Sanford Health RN Community - Medical Respite in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: RN Community | Medical Respite | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Department : Medical Respite

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Registered Nurse (RN) works as an integral member of the inter-professional collaborative practice team administering community-based strategies aimed at improving the health of the community through education, health screening and coordinating evidence-based programming. Responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide individualized nursing care to assigned non-clinic setting area across the continuum of care. Assists individuals in accessing specialized programs through the use of screenings and referrals. Considers evidence-based outcomes when developing plan of care and selecting interventions. Maintains relationships with the local and regional community, including churches and other service organizations, to promote continued support and capacity building. Identifies, strengthens and links with the communitys tangible resources, including schools, businesses, local service groups, and intangible resources such as community spirit. Recruits, trains and retains community volunteers. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze data and appropriately respond to changing or difficult situations. The nursing process is utilized to assess, diagnose, establish a patent centered plan with defined outcome criteria; this plan includes interventions and means of evaluating the human responses to actual or potential health problems. Assumes the responsibility for the outcome of nursing care during a specified work period when they are present in the community setting. This practice includes dependent, interdependent and independent functions. Practices within the full scope of nursing expertise with knowledge of and utilizing appropriate age related nursing standards. 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.


Builds a rapport with the patient and explains the condition and course of action effectively. Coaches patients and families on how to be proactive in managing their own care. Coordination and management of care for patients, including with complex needs. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of medical educational for diverse audiences. Effectively delegates and supervises based on ones state practice act and an understanding of the concepts of responsibility, authority, and accountability. Helps others adapt to changing environments and accept new situations. Identifies and considers alternative approaches to situations or problems. Knowledge of the relevance of health information and appropriate documentation methods; ability to record medical histories, symptoms, vital signs, medications, diagnoses, treatment plans, procedures, tests, and medical results in written or electronic form. Listens effectively to patient and family members regarding health. Performing age related patient assessments and nursing interventions. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients.


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. Additional training and certification may be required for area of focus within first year of employment, including but not limited to, Foot and Nail Care Education Course with a clinical component and demonstrate competence in foot care skills and/or be a Certified Foot and Nail Care Nurse, or Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course. Bachelors degree in nursing preferred. Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Nursing

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req32051