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Fairview Health Services Nursing Station Technician (NA & HUC) - Float Pool Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, Minnesota


Fairview Ridges Hospital is a 150 bed facility, located in Burnsville, MN.

We have a great opportunity for a Nursing Station Technician (NST) to be a part of our award winning, caring and committed staff in delivering patient and family centered care. The NST will gain experience working with a wide variety of patients working in our Float Pool under the direction of nursing personnel. Float Pool NSTs at Fairview Ridges Hospital will support the medical, surgical, cardiac, oncology, orthopedics, spine, and post-partum units. Staffing assignments are determined on a per shift basis.

About this position:

  • This position can be .6 FTE, .7 FTE, or .8 FTE, with an opportunity to pick up additional shifts

  • 8 hour shifts, on the evening shift (3pm -1130 pm)

  • Working every other weekend

  • Benefit Eligible (This includes medical, dental, paid time off, retirement options and more!)

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Nursing Station Technician (NST) works under direction of nursing personnel to provide patient care while functioning as a nursing assistant (NA) and as a health unit coordinator (HUC). Duties may include: patient cares, vitals, bathing, feeding, answering call lights, transporting, care of environment (by stocking, cleaning, and maintaining rooms) and use of equipment, phones, clerical, transcription, and coordinate the flow of communication on the unit. May work as a patient care attendant.

The NST will:

  • Perform delegated nursing functions to assigned patients including personal care, ambulation, exercise, nutrition, specimen collection and vital signs.

  • Observe patients and reports any changes in status to appropriate staff.

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Perform environmental and other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Stock supplies, organizes patient/unit areas, and cleans equipment

  • Transport patients, equipment, and supplies

  • Prepare rooms for admissions

  • Maintain unit communication systems and central desk area.

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


Required Qualifications:

  • Requires previous experience as a Nursing Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) 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

  • Knowledge of medical terminology is a plus

  • Strong customer service skills

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) 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 2018-28440

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

Speciality Clinical Support Staff

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift evening

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Nursing Float Pool