Location: Eisenberg 35 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Patient Care Type: Obstetrics (OB) is made up of antepartum, Family Birth Center, postpartum, newborn nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Desk 3C. The staff consists of RNs and PCAs who deliver patient care. The area is supported by a variety of resource persons including unit secretaries, perinatal education coordinators, nursing education specialists, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, registered dieticians, discharge planners, respiratory therapists, and lactation consultants. Physicians from the following Mayo Clinic departments provide care: Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics, and Anesthesiology. Certified nurse midwives and neonatal nurse practitioners also provide care for our patients. The focus of care is family-centered.
Bed #: 24
Nursing Team Roles: The 24-bed NICU, located on EI35, is comprised of 21 private patient rooms. Parents are encouraged to be with their infant throughout their hospital stay. The unit is staffed by RNs who provide care for the preterm, late preterm, and term newborns who:
• Need extra time and support to adapt to life outside the uterus.
• Need observation or evaluation of a medical condition.
• May have special breathing or feeding needs.
• May need antibiotic treatment or other short-term therapies.
In addition, RNs attend high-risk deliveries where they assist members of the multidisciplinary team in resuscitation and stabilization of newborns.
Please note: NICU has a “closed staffing model”. RNs are asked to come in extra or take shifts off, depending on patient volume and acuity.
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.
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 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.
Must have at least 1 year of RN experience. No new grads. 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
Must obtain prior to start:
Current RN license by applicable state requirements.
Arizona and Florida: Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.
Midwest: Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers- BCLS – certificate of course completion required and must not expire within 3 months after start date. A scanned copy of the certificate of completion or transcripts, including your full name, must be attached to your profile to be considered.
We will only accept certificates of course completion from the following providers:
Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.
- American Heart Association (Title: BLS for Healthcare Providers or BLS Provider)
- Red Cross (Title: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or BLS for Healthcare Providers)
- Military Training Network
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $34.72 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
60-72 hours per 2 week pay period
Sunday – Saturday; Day/Nights, 12-hour shifts – NOT NEGOTIABLE
Every third weekend – NOT NEGOTIABLE
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