Fairview Health Services  RN Outpatient Observation Unit (will consider summer nurse intern) in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle RN Outpatient Observation Unit (will consider summer nurse intern)

Specialty NURSING-Med/Surg/Ortho/Neuro

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Department Outpatient Observation

Hours per 2 weeks 56-64

Shift Rotating day/night

Date Posted 08/04/2017

Job Number 17-68474

Join our team in driving a healthier future.

Fairview Health Services is an award-winning nonprofit health care system with more than 21,000 employees and 2,300 aligned physicians. Based in Minneapolis, we deliver care at all stages of life and are committed to high value health—superior outcomes and an exceptional experience at a lower cost of care. Passionate, innovative employees are essential to our future as we seek to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.

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 20 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 on D/E shifts and NST/LPN on nights.

Benefit eligible. E/O wknd, holiday rotation, 8 hr shifts (Days and Nights), typically 2 weeks nights and 2 weesk days, weekends woudl be a set shifts once in patterned schedule but may need to flex with scheduling unit needs. 56 or 64 hours in two week (determined at offer)

Position will not start until Summer 2018

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.

Job Qualifications:

Requires;

Current MN RN license or by start date of either Winter 2017 or Summer 2018

Good delegation, customer service, team and communication skills required.

Must be comfortable with using computers and working with a diverse patient population.

Requires ability to provide written validation of current basic life support competency

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

Prefer;

BSN or willingness to obtain BSN in future.

Some work experience as a nursing assistant, pca, lpn or similar

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.

Are you ready to transform healthcare with us?

For more than 100 years, Fairview has been meeting community needs and achieving breakthrough medical advances in care. We are committed to providing our patients and their families with the very best care and the very best experience. Fairview has seven hospitals and medical centers and more than 90 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the state.

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond.

True to our values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion and innovation, our employees are improving patient lives and driving a healthier future. Consider being part of our team today.

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