Allina Health

Substance Abuse Program Assistant

Fridley MN
Apr 01, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Employment Status
Part Time


Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina 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.

Unity Hospital, located in Fridley, Minn. serves the northern metropolitan communities with a full continuum of care and services and is known for its expertise in bariatrics and obstetrical care. With 1,500 employees and 220 staffed beds, Unity provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 107,000 patients each year. It shares its nearly 842-physician medical staff with Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.


  • The Substance Abuse Program Assistant provides direct care to clients/families under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) and within their scope of practice
  • This is accomplished through the provision of patient care based on major job components of caregiver, quality/resource stewardship, customer service and role modeling 
  • Clients unique physical and psychological needs are met through age appropriate measures
  • Client activity program development is consistent with unit policies and procedures
  • Client ability to actively participate is monitored and collected data is reported to RN and documented
  • Client education groups are facilitated as scheduled and relevant information including progress or lack thereof is communicated to the team



  • 1 year of Substance Abuse education or related behavioral health care area
  • CPR certification within 90 days of hire
  • Minimum 1 year in Substance Abuse or Behavioral Health or related area
  • Prefer CNA license
  • BLS Certification


  • Strong knowledge base in related areas
  • The ability to work intimately with patients and families throughout the life continuum
  • Assist with patient care ADLs
  • Competency in data collection, monitoring, and delegated intervention
  • The ability to establish effective relationships with healthcare team members, managers, and leaders and with key persons who relate to the patient and family during times of illness and crisis
  • Strong communication/telephone skills/strong customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks/assignments in a fast paced environment
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Computer and clerical skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Excellian/Epic)
  • De-escalation and safety skills

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Part time position: (24 hours per week)
  • Night Shifts
  • Every other weekend
  • Non-Contract

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 Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Hospitals & Clinics is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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