Why Mayo Clinic :
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is looking for experienced RNs for our high demand Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Progressive Care Unit (PCU). We have an open model multi-specialty department with 24/7 Intensivist coverage, access to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and state-of-the art technology through 24/7 remote patient monitoring via Enhanced Critical Care (ECC). We care for patients who are ventilated and/or require intensive monitoring and interventions. The department is comprised of 20 ICU and 6 PCU beds where we care for a few of the following patient populations:
- Cardiology/CV Surgery
- Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
- Septic Shock
- Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repairs
- Level II Trauma
Our department includes the following features:
- Flexibility in scheduling
- Low patient/caregiver ratio (assignments based on acuity)
- Charge Nurses, who do not take a patient assignment, as a staff nurse resource
- One department based Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Rapid Response Nurse service 24/7 covered by a designated ICU Staff Nurse
- RN Case Manager or Social Worker to assist with complex patients
Our department is expanding and growing in specialty services offered. The environment is perfect for learning and critically caring for a variety of patient populations.
Position Description :
The registered nurse (RN) is accountable for the coordination of nursing care, including direct patient care, patient/family education and transitions of care. The RN supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. The RN will function within the Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model, which includes accountability for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients. The ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice provide a basis for the practice of the RN. The RN provides leadership through activities such as preceptor role, informal leadership roles, and quality improvement efforts. The RN delegates patient care according to skill level, experience, patient acuity, fiscal accountability, and adequacy of resources. The RN possesses excellent communication skills; is skillful in mentoring and teaching; and may participate on committees or projects.
Graduate of an accredited, or those in the candidacy process, baccalaureate, associate or diploma nursing program, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Exceptions to this may be made in the MCHS sites prior to a law change requiring accreditation expected in 2018.
If graduated from a nursing program that was not accredited by ACEN, CCNE, or NLN CNEA, at least one year of RN experience (within the last 5 years) in an applicable care setting is required. If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of RN experience in an applicable care setting is required, or one year of current LPN experience at Mayo Clinic is required.
All associate degree or diploma registered nurses hired into the Department of Nursing with an RN start date after April 1, 2020, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within 5 years from the last day of the month of their RN start date.
Additional Qualifications :
One year RN experience within the last five years preferred. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Experience working in a team environment. Computer skills required, prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Demonstrated leadership, effective communicator, and excellent critical thinking skills.
License or Certification :
Current RN license by applicable state requirements. Maintains current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs: American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.