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Mental Health Assoc

Requisition #

59200BR

Physical Location

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posted Date

03-Dec-2019

Dept. Name

5900-5920 Psych-Adult

Hours Per Week

36

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.

United Hospital, located in downtown St. Paul, Minn., is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing innovative services and programs, such as the Nasseff Heart Center, United Heart; Vascular Clinic and Vascular Center; neuroscience care through the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute for the treatment of brain aneurisms, Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Brain Tumor Center and the Nasseff Neuroscience Center; as well as psychiatry, womens health, surgical, rehabilitation and emergency services. With 2,949 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital provides a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 59200
  • 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
  • Support/assist patients with ADL

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

Night shift: 36 hours a week which includes every other weekend.

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater, the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul
  • Population = 287,000
  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine

Star 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 #

59200BR
Mental Health / Social Svcs