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Compassionate Care

At Sanford Health, we are very proud of our exceptional and distinguished nursing staff and are excited to invite you to join our growing family. We hold ourselves to high standards and deliver compassionate care. As an integral part of Sanford Health System, our nurses are seen as equal players and collaborative partners, as they play an important part of planning the patient’s care and bringing them back to health.

Sanford Health employs more than 9,703 registered nurses who deliver care in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine. Our many Sanford Health Centers of Excellence include Sanford Cancer, Sanford Children’s, Sanford Heart, Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Sanford Women’s.

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    To simplify the process of looking and applying for a job, we’ve created a category exclusive to New Grad Nurses. If you’re graduating within 6 months, or have already graduated and have less than 6 months of experience, we want to invite you to apply to a position below. Once you’ve applied, we’ll follow-up to help you find a position you’re interested in and qualified for.

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    Nursing students who have completed their third year of a baccalaureate-nursing program and a minimum of two semesters of clinical experience are encouraged to consider the Summer Nurse Internship Program. Summer nurse interns gain hands-on experience, expanding their clinical skills and knowledge in a variety of care settings.

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    Within Sanford Health, licensed practical nurses play a vital role in delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

    Whether it’s collecting data during the rooming process, assisting providers with procedures or administering medication, Sanford Health LPNs provide direct care to our patients. LPNs also help set up for procedures, prepare for upcoming patients and work with providers and patients to collect medication authorizations.

    Here, you’ll work closely with other Sanford LPNs, certified nursing assistants and registered nurses in building genuine relationships and providing expert care.

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    At Sanford Health we are continually looking for nurses to work in key leadership roles. Nurse leaders shape the future at Sanford Health by fostering staff development, applying evidence based practice, identifying and implementing improvements and using clinical expertise to enhance patient and staff experience.

    We have a growing number of regional medical centers that fly the Magnet Designation flag with pride. Leadership training is provided at all levels as well as mentoring, coaching and precepting opportunities. Career progression includes charge nurse, nurse lead, nurse supervisor, nurse manager and nurse director.

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    Join us in delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve by becoming a Sanford Medical Assistant. Our MA’s work alongside our physicians and providers performing a variety of duties such as obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, observing and reporting patient’s signs or symptoms, administering medications within scope of practice and help with key administrative duties. Expect to learn, build relationships and provide expert care.

    Qualified medical assistants need to complete a recognized medical assistant program and be certified or registered through a nationally approved certification program.

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    If you’re compassionate and enjoy helping others, consider becoming a nursing assistant at Sanford Health.

    Typically, nursing assistants function under the supervision and delegation of registered nurses or managers. Nursing assistants provide direct hands-on assistance to those who require help in their activities of daily living. At Sanford Health, we see our nursing assistants as critical members of our interdisciplinary team dedicated to the health and healing of our patients. If you are looking to become certified, contact us today to learn more about upcoming training sessions.

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    If you have a heart for service and a purpose rooted in providing the best care for patients in need, consider becoming a registered nurse at Sanford Health. With more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford has many opportunities to specialize in a career path of your choosing.

    Registered nurses fulfill a variety of job duties based on the role they’ve chosen, but all roles center around treating and caring for patients. Whether it’s educating, administering meds, performing tests, operating equipment or providing emotional support, registered nurses play an important part of health and healing for the patient.

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    Sanford Health focuses on helping individuals in the workplace and community who are struggling with anxiety, depression, psychological and emotional stress reactions and behavioral needs. We offer outpatient, partial hospital and inpatient services for adults and outpatient care for children and adolescents.

    Behavioral Health nurses become experts in assessing, diagnosing and treating people with mental illnesses. Here, nurses work as part of a team of experienced Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Therapists to provide a variety of therapeutic strategies to reduce symptoms, improve life skills and help people regain control of their lives.

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    Sanford Health has become one of the largest health systems in the United States. Despite our size, we are actively involved in the communities we serve and get to know our patient and employee families.

    As a Sanford Health nurse, you will work with interprofessional teams in a remodeled patient-centered care delivery system. Our nurses provide direct care to patients of all ages and support them as they grow older along with their comorbidity and polypharmacy needs. Right now, we have a variety of available nursing opportunities with great hours, comprehensive benefits and competitive pay.

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    Sanford Health has become an expert in providing advanced medical care when injury or sudden illness occur. The Sanford Medical Center in Fargo has been verified a Level I Adult Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care. Staffed by teams of emergency medicine specialists equipped with advanced, life-saving technology, Sanford offers the highest-level trauma care in our regions.

