Mental Health Coordinator Senior

Allina Health

Allina Health

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

December 08, 2023


31004171 CK3700 Mental Health Child Adolescent


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

SEIU-Interim-Abbott Northwestern Mental Health

Weekend Rotation:

Every Other

Job Summary:

Provide direct physical care, emotional support and educational resources to Mental Health patients under the supervision of the RN. Participate in all aspects of patient’s care to individual patients, providing unity structure, promoting safety and creating/monitoring a therapeutic milieu. Provide therapeutic interventions including responding to crisis situation and programing. Understand Mental Health issues as they affect the individual and family.

Key Position Details:

  • 24 hours per week
  • 8-hour shifts
  • Every other weekend, Saturday-Sunday
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Safety activities.
    • Initial and ongoing data collection and observation documentation.
    • Responds and documents changes in patient's health status and communicates changes to the RN.
    • Reports observations of patient's potential for violence towards self or others.
    • Alert nurse to extra pyramidal side effect.
    • Demonstrate ability to use the nurse call and door release systems.
    • Demonstrates use of correct Code Green techniques to provide safe and therapeutic environment for patients and staff.
  • Patient care activities.
    • Assist with activities of daily living.
    • Recognize escalating behaviors and attempt to redirect/refocus.
    • Participate in development of treatment plans and interventions.
    • Assist with collecting assessment data through interviews,1:1 and group interactions/observation.
    • Observe physical, psychological and safety status of patient and unit on an ongoing basis.
    • Assist patient in establishing therapeutic goals.
    • Facilitate therapeutic interventions through structured activities, education or counseling per unit milieu/schedule.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate plan of care based on individual/family assessment.
    • Monitor vital signs and reports observations.
    • Assist with admissions and discharges.
    • Perform collection of specimens from patients as delegated
    • May perform blood glucose monitoring.
    • Report abnormal findings to RN.
    • May facilitate/co-facilitate groups and/or activities as delegated.
    • Verbalize understanding of role for patients' with legal holds/commitments and issuing patient rights.
  • Role model/Team work activities.
    • Actively participates in staff meetings and task groups.
    • Maintain professional appearance.
    • Demonstrate ability to verbally deescalate a patient and set appropriate limits.
    • Verbalize knowledge of mental health diagnosis including mood disorders, personalist disorders, thought disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse.
    • Demonstrate appropriate application of limb restraints.
    • Demonstrate ability to verbally de-escalate a patient and set appropriate limits with a team.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social/psychological or related field required
  • 2 to 5 years experience in mental health/substance abuse patient care preferred
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required Certified by American Heart Association or Allina BLS by completion of orientation
  • Code Green within 60 Days required

Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently

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