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RN Med/Surg 2 Observation Unit

Company: Fairview Health Services
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: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 60-72 hours in two weeks or .75 FTE - .9 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.
  • We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits packageResponsibilities/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.Qualifications:Required Qualifications:
    • MN RN licensure in good standing
    • BLS for health care providers
    • Willing to consider new grads
    • Training in arrhythmia monitoring and basic EKG interpretation is 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 effectivelyPhysical Demands: Standing, walking, reaching above shoulders, reaching waist level, reaching below knee, climbing, lifting above shoulders 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.

Keywords: Fairview Health Services, Burnsville , RN Med/Surg 2 Observation Unit, Healthcare , Burnsville, Minnesota

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