Fairview Ridges Hospital, located in Burnsville, Minnesota is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our busy Perianesthesia team. We perform approximately 10,000 in/outpatient Adult and peds surgical cases per year in out 14 OR rooms using the latest in technology. Our team of nurses and techs/nursing assistants work closely with multiple disciplines to provide a patient and family centered experience.
The position is Benefit Eligible position at a .6 FTE (48 hours in two weeks),and is 8 hour, rotating shifts with varied start times as early as 530 am and as late at 200 pm. Monday- Friday. The position includes some night call approximately 1 time per month during the week and every 4th weekend commitment (S,S ). Holiday call is rotated amongst the team. Schedules are created with a preferred self-scheduling model, staff input is considered in scheduling practices. Must be able to get to hospital within 30 minutes.
Reports to nurse manager
Unit supports 12 PACU bays and 20 Pre/Post op bays. Includes a proactive pre-admitting department that prepares patients in advance of their visit and collaborates closely with Anesthesia.
Nursing at Ridges Hospital offers opportunities to participate in decisions about their practice and has a high functioning shared decision making model in place.
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, retirement options, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program and more!
Location: Burnsville, MN
RN will complete pre-op assessments, monitor patients having blocks prior to procedures, and provide recovery care for patients in PACU Phase 1 and Phase 2. Procedures range from out-patient to surgical admissions, and include pediatric to geriatric patient population. Phase 1 PACU has 12 bays, Phase 2 discharge area and Pre-op area includes private rooms and a child play area. Child life is available on site to work with the pediatric patient. Some specific duties include pre-admission phone calls, admissions day of surgery, monitoring andcontinuously assessing patients following procedure until ready for transfer to the floor-as well as Phase 2 care to include intensive patient education that assures readiness for discharge to home. Critical care skills needed to include airway and hemodynamic management, pain management, and excellent assessment skills for patients in altered states of consciousness. Will evaluate patient responses to interventions including; administration of medication, responses to anesthesia, and risks related to surgical procedures. Must be able to push/pull/lift/transfer patients.
1 year experience as RN in a PACU/ ICU/ED or ER or other critical care areas, including experience with advanced airways and telemetry.
MN RN licensure or by start date
Current BLS for healthcare providers
Requires ability to provide written validation of current ACLS, PALS or PEARS competency or ability to obtain written validation within 6 months of hire based on employees role.
Flexibility in scheduling including; rotating day/eve shifts, holiday, weekend and night call hour rotation
Comfortable using computers
Ability to work with a diverse patient populations and ages
Bachelors in Nursing, ernrolled in BSN and willingness to obtain in the near future
3 years of experience as RN in PACU, Perianesthesia, ED, or critical care setting
PAL or PEARS certification or within 6 months of orientation must obtain
Excellent customer service and communication
Able to transport patients to unit within and outside of the department
Proficient in the English language
Attention to detail
Ability to problem solve effectively
Physical demands: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting-max 35lbs, push/pull-max. 35 lbs., balance, stooping/crouching, grasping, writing, finger dexterity/keyboarding, reaching, color vision, operate machinery, physical presence at work
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 collaborate with others, express ideas orally, remember and apply information, understand/follow basic instruction
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