Fairview Health Services  RN Perianesthesia in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle RN Perianesthesia

Specialty NURSING-Perioperative/Sports Medicine/Same Day Surgery

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Department Pre & Post Op Care

Hours per 2 weeks 48 or 56

Shift Rotating day/evening

Date Posted 04/30/2018

Job Number 18-72626

Job Description:

RN will be providing direct care for patients of all ages in our busy Perianesthesia department at Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville, MN) which averages over 10,000 surgical cases per year.

Shift start times vary between 6 am and 200 pm, 8 hour shifts with on average 2 nights call in a month and every 4th weekend call rotation. Position is 48 hours in two weeks. M-F. Benefit eligible

Opportunity to pick up shifts

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 patients responses to interventions including; administration of medication, responses to anesthesia, and risks related to surgical procedures.

Job Qualifications:


Current MN RN License or by start date.

Current BLS

ACLS certification with American Heart Assoc. as a Health Care Provider and PEARS or PALS certification or able to obtain within 6 months of orientation.

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

EPIC proficiency

Ability to transport patients to units within and outside of the department.

Flexibility in schedule including rotating day/evening shifts Holiday, weekend and night call hours.

Strong communication skills, desire to provide excellent clinical care, customer service and willingness to collaborate with inpatient and outpatient areas.

Comfortable using computers.

Ability to work with a diverse patient population and ages.


3 years' experience as RN in PACU, ICU, ED or other critical care areas.

Perianesthesia certification

BSN or willingness to obtain in the near future.

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

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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.