At the University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank Campus we are committed to providing exceptional healthcare in a setting where we specialize in innovation. We continually strive to improve our patients' lives by delivering superior outcomes using groundbreaking technology and treatments while balancing patients' needs.
Our partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School and University of Minnesota Physicians provides the platform to specialize in breakthrough treatments, surgical techniques, lifesaving therapies and to train tomorrow's physicians. Clinical trials advance our clinical services, bringing the very newest ideas in patient care.
We are conveniently located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis.
The PACU RN is responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for all assigned Perianesthesia (pre- and post-op) patients. The RN is responsible for performing these responsibilities in accordance with all policy, procedure, and professional practice guidelines. The RN coordinates care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate.
This position is a casual position working on an as needed basis on the rotating day/evening shift, 8 hour shifts. Position does require the ability to work off-premise call shifts as assigned (staff rotation of weeknights and weekends) and meet unit requirement for call response time. The position is not eligible for benefits.
Provides exceptional care to pediatric and adult patients from culturally diverse populations prior to and immediately after surgical procedures.
Assesses patient needs and identifies expected nursing outcomes.
Develops an individualized nursing plan of care.
Implements nursing interventions based on the plan of care.
Evaluates care and patient response to interventions and expected outcomes.
Documents interventions according to practice guidelines.
Responds to emergent situations.
Coordinates nursing care and communicates effectively with all other members of the health care team.
Delegates direct and indirect patient care activities to appropriate personnel based on needs, condition, potential for risk/harm, complexity of the skill and predictability of the outcome.
Assures all actions are based on scientific, ethical or ecological principles; proven effectiveness; past experience; practice standards; patient/family requests and values; or legal parameters.
Initiates age and culturally appropriate measures to meet patient needs and achieve expected outcomes.
Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner appropriate to patient/family needs.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Continuously works to improve skills and interpersonal relationships and contributes to a safe work environment.
Continuously creates an exceptional experience with patients, families, providers and peers.
Completes all initial and annual required learning relevant to the role.
Is punctual and complies with department standards regarding attendance and punctuality.
Uses time effectively and actively participates in unit productivity and quality improvement initiatives of department.
Complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies. Complies with all Fairview and departmental standards, policies and procedures.
Acts in accordance with the Fairview Commitments and the Safety Always behaviors.
MN RN License. BSN preferred.
A minimum of two years current RN experience in Adult and/or Pediatric Critical Care is required. Hospital-based PACU experience preferred. NICU-only experience is not applicable to minimum criteria.
Position does require the ability to work off-premise call shifts as assigned (staff rotation of weeknights and weekends) and meet unit requirement for call response time.
BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required at time of hire or within six months of employment
Certification in a related specialty is highly desired.
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 netwo...rk 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.