Fairview Health Services  RN Outpatient Observation Unit in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle RN Outpatient Observation Unit

Specialty NURSING-Med/Surg/Ortho/Neuro

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Department Outpatient Observation

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Shift Rotating day/night

Date Posted 05/08/2018

Job Number 18-72840

Job Description:

The Outpatient Observation Unit RN at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN cares for adult patients with a range of medical needs including such conditions as chest pain, back pain, gastroenteritis as well as post-surgical patients. This 24 bed unit is fast-paced with an average length of patient stay less than 24 hours, serving patients coming from ED /Surgery. 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, other team members, and patients and families. The unit is focused on continuously improving processes to improve care and patient flow. Using computerized charting is essential. Support staff includes; NST or NA on all shifts.

Benefit eligible. E/O wknd, holiday rotation, 8 hr shifts and 64 hours in two week, Days 7-300 , Nights 11pm -730 am

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.

Job Qualifications:


Recent work experience at the bedside as RN in an acute (hospital or TCU) or subacute (LTC or similar) setting

Ability to provide written validation of current basic life support competency for healthcare providers

MN RN licensure or by start date

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

Strong communication skills are required

Excellent critical thinking and computer skills are required

Must be flexible, able to multi-task, and have good organization and time-management skills.

Must be able to work in a team environment which includes a Nursing Station Technician.

The RN must be adaptable to an ever changing environment. Must practice on-stage and off-stage behaviors consistently and appropriately.


Prefer hospital RN nursing/LPN or NST experience.

Prefer experience working in an ER/Tele or PACU setting

BSN or willingness to obtain

About Fairview Health Services

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 11 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.

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