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Facility: East Patient Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for utilizing the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide individualized nursing care to patients. Collaborates with other inter-professional colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in their assigned clinical setting. Cares for patients in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up as patients move along the continuum of care. Responsible for the planning and coordination of care, patient assessment, patient education, triage, and various other nursing interventions. Functions within the scope and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.
This team is comprised of a 41-bed medical telemetry unit and an additional 12-bed acuity adaptable critical care unit. The medical telemetry unit provides care for a diverse patient population requiring telemetry monitoring and for multiple diagnoses including but not limited to chest pain, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, electrophysiology studies, and cardiac pacemaker or internal defibrillator implants.
The acuity adaptable critical care unit provides care for medical telemetry patients who require a higher acuity of care. This can include critical care diagnoses and equipment, such as balloon pumps, vasoactive medication, ventilators, and preoperative and postoperative advanced cardiac care.
Nursing skill sets in Cardiology and the Cardiac Step Down Unit range from medical telemetry nursing to advanced critical care nursing. This variety of expertise proves a wonderful opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of nursing along with the advance skill sets of a cardiac critical care setting.
Graduate from an accredited nursing program required, including, but not limited to, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Bachelorâ€™s Degree in nursing preferred.
Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-27210