Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is looking for an experienced RN for our high demand Critical Care unit. 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 Critical Care and 6 Progressive Care beds where we care for a few of the following patient populations:
Our department includes the following features:
- Cardiology/CV Surgery
- Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
- Septic Shock
- Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repairs
- Level II Trauma
- 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 Critical Care Staff Nurse
- RN Case Manager or Social Worker to assist with complex patients
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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited associate's degree or diploma program. 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, 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. Rochester campus: All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after September 1, 2010, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within six years from the last day of the month of their RN start date. All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date of September 1, 2014, and after must provide documented evidence of program completion of the baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within five years from the last day of the month of the RN start date. Florida campus: All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after January 1, 2013, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within six years from the last day of the month of their RN start date. Arizona campuses: All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after January 1, 2013, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within six years from their RN start date. Mayo Clinic Health System: 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. Arizona and Florida - Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency. Midwest - 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.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $31.16 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
Variable; up to 72 hours
Various schedule options: 8 and 12 hour shift length currently available. Positions will be discussed at the time of interview.
12 hour shifts work every 3rd weekend ; two holidays per year
8 hour shifts work every other weekend; three holidays per year
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).
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