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RN Workforce Pathways Consultant

Company: Fairview Health Services
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:


The RN Consultant will work in partnership with their colleagues, Program Manager of Clinical Workforce Pathways, VP of WorkForce Partnerships, workforce development team and overall talent acquisition team on strategic nursing related workforce pathways, strategies, pipelines, recruitment, and career pathway programs. The consultant will utilize her nursing clinical expertise to provide strategies to increase nursing candidate sourcing, outreach, and workforce recruitment and clinical pathways. The RN Consultant will coordinate our Onsite Nursing Assistant Program.

The RN Consultant will participate in career fairs, events, and sourcing activities to reach nursing candidates. The consultant will serve as a critical liaison for nursing and talent acquisition. The consultant will step in with nursing expertise to provide insights and expertise to reduce time to fill and providing direction on candidate expertise. The consultant will partner with internal clinical leadership and HR stakeholders in critical health care areas and external stakeholders to include secondary education, post-secondary education, community groups, non-profit organizations, trade associations, labor, governments, and other key partners. The consultant will provide interventions to match jobs to nursing positions. The consultant will be accountable for working with our external partners to refer new entry level hires for wrap around support if needed, such as transportation, child care, coaching, ESL. This consultant will also act as an internal and external workforce liaison and resource in the areas of job seeking skills, career pathways, creative design of educational programs and workshops, and practical application of workforce development ideas. Some travel will be involved to represent career pathways, grant awards, workforce recruitment events and other activities.

The RN Consultant is an active member of the Workforce Clinical Pathways Team.


Sourcing nurses and nursing support positions

+ Outreach to nursing and nursing support candidates

+ Mining for nursing candidates

+ Attending nursing recruitment fairs, events, expos, meeting with potential workforce

+ Mines for candidates on social media platforms and tools such as INDEED, LinkedIn

+ Works with external community based organizations as a key partner for wrap around social services for entry level positions.

Coordination of health care workforce initiatives

+ Coordinates Onsite Ontrack NA Classes so we have an internal pipeline.

+ Coordinates additional nursing and nursing support pipelines including international nurse recruitment.

+ Manages funding in health care workforce programs at one time.

+ Reviews and oversees workforce agreements/contracts to meet legal/tax compliance.

+ Coordinates academic and workforce central contracts meeting all regulatory requirements.

+ Develops and maintains strategic alliances with internal and external stakeholders. (Involves external boards and councils)

+ Maintain a high level of accountability and customer service with attention to Fairview values.

+ Ongoing review of processes and identify areas of process improvement opportunities where possible.

+ Documentation of processes.

Designs, develops and implements organizational health care education programs and sponsorships.

+ Coordinate all aspects of the healthcare sponsorship programs.

+ Participate in interdisciplinary teams responsible for design and implementation of healthcare programs and sponsorships. This may include curriculum development.

+ Acts as a liaison for educational partners and internal nursing leadership, partners, monitoring and communicating Fairview's workforce needs and availability of students for sponsoring.

+ Markets programs to employees, educational partners, interested individuals, and outside agencies as appropriate.

+ Prescreens applicants and conducts interviews.

+ Provides a candidate pool of nurses to the nursing recruitment team.

+ Coaches and supports employees/and Earn and Learn Participants participating in our programs and sponsorships.

+ Conflict resolution of issues that arise

Acts as an internal and external nursing and healthcare resource and Fairview representative in the areas of job seeking skills, career pathing, creative design of educational programs and workshops, practical application of workforce development ideas, specialized healthcare recruitment and retention, presentation materials, etc.

+ Serve as Fairview Talent Acquisition liaison to the system leadership to review and research creative nursing related workforce solutions.

+ Serve as the Fairview representative at state healthcare meetings

+ Workforce content expert to explore innovative programs (new healthcare programs, foreign workers, diversity, etc.)

+ Develops and gives presentations related to health care workforce trends, statistics, development, recruitment and strategies as needed to students and community partners as requested.

+ Answers referral calls from within Fairview, outside agencies, and individuals regarding areas of high need, educational planning, job seeking skills, and career pathing as it relates to nursing.

+ Research new and/or improved solutions for filling health care workforce critical shortages (examples: DNP, Wound Care).

+ Collaborates with internal and external (grant, education, community, etc.) partners on creative and practical solutions to nursing workforce challenges.

+ Continually monitors ongoing healthcare workforce programs for effectiveness and coordinates changes as appropriate.

+ Assists team members in design and editing of materials used for presentation, marketing, workshops, etc.

+ Key player to provide insights into nursing healthcare recruitment and retention strategies.

As assigned, develop work plans, lead and/or serve as a facilitator to various Talent Acquisition initiatives.

Participates in FV workforce planning groups/committees, etc., as applicable

Partners with State and Federal Workforce related agencies on strategic workforce pipeline and partnerships. Also works as a key partner to our local government, workforce centers, and community based organizations on strategic workforce recruitment solutions.

Develops and maintains data tracking and analysis as related to Nursing Workforce Development, Sourcing, and recruitment.

+ Nursing projects




+ Bachelor's degree Nursing


+ 2-5 years

+ Experience working in partnerships to secure nursing talent


+ Registered Nurse License



+ Advanced nursing degree or training in program/project management

**Additional Requirements** (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) **:**

Five to ten years of recent talent acquisition related experience including workforce development, recruitment, sourcing, onboarding, or education. Previous workforce grant and contracting coordination, project management skills; previous experience developing, coordinating, and implementing education to employment programs from inception to delivery; previous experience working on process improvement; ability to "think outside the box" and recommend/champion innovative solutions to problems; ability to cross over duties and responsibilities to assist colleagues in small environment; strong skills in program development and data analysis; ability to think globally as well as manage details; experience in education program design and implementation; strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and Visio; must be organized and detail oriented; able to understand health care workforce trends and propose solutions; strong written and verbal skills; excellent customer service skills; able to work independently as well as on teams; proactive; approachable; persuasive; "can do" attitude; strong problem solving skills; strong decision making skills and able to manage deadlines. Experience working with staffing vendor, compliance, regulating and auditing.

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_Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals-including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital-serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota._

_Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview's 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education._

**_Vaccination Update_**

_As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis._

_EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status._

**Job Locations** _US-MN-Saint Paul_

**Posted Date** _12 hours ago_ _(6/16/2022 8:27 AM)_

**_Requisition ID_** _2022-95886_

**_Profession_** _Human Resource Professional_

**_Speciality_** _Accounting/Finance/Human Resources_

**_Department_** _Workforce Dev and Placement_

**_Shift_** _day_

**_Hours per 2 weeks_** _80_

**_Location_** _Midway Corporate Campus_

Keywords: Fairview Health Services, St. Paul , RN Workforce Pathways Consultant, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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