• M Health Fairview
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 25, 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 University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank location in Minneapolis, MN.


We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking RN’s to join our Perianesthesia team. Are you ready for a career within a world-renowned medical center known for breakthrough medicine and transformation of the health of our communities?


Schedule: This PACU RN will be working 56 hours every two weeks on the rotating day/evening shift and 8 hour shifts. Start times vary with the earliest being 5am and the latest being 3pm. This position does have off site on call requirements. The weekend requirement is on-call every 6th weekend 12 hour day/night rotating and one weekday night (10:30p-6:30a) per month. Call requirements are above FTE.


Benefits: This position is eligible for full benefits. We offer medical, HSA, dental, vision, 403b, PTO, Shift Differentials, health & wellbeing resources, tuition assistance & reimbursement and more.

About the Perianesthesia Department at UMMC East Bank:

  • The University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank location offers the widest range of hospital and clinical services provided through the Fairview Health System. Complete services range from primary care, emergency care and to care of patients with the most complex conditions. Areas of specialization include solid organ (heart, kidney, lung, liver, and pancreas) and blood and marrow transplantation, heart disease and cancer.
  • We are recognized in the U.S. News & World Report for dedication to orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery and are Top 50 nationally in cancer care and recognized as one of 15 best hospitals in Minnesota.
  • Pre & post has 34 beds providing care for same day surgery patients, inpatients and surgical admits.
  • Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) has 21 beds and cares for 50-80 patients/day.

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:

  • Assessing patients and patient condition according to Perioperative Policy and Standards. 
  • Coordinating care with members of the health care team and delegateing responsibilities to others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrating ability to deliver care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
  • Evaluating care, adapting interventions and prioriting care based on patient assessment, using 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.
  • Cultivating 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:

  • MN RN Licensure
  • 2 years of experience in Perianesthesia, PACU, ICU or comparable program
    • Depending on department need and training capacity, RNs with minimal or no experience will be considered. Additional extensive training will be provided.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through Health Care Providers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • Previous perianesthesia experience
  • An RN with at least 2 years’ experience in hospital based high acuity nursing units (such as Surgical, Transplant, BMT, Intermediate Care/Step Down units, etc.) may also be considered