Admission/Discharge RN - Sanford Aberdeen

Company Name:
Sanford Health
Job Description
Full-time. Hours are 9:00am-5:30pm.
The Admission/Discharge/Discharge planning RN is a specialized role expected to assist in admitting patients to and discharging patients from multiple units. Will be expected to assume the responsibility for completely admitting patients to the hospital as needed as well as preparing patients for discharge through education, resource planning and care coordination. This may include implementation of the physician's orders in collaboration with the nursing staff of the unit in which the patient is being admitted or discharged.
Integrates health care for clients from pre-admission to post discharge. The discharge RN seeks to evaluate outcomes based on an integration among established clinical, financial and utilization data. Functions in structured and unstructured health care settings described as a geographic and/or situational environment that may not have established policies and procedures.
Job Knowledge and Skills: Following a competency based formal orientation, competent performance is expected. Must have excellent assessment skills for adult populations of patients. Must practice within the RN legal scope of practice. Must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate quality customer service skills at all times. Must have strong flexibility and organizational skills and be able to adapt to multiple units and patient populations. Must be able to demonstrate independence, assertiveness and critical thinking when working with various patient populations and employees. Must have strong interdependence, negotiation, collaboration and delegation skills to work within various teams and department cultures. Must like change and be willing to adapt as necessary to changing environments and cultures.
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
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. Strong collegiality, critical thinking, communication and assessment skills highly important.
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.
Job Location
Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States
Position Type
Shift Description : N/A
The position requires work during : Evenings, Days

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