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Sanford Health RN Inpatient | Critical Care in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Vascular Center
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shift: 12 Hours - Rotating Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00

Job Summary

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.

Department Details

At Sanford Medical Center, the care of critically ill adult patients occurs in two separate critical

care units that are covered by the same nursing staff. Critical Care 2000 is a 12-bed

pulmonary/medical critical care unit. Critical Care 3000 is a 15-bed trauma/surgical/neurocritical

care unit.

The units are staffed 24/7 with in-house intensivist services and daily coverage by three specialty

services: pulmonary, surgical and neurocritical care. The staff works closely with the intensivist,

surgical critical care and neurocritical care team as well as other members of the interdisciplinary

team to provide goal-directed care.

Critical Care 2800: This 12-bed acuity adaptable unit cares for the cardiothoracic and vascular

surgery patients. Acuity adaptable beds allow clinicians to care for patients in all acuity levels in

one environment. For example, a post coronary bypass patient can be recovered post-operatively,

receive critical care, then transition to telemetry status and eventually discharge all in one room.

The staff in this area is comprised of a mixed team of critical care nurses and surgical nurses for

a particular time. Surgical and pulmonary intensivists also work collaboratively with physicians

and this department to facilitate the full interdisciplinary needs.


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). Bachelor’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.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-27158
Featured: No