Why Mayo Clinic
The Orthopedic and Podiatry Ambulatory Clinic in Southwest Wisconsin provides services for a wide array of foot conditions and diagnoses for men, women and children. The unit is known to consistently provide the highest quality, cost-effective care by keeping abreast of current, evidence-based practice. Using servant leadership and our collaborative team approach, this unit continues to inspire growth, transformation, and adaptation of all team members. The Foot Care Nurse will be responsible for routine nail/foot care including assessment, intervention, and patient education for non-complicated patients without diabetes; and general patients with non-complicated nail pathology under the direction and guidance of our staff podiatrists.
Along with serving the podiatric patient population, the Foot Care Nurse will be accountable to assist in routine responsibilities of an Ambulatory Orthopedic and Podiatric Nurse including: running nurse only schedules with duties such as suture/staple removal, casting, bracing, and splinting, assisting in preparation of and patient education for surgical patients.
Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research. As a Mayo Clinic Nurse, you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team and discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect.
Candidate must be a good fit with the clinical team and must display the values of respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence, and stewardship. Candidate must be able to take direction from multiple providers. Candidate needs to be flexible, adaptable, take initiative, adhere to our culture of safety, and thrive in a fast-pace, rapidly changing work environment. Candidate must be a strong communicator with the ability to foster successful relationships with our patients, the podiatry team and referring providers. Other desirable traits include a positive attitude, strong work ethic, dependable, accountable, eagerness to learn, critical thinking skills, and professionalism.
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.
For new grad nurses: any newly graduated Registered Nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience, hired into a scheduled FTE Registered Nurse position, are automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program. A separate application or enrollment process is not required. All nurses new to Mayo Clinic Health System, regardless of experience, will receive an extensive orientation program.
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.
All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after September 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.
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.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $27.42 per hour.
Monday through Friday Clinic Hours
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.
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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).