Fairview Health Services RN PACU in Minneapolis, Minnesota


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.

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 instructions.

This position will be working rotating day/night off premise call.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Provides care to pediatric and adult patients from culturally diverse populations who are in the Perianesthesia Department.

  • Assesses patient needs and identifies expected nursing outcomes.

  • Develops an individualized nursing plan of care.

  • Implements nursing interventions based on the plan of care.

  • Provides care according to the plan, and in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and nursing practice guidelines.

  • Coordinates nursing care with the care of all other health team members.

  • Initiates age and culturally appropriate measures to meet patient needs and achieve expected outcomes.

  • Initiates patient/family teaching as appropriate to age, readiness to learn and available resources.

  • Collaborates, consults, or makes referrals if unable to perform safely and independently.

  • 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.

  • Documents interventions according to practice guidelines.

  • Responds to emergent situations.

  • Evaluates care and patient response to interventions and expected outcomes

  • Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner.

  • Uses communication strategies appropriate to patient/family needs for information, education, and support.

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

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.

  • Completes all initial and annual required learning relevant to the role.

  • Complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Contributes to a safe work environment.


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.

BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required.

Certification in a related specialty is highly desired.

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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 2018-24250

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Perioperative/OR

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Pre & Post Op Care