    As a Sanford Critical Care nurse, you will work with state-of-the-art equipment, apply evidence-based practice in patient care and participate in advanced treatment protocols and regimes designed to enhance the quality of care during critical scenarios.

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    If you’re looking to develop nurturing relationships with those in your care, consider becoming a nurse in one of our Long-Term Care, Hospice or Home Care areas. Sanford Health provides our patients a variety of programs designed specifically to improve their quality of life and well-being.

    As a hospice nurse, you’ll monitor your patient’s condition, assist in symptom management, administer medication and counsel the patient and their family on their prognosis. If you choose home care nursing, you’ll provide home services such as IV therapy, wound care, medication management and disease monitoring. Lastly, if you’re looking to go into long-term care nursing, you’ll care for the same residents every day, helping with their day-to-day tasks, monitoring their health or educating their family.

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    Working in a medical surgical unit at Sanford Health will allow you to care for patients with a wide range of diagnoses, which will provide you with new experiences every day. These experiences will expand your knowledge and skills that can be utilized for the rest of your nursing career. You will have the opportunity to care for patients with diseases involving numerous systems, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurovascular, renal and GI.

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    Sanford Health’s surgery team offers state-of-the-art healing facilities with leading surgeons, surgical teams, practices and technology. A leader in innovation, Sanford Health is transforming surgical care with our unique family-centered approach.

    Sanford Health also provides specialized care in interventional radiology, interventional cardiology and interventional neurology where our teams deliver their expertise for a wide variety of conditions and treatments.

    View Surgical Services & Interventional Jobs

    From patient to employee, family has always been a core value that has helped shape and differentiate our vision for the future. At Sanford Health, we provide comprehensive, foundational care that is tailored to women, children and newborns.

    At Sanford Children’s, we have 300 experts providing care in more than 35 specialties. Here, nursing opportunities include areas like pediatrics, pediatric day unit, pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit.

    At Sanford Women’s, being a nurse not only means delivering expert care, but also forming meaningful and life-long relationships with our patients and care teams. Here we cover everything from well woman visits, reproductive medicine, birth control counseling and education on menopause.

    View Women’s and Children’s Jobs

Video Spotlights

Join us on the Sanford Talent Bridge

The Sanford Health Talent Bridge is a dynamic on-boarding process that considers the nurse’s interests, mapping them to their desired clinical setting. Talent Bridge will be available at Sanford in Bismarck beginning January, 2021.

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Sanford Health Nurse Residency Program

Sanford Health strives to help new nurses transition easier into a professional setting. New registered nurses automatically enroll in the Sanford Health Nurse Residency Program to get the personal and professional support they need in their new position. Watch our video about this evidence-based program.

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Hear from Our Nurses

Portrait of Jackie Hinrichs

Jackie Hinrichs

RN Inpatient

“Working at Sanford was a no-brainer. It is the largest hospital in the area and is expanding in every specialty.”

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Portrait of Brady Carda

Brady Carda

Nursing Inpatient Manager

“I come to work every day and am excited to see and interact with the people here. I am proud to call this my work family.”

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Portrait of Hope Gregory

Hope Gregory

RN Resource Pool

“It was a perfect situation at the right time. I knew that I could be flexible with my schedule and work with a great hospital.”

Read Hope's Story


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    The Magnet® Difference

    Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, this designation is the most prestigious credential a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Research demonstrates Magnet designation provides specific benefits including improved patient outcomes, higher patient satisfaction and high job satisfaction among nurses.

    Sanford USD Medical Center and Clinics has been a Magnet-recognized organization since 2003, being designated three consecutive times for nursing excellence.

    Sanford Bismarck has been a Magnet®-recognized organization since 2008, being designated three consecutive times for nursing excellence.

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    Daisy Award

    The DAISY Award recognizes the clinical expertise and compassionate, extraordinary care exhibited by nurses every day. As a proud DAISY Award Partner, Sanford Health’s nurses are recognized throughout the year. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System and was founded by a family who lost their son at 33 to an auto-immune disease. They wanted to honor and celebrate nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care every day.

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    Nursing Awards

    Every year during National Nurses Week Sanford Health celebrates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern Nursing. During this time, each of Sanford’s regions celebrate Nursing with an Evening Reception and Recognition Event. Here we provide awards to all of our Nurses and supporting staff who provide exceptional care to our patients and their families. Nurses from each region are recognized for their outstanding demonstration of Sanford values.

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    Programs of Distinction

    Sanford Health has had many specialties, services and programs achieve a unique designation. These Programs of Distinction have been recognized within a wide range of specialty areas throughout our footprint. A few of them include Stroke, Diabetes, Cardiac, Transplant, Health Care Home, Joint Replacements, Trauma Designation and Cancer Accreditation.

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