The RN Resource Specialist is responsible for partnering with local and regional Surgical and Nursing leadership to coordinate on-site evaluation of surgical policies, procedures and practices. Oversight may include but is not limited to topics related to surgical and procedural nursing practice, pre/post care and sterile processing of operating and procedure room instrumentation and equipment. The RN Resource Specialist develops and maintains effective relationships with a variety of individuals throughout the institution to fulfill responsibilities including providing support to practice and policy procedures and the associated documentation. This role will be responsible to evaluate quality assurance programs established by Mayo Clinic and regulatory agencies. The RN Resource Specialist collaborates in auditing current processes against industry standards, providing summarized reporting of results, and developing recommendations based on audit results. The RN Resource Specialist will assist as needed in training and providing analysis of work processes and implementing changes to improve outcomes and service. This role will be responsible for providing meaningful information to local and regional Surgical and Nursing leadership for decision-making. In addition, this role will assist in developing strategies for introducing, evaluating or modifying the electronic medical record applied to surgical nursing practice and education.
Associate's Degree in Nursing from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited program with 7 years' Operating Room experience; or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from ACEN accredited program with 4 years of Operating Room experience. Must be willing and able to travel on a regular basis; able to drive and/or ride in a car for several hours at a time. Rochester campus: All entry-level associate degree registered nurses with a RN start date after September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2014 must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within 6 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 5 years from the last day of the month of the RN start date.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred. At least 2 years of formal or informal leadership experience, including involvement in committees preferred. At least 2 years of experience in quality improvement initiatives, including report preparation and formulating recommendations preferred. Program management or project coordination experience. Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and experience with research processes. RN Resource Specialists focused on instrument reprocessing and sterilization: Sterilization Certification through IAHCSMM or CBSPD preferred; alternatively, must acquire within 2 years of start date.
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Valid Driver's License. Current RN license by applicable state requirements.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2947.20, based on a full-time position.
Normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend shifts may be required.
Occasional weekend shifts may be required.
Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.
Nursing, Surgical Services
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