Registered Nurse (RN) - Pre & Post Op

  • M Health Fairview
  • Woodbury, 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 SAU/PACU team at our Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, MN.


We are seeking a hardworking and motivated Registered Nurse (RN) to join our Pre & Post Op Team at our Woodwinds Health Campus.


Schedule: This position will be working 56 hours every 2 weeks on the evening shift (1500-2330). The schedule includes: 8 hour shifts, call requirements are above the FTE and you are required to work on average two weeknight call shifts in a 4-week schedule period and 5-6 call weekends per year. Staff need to be within 30 minutes of the hospital to meet off premise call requirements. If you prefer a different FTE, let your recruiter know.


Benefits: 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 the Pre & Post Op at Woodwinds:

  • Woodwinds is a 86 bed hospital opened in 2000 locates on 30 acres of pristine wetlands in Woodbury MN.
  • It is the only hospital in the southeast metro area. Woodwinds provides convenient, comprehensive and quality health care for the community.

  • We have 6 Operating Rooms with surgical volumes on an average day can range from 15-25 cases.

  • Woodwinds Operating Room specifically focus on General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ortho Spine, Podiatry, OB/GYN, Plastics, ENT, and Ophthalmology.
  • This position will serve an adult patient population (18 years or older).


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 are responsible for:

  • Understanding and incorporating holistic nursing theory based on Watson's theory of caring aligning with the practice standards of the American Holistic Nurses Association and the Woodwinds nursing patient care model (Professional Partnership Model) in order to achieve the Woodwinds nursing vision.
  • Assessing patients and document patient condition according to Perioperative Policy and Standards. 
  • Coordinating and communicating care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate, collaborating teamwork..
  • Demonstrating ability to deliver care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
  • Evaluating care, adapting interventions and prioritizing care based on patient assessment, and 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.
  • 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:

  • One year recent RN PACU or Critical Care
    • May consider Acute Care experience
  • BLS through Health Care Providers
  • ACLS through American Heart Association, by end of orientation
  • MN RN License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN or Higher