Fairview Health Services

  • RN Ortho Surgical Spine (willing to consider summer nurse intern)

    Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(8/3/2018 10:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing (RN/LPN)
    Nursing-Medical Surgical
    Fairview Ridges Hospital
    Hours per 2 weeks
    Ortho Spine
  • Overview

    Fairview Ridges Hospital is licensed for 150 beds and is located in the growing south metro suburb of Burnsville, MN. The Ortho Spine Surgical unit is looking for an RN to support their 26 bed unit which includes a satellite rehab gym.


    This position is 64 hours in two weeks or .8 FTE, benefit eligible. 8 hour Day and Evening shifts and includes e/o weekend and holiday rotation. FLEX schedule- will know exact schedule 4-6 weeks in advance and will not work more than 2 weekends in a 4 week period.

    Position will not start till 2019 (Winter or Summer) 

    • Position reports to Nurse Manager
    • Nursing care team includes RN and NA/NST on all shifts, supported by Advance practice nurse, Clinical education specialist, telemetry techs, social workers, pharmacy, and care coordinators.
    • Nurse to patient ratios on the day and evening shifts are 4:1 on Nights is 6:1.
    • Adult orthopedics, spine, total joint replacements, general surgery and post-surgical recovery patients
    • We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The registered nurse is responsible for providing patient and family centered nursing care following established standards, professional practice guidelines and MN Nurse Practice act. The nurse will have an essential role in coordinating care with physicians, care coordinators, patients, and families and delegates responsibilities as appropriate. RN on this unit will cross train to post op surgical, oncology, and complex medical patients.  Epic is used for computerized medical records charting.


    Required Qualifications:

    • MN RN licensure by start date, 2019 
    • BLS for health care providers
    • Must have completed a 300-320 hour summer nurse intern (paid) positon with Fairview.
    • BSN by start date 
    • 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:

    • 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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