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Fairview Health Services Nursing Station Technician-PACU in Minneapolis, Minnesota


This position is a .8 FTE (64 hours per 2 week pay period). This position works 8 hour shifts, on the rotating day/evening shifts.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center is looking for Nursing Station Technicians to join our perianesthesia team. The University of Minnesota Medical Center is the flagship location for University of Minnesota Health providing breakthrough medicine and transforming the health of our community.

Recognized in the U.S. News & World Report for high performance in orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery. Top 50 nationally in cancer care and recognized as one of 15 best hospitals in Minnesota.

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.

Perianesthesia Department, three phases of care:

  • pre & post has 22 beds providing care for same day surgery patients, inpatients and surgical admits

  • Post anesthesia care unit (PACU) has 21 beds and cares for 30-50 patients/day

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


About the Job

The Nursing Station Technician is a hybrid position consisting of both Nursing Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator roles to deliver direct patient care and administrative duties.

In this role, you will work under the direct supervision of a professional nurse to demonstrate excellent customer service, teamwork and communication skills with patients, families, and the healthcare team on a fasted paced unit. Other job duties include:

  • Patient care such as personal hygiene, vitals, daily activities, repositioning, transporting, and feeding

  • Maintaining unit desk area functions such as answering phones, processing admissions, discharging and transferring forms, transcribing orders, assembling patient charts and ordering tests

  • Setting up and maintaining patient rooms

  • Ordering and stocking of supplies

Keywords: NST / NA / HUC


Minimum Requirements:

  • Six months of recent direct care experience in a long term, home care or acute care setting. (Appropriate roles may include, Nursing Assistant, PCA, Resident Assistant or Emergency Room Technician).


  • Current enrollment in an LPN, RN or Nurse Practitioner program, and completion of one (1) semester of clinical rotation within the program.


  • Current certification on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry upon hire. This requirement does not need to be maintained throughout employment and is not required if subsequently transferring into another Nursing Assistant or Nursing Station Tech or Nursing Station Attendant position. NOTE: Individuals who have completed a Nursing Assistant program and are scheduled to take the NA Registry exam will be granted 90 days post hire to become active on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers) certification required. Ontrack participants much be able to obtain Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification upon completion of the OnTrack program.

  • Candidates must possess exceptional communication skills such as clear speech, ability to read, legible handwriting, and strong computer skills. Knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, and hospital procedures is required. A self-starter, who is passionate about creating an exceptional patient experience, will receive top consideration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Health Unit Coordinator, Nursing Assistant, or other related experience

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Fairview Health Services ( 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 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.

Vaccination Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Posted Date 2 months ago (1/25/2023 2:03 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-106952

Profession Patient Care (Non RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing Assistant/NAR/Resident Assistant

Department Pre & Post Op Care

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)