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 third weekend and holiday rotation
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
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.
MN RN licensure in good standing
BLS for health care providers
Must have some experience working as RN
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
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
Excellent customer service
Must be adaptable to an ever changing environment and practice on-stage and off-stage behaviors consistently.
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.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) 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 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 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.