide a minimum of 36 patient contact hours per week
  • Participate in relevant and ongoing professional training
  • Practice as a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) in the care of patients in a clinical setting
  • Comprehensive patient assessments
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • Prescribing of medications, treatments, therapy
  • Referral for specialty care
  • Perform consultations within specialty
  • Consults with collaborating physician
  • Maintains knowledge of clinical areas of practice


  • Master's degree in Nursing required
  • MN Board of Nursing (APRN)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)



  • Prefer at least 3-5 years of APRN experience


  • Ability to work as part of a physician/nurse practitioner dyad
  • Excellent teamworking abilities; professional image via appearance and conduct
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public
  • Advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills
  • Sound knowledge of adult cardiovascular health, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies
  • Ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students; knowledge of research methodologies
  • Competent to function as preceptor
  • Able to demonstrate ability to deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations


  • Formal education as a nurse practitioner in an area consistent with the patient population served
  • Current Registered Nurse License for the State of Minnesota
  • Certification as a nurse practitioner by appropriate professional organization
  • Minnesota prescriptive authority and DEA licensure
  • ACLS certification preferred

Allina Health does not hire new grads from all academic institutions. Many proprietary on-line schools do not meet Allina Health’s standards due to the minimal oversight of the student’s clinical experience, the high faculty/student ratio, and the lack of focus on national certification standards in the curriculum.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, clinic hours
Benefit Eligible

Location/Community Information

The city of Northfield is situated along the banks of the Cannon River, 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. Northfield offers residents the pleasing combination of proximity to a metropolitan area and a quiet, small town setting. Northfield is the home of St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges and boasts of the place where the Jesse James Gang was defeated in 1876, an event celebrated annually after Labor Day. Education is one of the main industries and the public school system has been recognized as one of the 100 best by Money Magazine. The community provides a wide range of seasonal activities from golf, tennis, biking and fishing to snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Northfield also offers a variety of cultural opportunities including gallery shows, plays, and music and dance concerts. The historic downtown, restored to recall the 19th century, showcases several dining, boutique, antique and gift shops.


  • Located 35 miles South of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Population = 19,400
  • Service Area = 99,000

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


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 #

Advanced Practitioner/Provider