Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department, Observation Unit
Fairview Health Services
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 2022-87029
Fairview Health Services seeks a board certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide care and services to patients in the Emergency Department Observation Unit at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center - East Campus.
The Observation Unit is a 9 bed unit that is located in the hospital and is designed to streamline ED throughput by moving patients presenting with more complex conditions into an area better suited for their treatment. The setting is geared toward patients who require more management or attention than can be given in the traditional ED, but do not need the length or level of services provided in the inpatient setting. The goal of the Observation Unit is to avoid unnecessary and costly inpatient admissions by aggressively diagnosing and treating patients' symptoms, allowing them to go home in a timely manner.
In this role, the NP/PA:
Works a 1.0 FTE
Shifts are 7a-7:30p and 7p-7:30a
Delivers health care services to the Observation Unit patients under the supervision of the collaborating physician(s).
Obtains health history and performs assessment accurately.
Assesses, diagnoses, treats and monitors acute and chronic health problems of the patients as defined by established guidelines and protocols.
Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
Prescribes medications and/or recommends over-the-counter medications as appropriate.
Promotes positive health behaviors and instructs clients in self-care skills.
Communicates with the collaborating physician in a timely manner and refers all clients to the collaborating physician as appropriate.
Coordinate discharge for patients to outpatient facilities, consultations, and follow up appointments; writes prescriptions; and provides patient education.
University of Minnesota Medical Center is the teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a 1,932-licensed bed facility. Located on two campuses, one on the East Bank and the other on the West Bank of the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. The medical center offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services from heart transplant surgery to cancer treatment and more. As one of the most respected academic medical centers in the nation, University of Minnesota Medical Center balances responsiveness to patients' needs with access to innovative treatments and technology, delivering superior health outcomes.
Graduate of a school or nursing and accreditedAdult/Gero, Acute Care, or Family NursePractitioner training program
BC/BE through the AANP or ANCC
Licensed or ability to obtain APRN license with the Minnesota Board of Nursing
Ability to obtain and /or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota
Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in Emergency Medicine or Inpatient Medicine is preferred. Observation Unit experience highly preferred.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
With 22 lakes in the city limits alone, Minneapolis combines a lush green environment with cosmopolitan sophistication. Music, theater and world-class art, history and culture museums thrive here alongside abundant sports and recreation opportunities. Sidewalk dining, abundant shopping, educational excellence and economic vitality combine to make Minneapolis an attractive city in which to live and work.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 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.