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Fairview Health Services Nursing Assistant Ortho Spine in Burnsville, Minnesota


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 weekendFriday, 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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Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-30078

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Clinical Support Staff

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift evening

Hours per 2 weeks 24

Department Ortho Spine