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.
This RN will also provide immunizations.
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.
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.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Sunday – Saturday; day shift up to 7pm
This is a temporary position, with a current end date of December 31.
Orientation will be at full-time.
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!”
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