Fairview Health Services RN - Behavioral in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Seniors 55+ Mental Health Inpatient Unit

16 bed capacity

Average Length of Stay 7-10 days (fluctuates due to individual placement needs)

Team consists of Medical Director, Attending Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioner, Nursing staff includes Nurse Manager, RNs, Psych Associate, Senior Psych Associates, 2 CTC’s (social workers), Occupational Therapist, Spiritual Care Specialist. Other specialties utilized based upon individual patient needs.

Unit 3B admissions to the unit are generally persons who are 55 years of age and older having a mental health diagnosis meeting the need for inpatient hospitalization. Our patients here are working on their mental health while still having the ability to fully participate in therapeutic programming. Patients that require extensive medical cares, the use of external equipment, those that have a primary diagnosis of chemical abuse, or exhibit severe aggression, or are intellectually and developmentally impaired, or having a diagnosis of dementia or delirium that renders them unable to participate and benefit from therapeutic groups and education are not appropriate admissions to this unit and would be provided other recommendations for other services or facilities. Unit 3B has a variety of caregivers – many nurses with over 30 years of experience working with this population and newer staff that bring a renewed freshness to our groups and milieu. Everyone on the Seniors unit love what they do and enjoy educating new staff to this highly rewarding unit!

Responsibilities/Job Description

Assess, Plan, Implement and evaluate nursing care to ensure quality patient care in accordance with the missions and philosophy of Fairview Behavioral Services. Behavioral experience preferred.

Physical demands: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting-max 35lbs, push/pull-max. 35 lbs, balance, stooping/crouching, grasping, writing, finger dexterity/keyboarding, reaching, color vision, operate machinery, physical presence at work

Mental Demands: Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, supervisory skills, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decision making skills, concentration, ability to work independent, multiple concurrent tasks, frequent deadlines, organizational skills, ability to collaborate with others, express ideas orally, remember and apply information, understand/follow basic instruction


Current RN Licensure and BLS required; 1 year Behavioral experience preferred within last 5 years.

Preferred: BSN, at least 1 year of nursing experience in behavorial health in the last 3 years.

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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 2018-20925

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Behavioral

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift night

Hours per 2 weeks 40

Department Senior IP MH