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Sanford Health Registered Nurse Crosstrain - Cardiology and Adult ICU in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, Sanford Health is always looking to innovate and grow. Grow with us by joining our team of over 18,000 nurses. Our workplace culture focuses on treating patients and co-workers like family. You’ll work with people who value your advancement and help you find your niche.

Facility: Vascular Center
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Rotating Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00
Starting Rate: $29.50

Department Details

This RN position will crosstrain between Sanford's Cardiology and Critical Care departments. New grads and experienced RNs are welcome to apply.


This team is comprised of a 41-bed medical telemetry unit and an additional 12-bed acuity adaptable critical care unit. The medical telemetry unit provides care for a diverse patient population requiring telemetry monitoring and for multiple diagnoses. Diagnoses include but are not limited to: chest pain, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, electrophysiology studies, and cardiac pacemaker or internal defibrillator implants.

The acuity adaptable critical care unit is for medical telemetry patients who require a higher

acuity of care. This can include critical care diagnoses and equipment, such as balloon pumps,

vasoactive medication, ventilators, and preoperative and postoperative advanced cardiac care.

Nursing skillsets in the cardiology and the cardiac step down units range from medical telemetry nursing to advanced critical care nursing. This variety of expertise offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of nursing along with the advanced skills needing in a cardiac critical care setting.


At Sanford Medical Center, the care of critically-ill adult patients occurs in three 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 and neurocritical care unit. Critical

Care 2800 is a 12-bed acuity adaptable unit for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients.

Acuity adaptable beds allow patients to receive care at all acuity levels in one environment. For

example, a post-coronary bypass patient can recover after the operation, receive critical care, transition to telemetry status, and then be discharged all in one room. The staff in this area is comprised of

a mixed team of critical care nurses and surgical nurses. Surgical and pulmonary intensivists also

work collaboratively with physicians and this department to facilitate all interdisciplinary needs.

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 team and neurocritical care team as well as

other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide goal-directed care.

Job Summary

We’re looking for positive, compassionate, hardworking registered nurses (RN) who can provide the high-quality care patients and families have come to expect from us. In our fast-paced work environment, the registered nurses who thrive are adaptable, great communicators, detail-oriented and have excellent time management skills. Because innovation impacts everything we do, our nursing team is full of critical thinkers who aren’t afraid to ask tough questions. Whether you’re a newly graduated registered nurse or have years of experience as an RN, we want someone willing to work closely with our nursing leaders to advance the organization. We take pride in giving you the necessary skills and tools to succeed in your goals throughout your career.


  • Plans and coordinates patient care, assessment, education, triage and various other nursing interventions

  • Collaborates with colleagues, including physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care

  • Empathetically cares for patients during all stages of preventive services, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up along the continuum of care

  • Demonstrates competency and uses comprehensive nursing expertise


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 .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-84973
Featured: No