RN - Anticoagulation Management
Sanford Health - Sioux Falls, SD

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Full-time, 80 hours per pay period. Hours vary between 7:00am-4:30pm.

Responsible for assisting the Outpatient AMS Pharmacist in coordinating the outpatient Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) on behalf of Sanford Clinic including Network facilities. The person will assist the Outpatient AMS Pharmacist in guiding the design, implementation and maintenance of the outpatient AMS and ensure it effectively and fully integrates with the inpatient AMS available at SUSDMC. Works collaboratively with pharmacy staff, nursing staff, medical staff, and other pertinent healthcare providers to assure that all patients under AMS care receive optimal care. In collaboration with the Anticoagulation Program Director, Anticoagulation Medical Director, and Outpatient AMS Pharmacist, strives to ensure the services target quality metric goals are met and exceeded. Provides nursing care by following established standards and practices consistent with Sanford policy, regulating bodies (TJC, CMS, etc.) and professional practice standards as well as state and federal law. Visible and readily accessible to the clinical staff in the various medical staff and other clinical departments.

The nurse seeks to evaluate outcomes based on an integration among established clinical, financial and utilization data. The nurse utilizes the nursing process and independent nursing judgment when integrating health care. The nurse has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-specific structured care methodologies, such as protocols/integrated clinical pathways/guidelines/standards of care relating to the overall health care needs.

Able to work with growth and development needs of client populations in clinical area. Works with clients across adult and geriatric age groups. Ability to communicate with patients, family members and others on the health care team. Coordinates, facilitates, and negotiates with others. Monitors, evaluates and trends patient responses utilizing structured care methodologies. Fiscally responsible. Controls variances and duplication. Must work closely with ancillary and support services. Ability to document clearly. Ability to solve problems. Self motivated. Works with little direction. Ability to incorporate teaching/learning principles and adapt teaching to age group and or literacy level. Ability to facilitate groups and implement projects when necessary.

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.

Must understand the role of systematic practices in leading to safe and effective patient care. Possesses the ability to cooperate at all levels, both inside and outside of the AMS. Demonstrates the ability to understand and implement patient care plans and to aid in the supervision of students and residents. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills with other health care providers and, most importantly, patients. Has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related patient information relating to the pharmaceutical needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Will be required to work primarily day hours, some weekends and holidays. May be exposed to communicable or infectious disease, hazardous materials and injury from performance of assigned duties. Is subject to multiple sensory and environmental stressors. May be asked to be readily accessible to staff during off-hours.

Required Skills

Must be a graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors Degree in nursing is required. Prior experience in an anticoagulation service is desirable.

Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Dakota and/or possess multistate licensure privileges as required by the position. Must obtain current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota within 3-months of employment in this position. Completion of an on-line anticoagulation certification course offered by University of Southern Indiana is required within 1 year of employment in this position.

Required Experience

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Sanford Health-MeritCare was created from the 2009 merger of two Dakota health care legends: South Dakota's Sanford Health and North...