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Fairview Health Services RN-Endoscopy in Minneapolis, Minnesota


TheEndoscopy RNis responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for all assignedpatients undergoing GI procedures or pulmonary studies at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. These procedures are conducted in a variety of locations within the perioperative setting and may be performed with or without sedation/anesthesia. The RN role includes patient procedural prep and intra-procedure support as well as maintenance of this specific service line’s clinical operations (ex:room turnover, supply and equipment checks). The RN utilizes knowledge of physiological status and developmental stages to provide the patient and family with procedure-related education and support and includes the family in the care of the patient.

The Endoscopy RN collaborates with MDs, RNs, Advanced Practice Providers, schedulers, and inpatient staff to coordinate the care of the patient in a fast-paced environment. The RN utilizes knowledge of physiological status and developmental stages to provide the patient and family with procedure-related education and support and includes the family in the care of the patient. The RN delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate. The RN performs these responsibilities in accordance with all policy, procedure, and professional practice guidelines.

About this position:

  • .6 FTE (48 hours every two weeks), 8 hour shifts

  • Day Shift.

  • Weekend as needed.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Endoscopy RN:

  • Performs advanced monitoring; intervenes as needed; promptly identifies and responds to potential and emergent situations; troubleshoots issues.

  • Collaborates with Attending MD to ensure thorough pre-case planning is completed and all anticipated equipment and supplies are in place and/or readily available prior to the start of the procedure.

  • Is responsible for pre-procedure patient assessment and carrying out physician orders for all phases of care.

  • Is responsible for the correct functioning of equipment and supplies for GI and Pulmonary procedures.

  • Participates in the intra and post procedure care of the patient including supporting anesthesia care provider in airway management and altered states of anesthesia.

  • Is responsible to assess, plan and teach patient and family about procedure and provides appropriate discharge education and planning.

  • Is responsible for the proper handling of specimens from patient procedures, properly identifying, preparing and labeling specimens for the lab per the hospital's specimen management policy.

  • Is responsible to perform and assure proper cleaning of endoscopes and other procedural equipment and demonstrate the ability to complete bedside cleaning.

  • Is responsible to complete initial and annual training for bedside equipment cleaning and Sedation competency.

  • Will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the equipment or software used for patient care, including EPIC, Provation MD, and Pyxis.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Current MN RN License

  • BSN or BAN

  • 1+ RN experience in acute care setting

  • BLS

  • ACLS (if not currently certified, unit will arrange certification class)

Preferred Qualifications

  • RN experience in critical care setting

  • Experience in endoscopy procedures

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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-Minneapolis

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/14/2021 12:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-80360

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Specialty Care/Other

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Endoscopy