Allina Health

RN-Substance Abuse/Geriatric Mental Health

Fridley MN
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Part Time


Allina Health 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.


  • Clinical skills and ability to work on a Geriatric Mental Health unit and the Substance Abuse unit - Approximately 50% of shifts will be worked on each unit
  • Clinical knowledge of medical terminology and documentation
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with healthcare team members
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast pace environment within a 8 hour timeline
  • Demonstrated self-directedness
  • Excellent customer services and recovery skills
  • Computer skills, specifically Epic
  • Acute or long-term care facility, and substance abuse experience preferred
  • Maintain and manage a milieu safely



  • BSN preferred
  • 1 year of psychiatric experience and 1 year of Med/Surg experience required
  • Substance abuse experience preferred
  • Long-term geriatric patient care and substance abuse patients care experience that is patient focused
  • Leadership abilities and conflict management skills
  • Medical terminology required


  • Strong knowledge base in related areas
  • Ability to work intimately with patients and families throughout the life continuum
  • Competency in data collection, monitoring and delegated intervention
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with health care team members, managers, leaders and with key persons who relate to the patient and family during times of illness and crisis
  • Excellent communication /telephone and customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks/assignments in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with conflict and communicate effectively
  • Strong de-escalation skills

Licensure/Certification Required: BLS, and Minnesota RN license

RN hires with less than 1 year of RN experience must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing or The National League for Nursing) which is inclusive of a clinical rotation in an acute care facility.


Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Part-time: 32 hours/week
  • Day/Night Shifts: 8 hour shifts
  • Every other weekend
  • MNA 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 Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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