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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 5270 22nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
The Clinical Decision unit is a unit that provides evaluation and care of patients whose medical needs can most often be met within a 24-hour time frame. The CDU provides a monitored environment where the patient is not admitted, but needs specific medical care (diagnostic testing, assessment of symptoms, therapy, etc.) that can’t be provided in the home setting. The patient remains in the CDU until a definitive diagnosis is made and the patient is either admitted or the condition has resolved and the patient is discharged. The CDU is most often utilized as an extension of the ED, allowing patients to move to a more appropriate environment rather than remain in the ED while further testing or observation occurs.
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.
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 Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-53936