Fairview Health Services RN Complex Medical Unit (Will consider new grads) in St. Paul, Minnesota


Healtheast and Fairview Health Services is looking for a RN at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, MN. This position is 56 per two weeks on the Day and Evening shift, for 8 hour shifts, Variable schedule, and is eligible for benefits.

Bethesda is our LTAC Hospital where all of our patients have had a complex illness or injury that requires hospital level care for an average of 25-30 days. Many of our patients are more acute than a typical Med/Surg floor, so Bethesda is a great place to gain expertise in managing patients with progressive care issues with varying levels of multi system impairment. Outside of an ICU setting, it is hard to get exposer to such a high concentration of acutely ill patients.

This is a 13 bed unit that will take every kind of patient other than telemetry. There is ventilator overflow so will do vent weaning in spurts. Patients might have trach in place for O2 needs so there is frequent suctioning. The RNs here will see respiratory as part of diagnosis like laryngectomies and a lot of protocols like electrolyte monitoring and replacement therapy. Also sees transplants and medications secondary to the transplants they received.

Responsibilities/Job Description

In this role, you will achieve patient and unit outcomes by coordinating the care for a group of patients. Depending on the unit, you will be working with:

  • A Step Down ICU environment

  • Holistic nursing theory

  • Ventilators – Vent weaning, suctioning, trach patients

  • Therapies such as OT, PT and Speech

  • Telemetry monitoring for Cardiac patients

  • Complex Medical Brain Injury behaviors

  • Wound care treatment

  • Respiratory diseases


Required Qualifications:

  • Current MN RN License

  • AD in Nursing

  • BLS Certification

Preferred qualifications:

  • BSN degree or Higher

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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 2019-28563

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-Specialty Care/Other

Location Bethesda Hospital

Shift evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Bethesda -3W