Fairview Health Services

Advanced Practice Nurse Leader, Behavioral Health

Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(7/2/2020 3:53 PM)
Requisition ID
Nursing (RN/LPN)
Nursing Resources/Education/Care Mgmt
St Joseph's Hospital
Hours per 2 weeks
Practice ED-Critical Care


M Health Fairview is looking for an Advance Practice Nurse Leader to support our Behavioral Health & Addiction Service Line in our acute care settings across the system.

  • Position reports to a Director of Education and Practice.
  • Can home base out of one of our many locations, including St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.
  • Position is 72 hours in two weeks, M-F, salaried/exempt and Benefit eligible

The Advance Practice Nurse Leader (APNL) demonstrates expert knowledge and skill in a specialty patient population.  The APNL leads work, processes, and people to design, develop, implement and evaluate innovative, evidence-based interventions and best practices to optimize safety, quality and cost-effectiveness.  The APNL generates and evaluates evidence for practice through partnership with nurses and other members of the inter-professional team and demonstrates professional leadership in work at the patient, microsystem and macrosystem levels

Responsibilities/Job Description

The APNL role models leadership in establishing and monitoring  practice standards, change management, communication, education/training, ethical decision-making, financial acumen, moral agency, and advocacy. 


Patient Care and Evaluation of Clinical Practice

  • Evaluates care of the patient/population against professional standards and evidence.
  • Analyzes proposed practice initiatives to establish effects on safety, effectiveness and efficacy.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates practice and outcomes.
  • Acquires and analyzes data from multiple sources to guide design of practice changes.
  • Disseminates findings from evidence−based practice and research to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Collaborates in the development of clear guidelines, performance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers.


  • Provides consultation on the care delivery for complex patients/family situations.
  • Employs consultative and leadership skills within and among professional teams.
  • Creates an environment to improve capacity for learning and adaptation to change.
  • Provides consultation in development of patient/family education materials.
  • Communicates findings to key stakeholders and follows up with others to ensure closed loop communication.  

Systems Leadership

  • Promotes competency, excellence in professional and clinical practice and collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care.
  • Participates in and/or leads the development and review of policies and procedures across the continuum of care.
  • Leads quality and safety monitors, improves and evaluates nursing sensitive indicators and other clinical quality metrics to improve clinical performance.
  • Performs assessments and designs plans to meet regulatory requirements related to nursing practice. 


  • Builds effective teams by including key stakeholders within and across departments, sites, service lines and populations.


  • Supports the clinical and professional development of colleagues through precepting, mentoring, and role modeling.
  • Participates in staff development and professional education supporting nurse continuing competence.


  • Acquires, analyzes, plans, disseminates and implements evidence-based practice into clinical environment to promote best practices.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and/or participates in research activities or quality improvement activities. 

Ethical Decision-Making

  • Applies ethical principles when analyzing and assisting with concerns or issues.




  • Master’s degree in Nursing in specific population (per APRN licensure requirements in MN)


  • 3 or more years of related nursing experience


  • Current MN RN License
  • Licensed in Minnesota as an Advanced Practice RN (CNS, NP, CRNA, CNM), which includes required certification




  • Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science


  • 6 or more years of related med surg nursing experience
  • 1 year or more APRN experience, PPNL or related work experience


  • Certification in Specialty Area


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