Registered Nurse ~ Surgical Renal
Sanford Health - Sioux Falls, SD

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The Registered Nurse in the Associate Role on this unit is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide individualized nursing care. The nurse in this role will be expected to assess and provide competent, safe care for patients with renal, transplant, and surgical patient care needs. The nurse assumes responsibility for the outcome of nursing care during a specified work period. The nurse receives assistance from the full scope of nursing expertise. The nurse must have knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related patient protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of patients from adolescence to geriatrics. The nurse must be able to work well with chronic and acute patients (renal and new surgical).The nurse in this role must have excellent clinical, communication and critical thinking skills. Some clinical skills expected but not limited to are: diagnosis and age-related assessment, medication administration, IV insertion and maintenance, cardiac monitoring and treatment, assessing and treating cardiopulmonary changes, wound and dressing care.

Job Knowledge and Skills: Following a competency based formal orientation, competence and performance is expected. Must be able to critically think, be self-directed and able to manage several patients care during a shift. Must have effective communication skills to delegate responsibilities, collaborate, negotiate, and accomplish patient teaching, and work with patients, families, team members, and other healthcare team members. Must pass basic arrhythmia course. Refer to department specific self-assessment checklist for specifics

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.

When students are providing patient care, treatment, and/or services as a part of their training, any/all employees may be asked to supervise the students.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Currently licensed with the applicable State Nursing Board and/or possess multistate licensure privileges as required by position. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications (i.e. - ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP, etc.). Functions within legal RN scope of practice.

Graduation from a NLN or AACN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Graduate from an approved nursing program is acceptable. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing strongly preferred

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