Allina Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist II - Ortho / Spine

Coon Rapids MN
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Part Time


Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital, located in Coon Rapids, Minn. serves the northern metropolitan communities with a full continuum of care and services and has been nationally recognized for its expertise and outcomes in cardiovascular care. With 2,300 employees and 239 staffed beds, Mercy provides inpatient and outpatient services to nearly 140,000 patients each year. It shares its nearly 842-physician medical staff with Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn.


  • Masters Degree in Nursing or Advanced Practice certification.
  • 3-5 years clinical experience in area of specialty.
  • Program development and care improvement highly desirable.
  • Proven clinical skills in Orthopedics / Spine.
  • Proactive and open communication.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills: systems thinking, conceptual skills and collaboration with others.
  • Expertise in teaching others.
  • Ability to collect, manage and interpret data, and interpret research findings in area of specialization.
  • Experience in program development and implementation.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Self-directed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • 32 hours per week.
  • Day shift; Monday - Friday.

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area's gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Hospitals & Clinics is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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