Addiction Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Location: Fridley, MN
  • Posted: Jul 11, 2019

Job Description

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 Childrens Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and womens and childrens services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 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.


Req ID: 56384
Assesses patients on admission to the hospital. Performs and documents history and physical examination based on age and history on complex and chronically-ill patients
Rounds on hospitalized patients in various settings including acute care to advance the plan of care, reassesses as patient condition warrants. Updates and records changes in health status
Performs independent follow-up of patients in the clinic setting
Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on the history, physical exam, and clinical findings
Formulates a plan of care to address complex, acute and chronic health care needs.
Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and decisions about appropriate recommendations and treatments
Assesses the impact of an acute, critical and/or chronic illness or injury on the individuals: health status (physical and mental), functional status, including activity and mobility, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, quality of life, family, social, and educational relationships
Assesses patient/family bio/psycho/social needs considering physical and age-specific needs, recognizing the dynamic nature of the patients condition, and provides psychosocial support to patient and family members
Educates patients/families about self-management of acute and chronic illness with sensitivity to the patient's learning ability and cultural and ethnic background. Collaborates with health care team in ensuring that patient/family needs are met
Determines the need for laboratory and diagnostic studies, initiates orders, and interprets results. Initiates appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when problem exceeds the nurse practitioners scope of practice and/or expertise
Employs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
Promotes collaboration among members ofthe multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate optimal care for complex acute and chronic patients
Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of the complex acute and chronic illness
Prescribes medication in accordance with practice agreement with the collaborating physician; prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
Assesses for multiple interactive and synergistic effects of pharmacological agents, including over-the-counter (OTC) preparations and alternative and complementary therapies, in patients with complex acute and chronic illness
Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients; coordinates discharge plan and follow-up of patients in collaboration with the physician
Submits billing levels at time of visit or procedure.Completes consultation, transfer, and discharge summaries as needed
Acts as consultant for triage nurses; performs phone consultation with outpatients
Assumes a leadership role in establishing and monitoring standards of advanced practice to improve patient care in collaboration with other experts as appropriate
Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals as a participant in multidisciplinary quality improvement teams as assigned
Maintains current knowledge regarding state and federal regulations impacting NP practice
Utilizes internal resources (e.g. ethics committee, risk management, legal department) and external resources (e.g. professional organizations, government officials, community agencies) to facilitate the resolution of patient advocacy, moral, and ethical issues
Integrates the nurse practitioner role into systems, processes, and decision making to function fully within the health care team
Participates in medical and advanced practice research projects
Integrates research to promote evidence-based practice for patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic illness
Uses communication techniques that reflect attention to the needs of the patient/family based on patient age and other special need
Adapts performance of skills to meet the age and other population specific needs for patients/customers served
Develops, implements and evaluates the plan of care based upon individual patient and family assessment including age and other specific needs
Analysis of data reflects attention to age and other specific variables


Master's degree in Nursing required
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)


Prefer at least 3-5 years of 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
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 Healths standards due to the minimal oversight of the students clinical experience, the high faculty/student ratio, and the lack of focus on national certification standards in the curriculum.

Work Schedule

M-F and Weekend call as designated

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.

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


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.

Schedule Information

Hours: 40


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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