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Mayo Clinic Registered Nurse (RN) - COVID Testing - Swab Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota

City Red Wing

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Nursing

Position description Nurses working in the COVID Testing units collect specimens (e.g. – Nasopharyngeal swab) from asymptomatic and symptomatic people in an effort to confirm or rule-out the COVID 19 virus. The swab units assist in fulfilling the testing recommendations of COVID 19 for patients coming to Mayo Clinic for treatment/surgery as well those in the community, including long term care facility (LTCF) residents/employees, who may have symptoms of COVID 19 or require testing to rule-out exposure to help facilitate quarantine efforts as indicated based on results. Nurses work in a team environment and rotate between various skills including ordering testing in EPIC under the direction of the care provider, collecting specimen and labeling, patient education, supply ordering, educating employees of LTCF on proper swabbing procedure, and critically thinking and assessing patients who may present ill. 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 Nursing Care 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.

Qualifications Student or Graduate of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing (NLN) accredited associate's degree, baccalaureate degree or diploma program.

If graduated from a nursing program that was not accredited by ACEN, CCNE or NLN, at least one year of RN experience (within the last five 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 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 a 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 BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:​

  1. American Heart Associate

  2. American Red Cross

Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.

Exemption status Non-exempt

Compensation Detail Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Part Time

Hours / Pay period 56

Schedule details Sunday – Saturday; primary hours between 6am-6pm, variety of 8-hour shifts (occasional 4-hour shifts) – NOT NEGOTIABLE

This is a limited tenure position, with a current end date of 8/31/2021. There will be opportunity to apply to other positions following the conclusion of our testing needs.

Weekend schedule Every other weekend; may include holidays – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Site description Red Wing Minnesota, which is nestled among the bluffs, also known as the Banner County of Minnesota, is less than an hour from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area. Red Wing is known for its beautiful scenery and extraordinary history. The city’s more than 16,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of healthy living activities all year round! If it’s cultural and performing arts you enjoy, you’ll relish in the best local, regional and national arts and entertainment! This city is truly symbolic of “Minnesota Nice!”

Category Nursing

Career profile Nursing

Job posting number 140023BR

Recruiter Elizabeth Brownewell

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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