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 licensed practical nurse (LPN) or Medical Assistant (MA):
• Provides nursing care to assigned patients under the direct supervision of the registered nurse (RN) or other assigned supervisor and accepts delegation from the RN/assigned supervisor in meeting the needs of the patient/family.
• Collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the RN and/or provider in patient assessment and care planning.
• Participates as a member of the health care team and accepts delegation from the RN/assigned supervisor and provider in meeting needs of the patient/family.
• Delivers care in accordance with the patient care plan, policies and procedures of the organization and principles of relationship-based care.
• Possesses excellent communication skills; is skillful in mentoring and teaching; and participates on committees or projects.
•Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing or graduate of a medical assistant program
•If a Medical Assistant, a High School Diploma or GED is also required
•If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of LPN or MA experience working in an applicable setting is required.
•Experience working in a team environment
•Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
•Computer skills required
•Ability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, nights, holidays, weekends, and on-call
•Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work
It is understood that the position is currently in the department stated above, but overall the position is in clinic nursing and Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin does not guarantee department specific positions.
Prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred.
One year LPN/MA experience within the last five years preferred.
License or certification
•Current LPN license by applicable state requirements or
•Medical Assistant certification or registration. In the event of no certification or registration and ineligibility to become certified or registered, an ABR-OE or equivalent is required.
•Maintains BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
•Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.
This position is within the USW union contract. Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Sunday – Saturday; primary hours between 8am-7pm – 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.
This position may be required to train to any area of the clinic, including the Same Day Clinic.
Every 3rd weekend; may include holidays – NOT NEGOTIABLE
Austin, MN is a community of 22,000, and is surrounded by prairies, rivers and valleys just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 45 minutes west of Rochester. Excellent public and parochial education system, including programming for students with special needs and gifted students. Great recreation options including trout fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, cycling, indoor/outdoor tennis, canoeing and golfing. Upscale community offering many amenities not often found in communities this size. Hormel Foods, a multi-nation food manufacturer and marketer, has its corporate headquarters in Austin.
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