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Fairview Health Services RN Med/Surg 2 Observation Unit in Burnsville, Minnesota


The Outpatient Observation Unit RN at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN cares for adult patients with a wide range of medical and surgical needs. The unit is protocol driven serving medical and post-procedural/post-surgical patients including but not limited to conditions such as chest pain, syncope, renal colic, toxicology exposure, vertigo, DVT, stroke, gastroenteritis, hysterectomy, TURP, mastectomy and heart catheterizations. This 28 bed unit is fast-paced with an average length of patient stay around 28 hours, accommodating Outpatient Observation, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical patients and is equipped with remote telemetry to closely monitor cardiac patients. The unit is continuously focused on evaluating processes to improve quality of care, decrease length of stay by facilitating quick discharges and efficient patient flow.

This position is 60 hours in two weeks or .75 FTE, benefit eligible. 12 hr night shifts and every other weekend

  • Position reports to Nurse Manager

  • The unit is managed by an Advanced Practice Provider and Physician team. Nursing care team includes RN and NA/NST on all shifts.

  • Nurse to patient ratios on the day and evening shifts are 4:1, on the night shift is 6:1

  • We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package

Responsibilities/Job Description

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, care coordinators, patients, and families. The unit is focused on continuously improving processes to improve care and patient flow.


Required Qualifications:

  • MN RN licensure in good standing

  • BLS for health care providers

  • Willing to consider new grads

  • Training in arrhythmia monitoring and basic EKGinterpretationis required or need to train and pass upon hire

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Strong communication skills both in person and via phone/emails

  • Comfortable using computers

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and delegate

Preferred qualifications:

  • BSN or willingness to obtain in near future

  • RN work experience in an acute or sub-acute setting

  • Experience working in an outpatient setting or ER/Tele or PACU

  • Experience working in a team and delegating

  • Experience working in a support role (if no experience as an RN) NA, PCA, NST or similar

  • Familiarity with EPIC

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service

  • Must be adaptable to an ever changing environment and practice on-stage and off-stage behaviors consistently.

  • Proficient in the English language

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to problem solve effectively

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.

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Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. 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.

Vaccination Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago (9/14/2021 2:15 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-80390

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Other

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift night

Hours per 2 weeks 60