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Mayo Clinic Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - Behavioral Health in La Crosse, Wisconsin

City La Crosse

State Wisconsin

Telecommute No

Department Nursing

Why Mayo Clinic

As a Mayo Clinic CNS in SWWI you are a member of a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists supporting nursing practice for nurses working in both specialty and general care areas. Mayo Clinic CNSs collaborate with CNSs across a variety of Mayo Clinic locations including Rochester, MN, Phoenix/ Scottsdale, AZ, Jacksonville, FL, and Mayo Clinic Health System in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment presents opportunities that are rarely experienced elsewhere.

Position description

The CNS works collaboratively to improve the quality of patient care and facilitate favorable outcomes for Patients/Clients, Nurses and Nursing Practice, and the Organization/System. The CNS functions as a leader in the roles of care provider, educator, consultant, and researcher, and is an active participant in the collaborative practice framework.


Graduate of an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Graduate Degree (Masters) required.

Additional qualifications

Graduate Degree (Masters or Doctorate) in nursing from a program that prepares CNSs preferred. Five years of successful work experience in nursing with two years in the specialty area preferred. Experience as a CNS preferred. Certification preferred. Maintains required certifications in area(s) of practice. Skills: Manifests the following characteristics: clinical expertise in the specialty, leadership skills, collaboration skills, consultation skills, professional attributes, ethical conduct, and professional citizenship beyond the specialty and in the profession of nursing.

License or certification

Current RN license to practice in Wisconsin. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) competency.

Exemption status Exempt

Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $3661.60, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Full Time

Hours / Pay period 80

Site description La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.

Category Advanced Practitioner/Provider, Nursing

Career profile Nursing

Job posting number 124357BR

Recruiter Todd Williams

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.