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Fairview Health Services RN - Novice (Chemical Dependency) in Saint Paul, Minnesota


The RN serves as the key leader of the interdependent team and is responsible to achieve patient and unit outcomes by coordinating the care for a group of patients. This includes: comprehensive assessment of patient and family needs; identification of outcomes based on the needs assessment; establishing the plan of care; monitoring the progress; and modification of the plan of care as needed.

This is a part-time, benefit eligible opportunity (0.6 FTE, 48 hrs/ pay period) to work rotating day and evening shifts on our Chemical Dependency unit. The schedule includes every other weekend (Fri-Sun) and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Demonstrates commitment to principles of the patient care model (Professional Partnership Model) and achieving the HealthEast nursing vision and strategy

  • Utilizes the nursing process, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to coordinate outcome focused patient care. Throughout this process, also understands and incorporates holistic nursing theory based on Watson's Theory of Caring aligning with the practice standards of the American Holistic Nurses' Association whenever holistic therapy is offered

  • Communicates effectively with patient/family, physicians, the interdependent team, and other disciplines regarding the plan of care

  • Assesses and documents learning needs of the patient and family. Develops an individualized education plan for patients and families based on identified needs

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements at the point of care to achieve clinical quality, customer experience, nursing engagement, and efficiency and effectiveness outcomes

  • Complies with regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, board of nursing requirements, patient safety requirements, infection control practices, and other established practice standards, policies, guidelines, and procedures

  • Coordinates the interdependent team while promoting collaborative teamwork and cooperation

  • Actively participates in the development and achievement of department goals (safety, cost, quality, patient experience, employee engagement)

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned



  • Associate's degree in Nursing

  • Registered Nurse (RN) through MN Board of Nursing

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • 1 year acute care RN experience

  • Current Medical Surgical experience

  • Ability to respond to crisis intervention

  • Must meet Rule 31 staff qualification requirements as outlined in MN Rules 9530.6450 (must comply with signature on attestation form)


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing

  • 1 to 3 years experience

  • 1 year Addiction Medicine experience

  • 1 year Mental Health experience

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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 2019-31517

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Behavioral

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Mental Health - Inpatient 270