We are currently in need of a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) to work as a casual staff member on the emPATH team. This position includes weekend hours.
The LMHP role will focus solely on the M Health Fairview Southdale emPATH unit, which is a newly built, calming environment that will allow interactions with patients to take a calmer, therapeutic approach. The LMHP will partner with nursing and psychiatry to provide assessment, stabilization, intervention, and discharge services to patients with mental health crises. Work will be done in-person.
Our clinical model supports your professional judgment and decision making with state-of-the-art standardized assessment tools and logistical support to allow you to focus on clinical care. The work is perfect for mental health generalists who like variety or those who want to expand their skills with different age and diagnostic groups.
Our team has been positively impacting the community since 2002. We helpyouthand adults receive timely and compassionate care during periods of crisis.We are firmlycommitted to improvingcommunityhealth and aretransforming the ways in which crisis assessments and behavioral health services are availablethroughtechnologicalinnovationand community partnerships.
Provides coordinated care byinitiatingclient centered consultation with internal and external providers involved in care or services. Responsible for obtaining the necessary releases
Completes a comprehensive behavioral assessment in person or virtually via telehealth toidentifypatient needs and to recommend a level of care
Providespsychotherapy for clients
Assesses and completes the DEC (Diagnostic Evaluation Center) assessment form for all crisis patients
Determinesappropriate disposition, coordinates care, andprovidesdischarge summaries for patients
Collaborates with the patient, medical doctor, and family to create a treatment plan based on medical necessity and the patients preference for care
Providesprimary communication to collaborating partners,e.g.Hospital emergency departments, schools, primary care clinics, assisted living, and other treatment providers
Adheres to all policies and procedures
Maintains knowledge of available community resources and procedures for hospitalizations
Obtains all necessary documents, information, and signatures from patientsin order tocomplete assessments and coordinate care
Conducts risk assessments,de-escalationtechniques/suicide prevention, and/or mental status evaluation
Promptly and accurately documents patient information, the major crisis or treatment issues and expected outcomes based on medical recordkeeping standards. Documents/charts according to department standards,policyand regulatory and accrediting bodies requirements
Service to Internal and External Customers:
Responsible for responding to queriespertaining toservices that can be provided to best meet the needs of the patient
Locates and schedules routine and crisis appointments for patients within the established timeframe
Establishes andmaintainspositive and professional working relationships with internal staff, external service providers and other state and county agencies
Engages inappropriate professionaldevelopment through continuing education, membership in professional organization and licensure as eligible
Asrequested, participates in nonclinical activities such as committee work, quality improvement teams, performance improvement and grant initiatives
The posted position willbe located intheemPATHunit at M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital. Clinical work will be done in-person.
Above and beyondtheaforementionedresponsibilities, theLMHPin theemPATHunit will need to be able to meet the following expectations:
Skilled in interdisciplinary teamwork including respectful communication, ability to present a case in a clear format by highlighting discipline-specific and pertinent information, collaborative patient care approaches, and flexibility withcolleagues;
Knowledge of resources in the community and ability to engage in clinical disposition problem solving to connect patients with mostappropriateand least restrictive level ofcare;
Skills in crisis intervention including knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, coping, basicCBTand/or DBT, and brief-solution focused therapy skills;and
Ability to roll with new interventions, structures, and approaches.
Masters Degree, from an accredited school, in Social Work, Psychology, or closely related discipline
Basic Life Support Certification
Valid Minnesota drivers license, access to a car during designated hours, proof of auto insurance coverage
One of the following licenses in good standing in the State of Minnesota:
Licensed Psychologist (Doctoral or Master's)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (Doctoral or Masters)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Doctoral or Master's)
Good working knowledge of electronic health records as well as a comfort level and willingness toutilizecomputer-based platforms for assessments along withproficiencywith computers
Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and to quickly switch from one task to another
Three or more years experience in crisis counseling/situations or clinical therapy
One to three years leadership experience in a behavioral related field
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 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 netwo...rk 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.