Sanford Health RN Inpatient - Pulmonary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: RN Inpatient | Pulmonary | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : Pulmonary

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 12 hr


The Registered Nurse is responsible for utilizing the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation & evaluation) to provide individualized nursing care to designated area. The RN collaborates with other inter-professional colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Documents patient history, symptoms, medications and care provided in compliance with applicable standards/regulations. The RN is expected to utilize technology to enhance quality patient care, to collaborate with physicians and inter-professional team members, effectively delegate to and supervise unlicensed personnel, assume overall nursing accountability for a patient assignment and serve in leadership roles on department/organizational tasks forces and committees. The RN demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in the specific care area or unit. Must have effective communication skills to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts, situations, and/or issues with peers, inter-professional colleagues, patients and families. Must have strong clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills to analyze data and appropriately respond to changing situations. The RN functions within the scopes 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 (2015) and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.


The Registered Nurse in Pulmonary is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide quality, competent nursing care pulmonary patients, families and significant others. The nurse in this role will be expected to assess and provide competent, safe care for patients from adolescence to geriatrics. The nurse in this role must have excellent clinical and communication skills and critically think patient outcomes. Some clinical skills expected are: age-related patient assessment, medication administration, IV insertion and maintenance, cardiac monitoring and treatment, pulmonary assessment and intervention, maintaining and monitoring cardiopulmonary status, ventilators, tracheotomy care and assessment, wound/dressing care, etc. Is expected to work collaboratively with other team members, and physicians and healthcare workers to deliver this care.

Job Knowledge and Skills: Following a competency based formal orientation, competence and performance is expected. Must understand and use nursing process. Must be able to critically think and be self directed to manage patient care. Must be able to delegate, collaborate and negotiate with team members. Must be able to patient teach to all patients from adolescents to geriatrics. Must be able to communicate effectively to physicians, families and patients and other involved providers i.e. other healthcare workers. Must pass a Basic Arrhythmia and Ventilator Class. Refer to Orientation/Self Assessment for complete list of competencies.

The RN functions within the scope and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the South Dakota Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules. The Sanford Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice (2004) and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2001) as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation for nursing care delivery.


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 NLC state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications (i.e. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NPR etc.). Depending on the unit or department where the RN is employed there are requirements such as ACLS certified within nine months of employment; TNCC certified within the first year of employment; CCRN preferred specialty for Critical Care RNs. Graduate from a NLN or AACN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Graduate from an approved nursing program is acceptable. Bachelor's Degree in nursing preferred.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Nursing

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: req14262