Full-time, 72 hours per two week pay period. Will include every third weekend and holiday.
The Registered Nurse in the Clinical Care Coordinator (CCC) Role on Surgical Cardiovascular facilitates health care services for patients in cooperation with the health care team. The nurse must be competent in the RN skills of the unit/department. The nurse coordinates the clinical/unit nursing activities while adhering to hospital, and unit philosophy, goals and standards of care. The CCC must be able to demonstrate skills in critical thinking and managing emergent situations, specifically related to cardiovascular surgical patients. Expected to intervene when unsafe practices are identified. Expected to make patient assignments based on employee's competencies, scope of practice, experience and patient's unique needs. The nurse utilizes independent and interdependent nursing judgment when integrating health care. Expected to serve as a mentor to staff while facilitating the over-all unit activities. Expected to participate in house-wide and/or departmental committees and assist with the coordination of the Peer Review Process for employees. The nurse has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients according to department scope of service.
Job Knowledge and Skills: Following formal orientation, competency in the assigned clinical area is expected. The Registered Nurse in the Clinical Care Coordinator role must be knowledgeable in the area of cardiovascular surgery. Must be able to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations. (Refer to Self Assessment Checklist for specific age groups.) Must pass Basic Arrhythmia Course and be knowledgeable about cardiac medications and arrhythmia intervention.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required.
A minimum of one year of hands-on nursing experience required, two years of hands-on nursing experience is preferred. Demonstrated involvement in clinical process improvement initiatives preferred.
Currently licensed with the applicable State Nursing Board and/or possess multistate licensure privileges as required by position. Prefer certification in nursing specialty. Maintains required department specific competencies and certifications (i.e. - ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP, etc.). ACLS is required within 1 year of hire into position. Functions within legal RN scope of practice.
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