This position is open to experienced nurses and new grad nurses.
Location: Francis 4 (FR4C) Trauma/Critical Care/General Surgery (General Care)
Patient Care Type: A general care area providing care to trauma and general surgery patients.
Bed #: 27
Nursing Team Roles: FR4C is a general care unit providing to trauma and general surgery patients. Emphasis is placed on holistic patient care, including patient education, complex wound management, extensive discharge planning, promotion of independence, and realization of optimal outcomes following illness or injury. FR4C offers a variety of learning opportunities due to the diverse patient population.
For new grad nurses: All newly graduated Registered Nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience, hired into a scheduled FTE Registered Nurse position on the Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic are automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program. A separate application or enrollment process is not required. All nurses new to Mayo Clinic, regardless of experience, will receive an extensive orientation program.
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. A subset of employees may be required to drive their personal vehicle as a part of the responsibility of their role.