Fairview Health Services RN Critical Care Flex Team in Minneapolis, Minnesota


The RN on the Critical Care Flex Team will be responsible for providing professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices in our newly remodeled ICUs. They will assist physicians and staff in coordinating patient care, and demonstrate the ability to safely and accurately operate equipment. The RN on the Critical Care Flex Team works in three different ICU's at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

This position is working 60 hours, 12 hour shifts, every third weekend.

The critical care units include the Surgical ICU, the Cardiovascular ICU and Medical ICU. At the University of Minnesota Medical Center, we are a comprehensive stroke center and trauma center. The units have been new remodeled for a total of 63 critical care beds. We care for patients who have had coronary artery bypass, valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, aortic arch repair, neurosurgery, complex surgical procedures, and heart/lung and liver transplant. We care for patients with many different diagnoses including: multi system organ failure, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, influenza, sepsis, renal failure, GI bleed, pre/post bone marrow transplant, pre organ transplant (kidney/liver/lung), overdoses, and respiratory/cardiac arrest.

Our team also manages patients with decompensated heart failure, adult congenital heart defects, cardiogenic shock, advanced pulmonary hypertension and cardiac arrest. We utilize extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), ventricular assist devices (VAD), intraortic balloon pumps (IABP) and Swan-Ganz catheters routinely. Our complex patient population requires hemodynamic monitoring, critical medication management, management of organ failure, maintenance of systemic perfusion and a high technical skill set. This is a faced-paced and highly technical medical environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for all assigned patient population(s). The RN is responsible for performing these responsibilities in accordance with all policy, procedures, professional practice guidelines and the MN Nurse Practice Act. The RN coordinates care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate.



  • MN RN License

  • BLS required

  • AD required


  • BSN or higher preferred

  • Certification in related specialty is highly desired

  • A minimum of one year current medical surgical RN experience in a Hospital setting is preferred

  • One year adult critical care experience is preferred

  • Certification by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing or in a related specialty is highly preferred

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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 2018-22810

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Emergency/Critical Care/Trauma

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day/night

Hours per 2 weeks 60

Department Critical Care Flex Team