Registered Nurse (RN) — The registered nurse is accountable for the coordination of all nursing care, including direct patient care, patient/family education and discharge planning. The RN practices professional nursing across practice settings and the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. Responsibilities include assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of nursing care for assigned patients. RNs provide leadership through roles such as preceptor and team leader, and through our Shared Decision-Making Model.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) — The licensed practical nurse serves as a member of the health care team by providing nursing care under the supervision of the nurse or physician in an outpatient setting. The LPN collects data through observation and provides information to assist the physician and/or nurse in patient assessment and care planning, based on standards of care.
Clinical Nurse Educator — The unit-based educator is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of educational activities on each unit. The educator collaborates with the Clinical Education Department supervisor and nurse manager to coordinate education programs, establish standards of care and facilitate clinical research applicable to the service area. The educator serves as a resource to the health care team on new policies, procedures, equipment and health care information, facilitates unit-level orientation and education, and tracks unit-based clinical competencies of nursing staff.
Case Manager (RN, BSW or MSW) — The case manager position encompasses two distinct roles. Case managers function as the discharge planner responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of a health care plan for a safe and timely discharge. The case manager also functions in a utilization management role, once the physician has determined the medical necessity of hospitalization. Case managers review all clinical records to determine the admission status of the patient, per Case Management Protocol, and conduct daily reviews to monitor the need for a continued stay.
Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) — Nurse practitioners provide basic health care for patients in a wide range of settings. The primary role of an ARNP is to perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illness, and manage chronic disease. ARNPs participate in health promotion as collaborative practice team members to provide comprehensive medical care.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) — The nurse anesthetist provides for patients' anesthesia needs during surgical procedures with assistance and supervision by anesthesiologists. Duties can include conducting a physical assessment of the patient, preparing the appropriate anesthetic for surgery, administering the anesthetic, monitoring and maintaining anesthesia during the operation, and overseeing a patient's recovery from the anesthetic after surgery.
Clinical Research Coordinator — The clinical research coordinator works collaboratively with the health care team and external pharmaceutical and/or medical device companies. Coordinators also monitor clinical research studies to ensure that all protocol requirements are met, including screening and recruitment of eligible patients, patient education and follow-up, preparation of case report forms, accurate protocol documentation, and drug accountability.
Ambulatory Procedural RN — The procedural registered nurse works in the ambulatory setting with both clinic and hospital patients during diagnostic procedures, treatments and recovery room visits under the supervision of a physician.
Clinical Informatics Nurse — The informatics nurse participates in multidisciplinary strategic planning to help evaluate computer system solutions that support patient care. Informatics nurses are the primary liaison between the Information Technology Division and Nursing, and coordinate activities related to development and testing of electronic medical record applications.
In addition to nursing roles, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville also has roles that support the operation of the patient care unit. These roles include:
Nursing Intern — A nurse intern is a nursing student who helps unit patient care staff with direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, performing activities specified by law for unlicensed nursing personnel. This role prepares the nurse intern for a career as a registered nurse.
Patient Care Technician (PCT) — Assists patient care unit staff with direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse, performing activities specified by law for unlicensed nursing personnel.
Unit Administrative Assistant — Provides organizational, reception and clerical support for patient care units, serving as a resource to members of the health care team in matters pertaining to indirect patient care.
Monitor Technician II — Under the supervision of the professional nursing staff, maintains surveillance of central cardiac monitors to identify rhythms and changes in cardiac activity. Employees who serve as monitor technicians and unit secretaries are cross-trained to function in both roles within the inpatient setting.
Unit Secretary — Performs secretarial, reception and clerical duties. Maintains an organized work area and keeps supplies available and appropriately stored. Retains and routes medical records while maintaining patient confidentiality. Communicates with physicians, staff, patients, visitors, family members and other departments. Familiar with multiple department functions and locations, resource materials available on the unit, and methods of contacting resource personnel.
Surgical Technician — Supports and collaborates with the operating room team in the care of the surgical patient under the supervision of the core supervisor.
Clinical Assistant — Assists with routine patient care activities and medical/surgical procedures under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.
Case Manager Assistant — Provides organizational, reception and clerical support for case managers by assisting with discharge planning and utilization review.
Medical Support Assistant (Transplant) — The medical support assistant (transplant) is an unlicensed, trained individual who assists in carrying out support services for the management and compliance of patients prior to and after a transplant. Activities are coordinated and managed within a defined patient population with the assistance of transplant nurse coordinators.
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic — The EMT/paramedic is responsible for initial Emergency Department triage and response to medical emergencies in the outpatient setting. EMTs/paramedics assist triage staff in the Emergency Department waiting area by identifying crucial signs and symptoms and prioritizing the order in which patients are seen.
Other opportunities — Additional expanded nursing leadership opportunities include nurse manager, wound ostomy continence nurse, nursing quality manager, nurse administrator, and more.