Fairview Health Services Psychiatric Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Young Adult Mental Health Unit

16 bed capacity

Average Length of Stay 7-14 days (fluctuates due to individual patient needs)

Team consists of Medical Director, various Psychiatric Providers and Nurse Practitioner, Nursing staff includes Nurse Manager, RNs, Psych Associates, Recreational Therapist, Occupational Therapist, CTC’s (social workers), and Spiritual Care Specialist. Other specialties utilized based upon individual patient needs.

Unit 4A’s program is designed to address the age specific issues of young adults. Admissions to the unit are generally persons between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. Treatment is built around a deep appreciation for the unique stresses and life changing choices that accompany young adulthood such as, exploring career options, establishing independence – many young adults have reached the age of legal independence but are not yet functionally or financially independent of their parents/guardians and wish to have them included in their health care. Communication and engagement is key towards stabilization and success upon discharge. Unit 4A is a newer behavioral health unit that is composed of passionate staff that are acutely in tuned with the needs of this population. It is a vibrant unit and staff enjoy mentoring new employees to this unique 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 matl and work inside.


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 2018-22377

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Behavioral Services

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift night

Hours per 2 weeks 56

Department ADULT IP MH STA 4A 4817