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Fairview Health Services Psychiatric Associate in Saint Paul, Minnesota


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

This is a part-time, benefit eligible opportunity (0.6 FTE, 48 hrs/ pay period) to work eight hour overnight shifts (11pm-7:30am), which includes every other weekend (Fri-Sun), and rotating holidays in our in-patient mental health unit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Maintains safety of patient and staff by conducting the following as assigned:

  • Conducts safety checks of patients through visual observation and documentation

  • Conducts room, belonging and unit searches

  • Responds and participates in de-escalation of patient including physical intervention as trained

  • Actively participates in milieu management with treatment team collaboration

Performs basic patient daily living routines and procedures according to treatment plan:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of signs/symptoms of diagnoses and interventions

  • Conducts educational programming with individual and/or patient groups according to appropriate treatment plan

  • Responds to emergency situations as trained per policy

Participates in the treatment team’s mission, goals and plans:

  • Acts as a member of the multi-disciplinary therapeutic team

  • Exhibits verbal communication in a timely, thorough, and professional manner

  • Possesses knowledge of current issues, changes and updates in Behavioral Services policies and procedures



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • First aid certification required through the American Heart Association if assigned to work on a chemical dependency unit

  • Knowledge of age and developmental issues specific to patient populations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Field

  • Experience working with emotionally disturbed persons

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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 2019-31491

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Behavioral Services

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift night

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Mental Health - Inpatient 550