Fairview Health Services RN Medical Surgical Observation (willing to consider summer nurse intern) in Burnsville, Minnesota


Fairview Ridges Hospital, located in Burnsville MN is looking for an RN to support our Outpatient Observation Med Surg Unit. RN's care for adult patients with a wide range of medical needs including but not limited to conditions such as chest pain, back pain, stroke, gastroenteritis, as well as post-surgical patients that have undergone hysterectomy, TURP, heart catheterizations and chest tubes. This 24 bed unit is fast-paced with an average length of patient stay around 27 hours, accommodating Outpatient Observation, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical patients and is equipped with remote telemetry to closely monitor patients admitted from ED /Surgery. The unit is continuously focused on evaluating processes to improve care and patient flow.

This position is 60 hours in two weeks or .75 FTE, benefit eligible. 12 Night shifts and is every third weekend and holiday rotation. POSITION will not start till 2019 (Winter or Summer)

  • Position reports to Nurse Manager

  • Managed by Advanced Practice Providers. Nursing care team includes RN and NA/NST on all shifts.

  • Nurse to patient ratios on the day and evening shifts are 4:1, on the night shift is 6:1

  • Protocol driven unit serving patients with specific diagnoses both post-surgical and post-procedural including (but not limited to); Chest pain, TIA, syncope, gastroenteritis, renal colic, vertigo, black pain, toxicology exposure, and DVT. Patient care also includes both post-surgical and post-procedural patients.

  • We offer very competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package

Responsibilities/Job Description

The registered nurse is responsible for providing patient and family centered nursing care following established standards and practices. The nurse will have an essential role in coordinating care with physicians, care coordinators, patients, and families. The unit is focused on continuously improving processes to improve care and patient flow.


  • MN RN licensure by start date (Winter or Summer 2019)

  • BLS for health care providers

  • Must have completed 300-320 hours in a paid summer nurse intern role with Fairview

  • BSN must be completed by hire date in 2019

  • Training in arrhythmia monitoring and basic EKG interpretation is required or need to train and pass upon hire

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Strong communication skills both in person and via phone/emails

  • Comfortable using computers

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and delegate

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in an outpatient setting or ER/Tele or PACU

  • Experience working in a team and delegating

  • Experience working in a support role (if no experience as an RN) NA, PCA, NST or similar

  • Familiarity with EPIC

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service

  • Must be adaptable to an ever changing environment and practice on-stage and off-stage behaviors consistently.

  • Proficient in the English language

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve effectively

Physical Demands: Standing, walking, reaching above shoulders, reaching waist level, reaching below knee, climbing, lifting above shoulders <10-20 lbs, lifting waist level 35 lbs, lifting below knee 35 lbs, writing, pushing, hearing, squat/kneeling, repetitive actions, keyboarding, speaking, seeing/visual.

Mental Demands: Frequent people contact, irregular work schedule, supervisory skills, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decision making skills, concentration, ability to work independent, multiple concurrent tasks, frequent deadlines, organizational skills, ability to work well with others.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 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 network 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22527

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Medical Surgical

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift night

Hours per 2 weeks 60

Department Outpatient Observation