Fairview Health Services Psychiatric Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

All PAs and RNs report to a Nurse Manager

Unit has 14 beds in all private rooms with two pods to isolate patients when necessary

Team consists of - 2 attending psychiatrists, 2 CTC's (social workers), 1 Occupational therapist, 17 RNs and 25 psychiatric associates. Chaplains, diversity specialists and medical providers are shared with other units

Station 12 is our most acute unit in the hospital and generally is managing aggressive, assaultive patients or those who are highly disorganized and/or psychotic. Certainly one of our most challenging units to work on, but if you have the temperament, this is easily the most rewarding unit in terms of gaining new knowledge and relevant experience . Staffing ratios on this unit are better due to the acuity and there is always plenty of support in managing this population.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Psych Associate is responsible for the delivery of patient care, and promotion of a therapeutic environment as delegated by and under the supervision of the RN so that the goals and objectives of treatment are achieved on each unit as assigned.

Physical Demands:Sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 50 lbs, push/pull, stooping/crouching, finger dexterity, speaking,hearing and visual.

Mental Demands:Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decisions making skills, concentration, ability to work independently, multitasking, organizations skills, working with others.

Physical Environment:Noise, infectious disease, moving machinery, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, radiation, telephone usage, chemicals, biohazard material and work inside.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Basic Life Support Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Human Services Field

  • Experience working in the mental health field

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22337

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Behavioral Services

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Adult IP Intensive TMT Ctr