Mayo Clinic Nurse Assistant / Health Unit Coordinator - Med/Surg/Peds - Rotating in Austin, Minnesota









Position description

CNA - Perform various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in personal needs and comforts of patients. Perform delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

HUC - The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC):

  • Provides organizational, receptionist, and clerical support to patient care units and the health care team. These duties include monitoring and ordering supplies, and may also include transcribing orders to patient electronic medical record and other communication devices.

  • Communicates effectively via a variety of modalities with patients, visitors, and facility staff and plays an integral role in communication across the continuum of care.

  • Functions as a resource to members of the health care team and is familiar with multiple Mayo Clinic resources.

  • Compliments the patient care delivery model.

  • Carries out all aspects of the job using good judgment and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, and assumes responsibility for self-development within the role and participates in continuous improvement activities.

  • Supports the healthcare team by anticipating and responding to team requests and patient needs.


High school diploma or equivalent required within one year of hire.

Nursing assistant certification.

Basic knowledge of computer systems and strong keyboarding skills (i.e., Windows-based applications, LAN use, and intranet/internet use) required.

Additional qualifications

Successful completion of college, HUC vocational program, or HUC Certification preferred.

Outstanding customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Adapts effectively to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.

Availability to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Ability to function independently and maturely.

Ability to read, write and carry out directions.

Ability to assemble, maintain and record data in an accurate record.

Must have sympathetic attitude toward the care of the ill.

License or certification

Nursing Assistant Certification Required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required from one of the following programs:‚Äč

  1. American Heart Association

  2. American Red Cross

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Minimum rate is $14.24 based upon union contract.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

12 hour rotating shifts

**Internal candidates would not transition to this position until the Albert Lea Med/Surg/Peds unit transitions

Weekend schedule

Every 3rd weekend

Site description

Austin, MN is a community of 22,000, and is surrounded by prairies, rivers and valleys just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 45 minutes west of Rochester. Excellent public and parochial education system, including programming for students with special needs and gifted students. Great recreation options including trout fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, cycling, indoor/outdoor tennis, canoeing and golfing. Upscale community offering many amenities not often found in communities this size. Hormel Foods, a multi-nation food manufacturer and marketer, has its corporate headquarters in Austin.


Nursing, Union

Career profile


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Elizabeth Brownewell

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).