RN Perianesthesia

  • M Health Fairview
  • Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Oct 24, 2023
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Job Description


Fairview Health Services is hiring a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our Perianesthesia team at our Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN!

Our Perianesthesia nursing staff provides quality and compassionate care for patients before and after same-day surgery/procedure as well as surgeries that occur before and during admission to the hospital.  We provide emotional & educational support with preoperative phone calls, during their stay with us and post-operative follow-up phone calls. Our team of nurses and techs/nursing assistants work closely with multiple disciplines to provide a patient and family centered experience. With our strategic location just south of the Minnesota River, Ridges Hospital promotes the health of  our surrounding communities and continues to experience growth!



This Perianesthesia nursing position will be working 48 hours every two weeks on the rotating day/evening shift and 8 hour shifts. Schedule requires call shifts during the week (1 night / month),  weekend call  (one weekend a month) and holiday call rotation. 30 minute call in time.



This position is eligible for full benefits. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, retirement options, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, and more!  




About Fairview Ridges:

  • At Ridges Hopital we perform approximately 8,000 surgical cases per year in our 12 OR rooms using the latest in technology.
  • Perianesthesia supports 12 PACU bays and 18 Pre/post op Bays.
  • OR specialty areas including: Spine, Ortho, OB-GYN, General, ENT, and Urology. 
  • Proactive pre-admitting department that prepares Pediatrics-Adult patients in advance of their visit and collaborates closely with Anesthesia. Child Life is available on site to work with pediatric patient.
  • Procedures range from out-patient to surgical admissions, and include pediatric to geriatric patient population


About Fairview:

Fairview Health Services is an industry-leading, award-winning nonprofit that offers an entire network of healthcare services. Fairview is one part of M Health Fairview, a partnership between the University of Minnesota, M Physicians and Fairview Health Services. Together, we combine the University’s deep history of clinical innovation and training with Fairview’s extensive roots in community medicine. Our care portfolio includes community hospitals, academic hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics, senior facilities, facilitated living centers, rehabilitation centers, home health care services, counseling, pharmacies and benefit management services. 

Apply today to join our 34,000+ employees and 5,000+ system providers working to build lasting relationships with the people we serve: our patients, our communities, and each other!


As a Perianesthesia RN, you will be responsible for:

  • Assess patients and patient condition according to Perioperative Policy and ASPAN Standards, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care for all assigned patient population(s) who are anticipating and recovering from procedure(s) and anesthesia.
  • Coordinate care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
  • Evaluates care, adapts interventions and prioritizes care based on patient assessment, uses resources to respond to emergency situations.
  • Some specific duties include pre-admission phone calls, admissions day of surgery, monitoring and continuously assessing patients following procedure until ready for transfer to the floor-as well as Phase 2 care to include intensive patient education that assures readiness for discharge to home.
  • Critical care skills needed to include airway and hemodynamic management, pain management, and excellent assessment skills for patients in altered states of consciousness.
  • Will evaluate patient responses to interventions including; administration of medication, responses to anesthesia, and risks related to surgical procedures.
  • Nursing at Ridges Hospital offers opportunities to participate in decisions about their practice and has a high functioning shared decision making model in place.
  • Cultivates a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.
  • The RN is responsible for performing these responsibilities in accordance with all policy, procedure, professional practice guidelines and the MN Nurse Practice Act.

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience as RN in a PACU/ ICU/ED or ER or other critical care areas, including experience with advanced airways and telemetry.
  • MN RN licensure 
  • Current BLS for healthcare providers
  • Requires ability to provide written validation of current ACLS, PALS or PEARS competency or ability to obtain written validation within 6 months of hire based on employee’s role.                                                                     

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing or willingness to obtain 
  • Strongly prefer 1-3 years of experience as RN in PACU and/or Perianesthesia,
  • Perianesthesia certification