Fairview Health Services

  • Nursing Assistant Ortho Spine

    Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(2/9/2019 5:12 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
    Clinical Support Staff
    Fairview Ridges Hospital
    Hours per 2 weeks
    Ortho Spine
  • Overview

    Fairview Ridges Hospital is a 150 bed facility and is located in Burnsville, MN. The Ortho Spine Surgical unit is looking for an Nursing Assistant (NA) to support their 26 bed unit.  This unit cares for adult orthopedics, spine, total joint replacements, general surgery and post-surgical recovery patients. 


    Fairview Ridges has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery™ and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement™ by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


    About this position:

    • This position works 24 hours every two weeks, with an opportunity to pick up additional shifts
    • 8 hour shifts, on the evening shift
    • Working every other weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The Nursing Assistant (NA) is responsible for assisting the nurse in the delivery of patient care, transporting patient and/or equipment, setting up and maintaining patient rooms, and the reordering and stocking of supplies. The Nursing Assistant does not work autonomously but works under the direction of a professional nurse. May be given a patient care assignment based on unit needs and the discretion of the manager/charge nurse.


    The NA will:

    • Provides basic patient care, i.e. activities of daily living, positioning, ambulating, answering call lights
    • Assists RN in monitoring patient condition by accurately taking vital signs, recording weights, measuring input/output, and recording oxygen saturation levels.
    • Reports unusual finding to the RN in a timely manner
    • Transports patients, equipment, and supplies
    • Prepares rooms for admissions
    • Stocks supplies, organizes patient/unit areas, and cleans equipment


    Keywords: Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, NA, PCA, Personal Care Attendant


    Required Qualifications:

    • Requires previous experience as a Nursing Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant OR currently a nursing student with at least 1 semester of nursing clinicals completed.
    • BLS for healthcare providers

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Strongly prefer Nursing Assistant training and 1 year of hospital based Nursing Assistant experience.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a diverse patient population, multi-tasking abilities, excellent customer service, communication and teamwork skills


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