Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center is the community leader in delivering exceptional, responsive and consumer focused behavioral health services. In 1964, we were established by a dedicated group of concerned citizens and government officials of Houston, Wabasha, and Winona counties. In 1965, we opened our first clinic in Winona.  Today we have clinics located in Winona, Houston, Wabasha, Goodhue and Fillmore counties.

At Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, we know the importance of work life and family life balance.  We allow flexibility in staff members scheduling to meet this need.  We pride ourselves on helping our employees grow and develop within the agency by hiring internally within our organization, when possible.  For staff members that need Clinical Supervision to pursue licensing, we offer this education training at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center for free.  We are a mission driven organization and continue to be the leader in providing exceptional mental and behavioral support and services to enhance the well-being of our communities through a non-profit structure.

TITLE: Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse (32 hours)

PROGRAM: Psychiatric Department

JOB SUMMARY: RN/LPN on the Psychiatric team provide ancillary/nursing services to clients with mental illness who are patients of Hiawatha Valley prescribers.



  1. Provides skilled nursing services that promote consumer recovery.
  2. Room clients before and after they are seen by psychiatric prescribers and complete all meaningful use measures needed (i.e. height, weight, BP, other symptom related communication, medication education, other as needed to maximize client contact time with prescribers.)
  3. Document all nursing clinical documentation in the client record promptly and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  4. Develop therapeutic relationships with clients and family that respect boundaries, promote the highest level of self-determination and facilitate open discussion of needs.
  5. Make and implement care recommendations, either independently or in conjunction with psychiatrists and CNS, case management and/or other providers.
  6. Implements the Nursing component of the service plan through regular communication and visitation with the client in collaboration with the psychiatrist.
  7. Monitor medications, provide medication education, administer medications, report medication response and side effects to physician. Provide the family with medication teaching as needed.
  8. Assess and teach medication management and relapse management skills to the client during each visit, as indicated.
  9. Makes referrals to the medical community and other providers as warranted by client status, assist clients in follow-up of referral.
  10. Assures that all available psychiatric and medical services are in place.
  11. Initiates appropriate action in crisis or emergency situations, communicates and collaborates with family and other support system.
  12. Communicates pertinent information about clients’ status to staff and discuss at clients’ case review.
  13. Provides consultation in areas of competencies as requested, within parameters of professional nursing practice.
  14. Maintains a high standard of professionalism, a positive attitude and appropriate personal appearance while performing duties.
  15. Maintains competence through planned and continuous professional growth and development. Demonstrates current Nursing knowledge and competencies.
  16. Document assessments timely and accurately.
  17. Comply with all safety and health standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  18. Provide support, information and community contacts to clients who have special needs.
  19. Complete relevant and required training.
  20. Assist in development of training opportunities for clients.
  21. Develop and implement activities that meet clients’ special needs and are accessible through special accommodations.
  22. To be sensitive to the cultural differences of consumers so that their specific needs may be met.
  23. Provide support, information and community contacts to clients who have special needs.
  24. Complete relevant and required training.
  25. Assist in development of training opportunities for clients.
  26. Develop and implement activities that meet clients’ special needs and are accessible through special accommodations.
  27. Possess a vehicle, valid driver license, and valid auto insurance.



  1. Individual must be currently licensed to practice as an RN in the State of Minnesota, LPN also acceptable.
  2. Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with persons who experience serious and persistent mental health problems. Knowledge of mental health service delivery and case management principles with a treatment service continuum.
  3. Understanding of and respect for therapeutic professional boundaries with clients.
  4. Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
  5. Knowledge of Federal, State and County laws and regulations which impact upon service delivery.
  6. Awareness of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic factors with the assessment and intervention process. The person in this job must be sensitive to and respectful of the cultural and other differences that s/he will encounter in interacting with co-workers and in serving our customers.
  7. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to assess client needs, facilitate access and coordinate planning to meet consumer discharge and transition needs.
  9. Ability to serve as a team leader and ability to coordinate the efforts of other team members for assigned cases.
  10. Ability to develop innovative solutions to diverse consumer needs.
  11. Ability to work cooperatively within the context of a multidisciplinary and multi-agency, community-based service team and ability to function independently and make decisions as needed.
  12. Ability to assess vulnerability and to employ least intrusive intervention as a means to address.
  13. Flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing service continuum, unpredictable changes in consumer service needs and unfamiliar circumstances.
  14. Active listening skills, negotiation, de-escalation and crisis intervention skills.
  15. Ability to monitor and document consumer progress.
  16. Ability to address shifting priorities and to organize and prioritize workload to effectively meet consumer needs and other service provider expectations.
  17. Has advanced mental health clinical Nursing skills, strong interpersonal and public relation skills.
  18. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  19. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a willingness

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION: Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch, twist, bend, reach overhead, maneuver stairs and stretch in a manner conducive to the execution of daily activities. Must be able to move around the office on a daily basis. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must communicate with others and exchange information. This is primarily a sedentary position (standing and/or sitting). Employee regularly operates a computer and other office equipment on a daily basis. Occasional bending and lifting of office materials up to 30 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment free from harassment, violence and discrimination. Our inclusive work environment represents many different backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints. The core values we live by include: integrity, respect, people focused, community focused, continuous improvement, compassion, partnership and collaboration, empowerment and financial stewardship. All Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center owned facilities are smoke/drug free environments, with some exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at client sites.



  1. Paid Leave Time starts accruing at 5.08 hours per pay check
  2. Up to 10 days of paid jury duty leave
  3. Up to 5 days of paid bereavement leave
  4. 9 paid holidays and 2 half day holidays, plus 1 personal paid day per year
  5. medical, dental, vision insurance is available for full time employees
  6. Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance is free for full time employees
  7. 403b retirement account with employer contribution of 100 percent match, up to 3.5 percent, at one year. Employees are fully vested at one year

EEO- We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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