Fairview Health Services RN Perianesthesia in Burnsville, Minnesota


Fairview Ridges Hospital, located in Burnsville, Minnesota is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our busy Perianesthesia team. We perform approximately 10,000 surgical cases per year in out 14 OR rooms using the latest in technology. Our team of nurses and techs/nursing assistants work closely with multiple disciplines to provide a patient and family centered experience. With our strategic location just south of the Minnesota River, Ridges Hospital promotes the health of surrounding communities and continues to experience growth.

The open position is Benefit Eligible position at a .6 FTE (48 hours in two weeks), and is 8 hour rotating shifts with varied start times. The position includes some night call approximately 1-2 times per month and every 4 th weekend call commitment. Holiday call is rotated amongst the team. Schedules are created with a preferred self-scheduling model, staff input is considered in scheduling practices.

  • Reports to nurse manager

  • Unit supports 12 PACU bays and 20 Pre/Post op bays. Includes a proactive pre-admitting department that prepares patients in advance of their visit and collaborates closely with Anesthesia.

  • Nursing at Ridges Hospital offers opportunities to participate in decisions about their practice and has a high functioning shared decision making model in place.

  • Patient population includes pediatric to geriatric with multiple specialties.

  • We offer very competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package

Responsibilities/Job Description

RN will complete pre-op assessments, monitor patients having blocks prior to procedures, and provide recovery care for patients in PACU Phase 1 and Phase 2. Procedures range from out-patient to surgical admissions, and include pediatric to geriatric patient population. Phase 1 PACU has 12 bays, Phase 2 discharge area and Pre-op area includes private rooms and a child play area. Child life is available on site to work with the pediatric patient. Some specific duties include pre-admission phone calls, admissions day of surgery, monitoring and continuously assessing patients following procedure until ready for transfer to the floor-as well as Phase 2 care to include intensive patient education that assures readiness for discharge to home. Critical care skills needed to include airway and hemodynamic management, pain management, and excellent assessment skills for patients in altered states of consciousness. Will evaluate patient responses to interventions including; administration of medication, responses to anesthesia, and risks related to surgical procedures.


Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience as RN in a PACU/ ICU/ED or ER or other critical care areas, including experience with advanced airways and telemetry.

  • MN RN licensure or by start date

  • Current BLS for healthcare providers

  • ACLS with AHA as health care provider

  • Flexibility in scheduling including; rotating day/eve shifts, holiday, weekend and night call hour rotation

  • Comfortable using computers

  • Ability to work with a diverse patient populations and ages

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing or willingness to obtain

  • 3 years of experience as RN in PACU, Perianesthesia, ED, or critical care setting

  • PAL or PEARS certification or within 6 months of orientation must obtain

  • Perianesthesia certification

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication

  • EPIC proficiency

  • Able to transport patients to unit within and outside of the department

  • Proficient in the English language

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve effectively

Physical demands: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting-max 35lbs, push/pull-max. 35 lbs., balance, stooping/crouching, grasping, writing, finger dexterity/keyboarding, reaching, color vision, operate machinery, physical presence at work

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 collaborate with others, express ideas orally, remember and apply information, understand/follow basic instruction

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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 2018-21636

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Perioperative/OR

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 56

Department Pre & Post Op Care