RN Inpatient | Orthopedics

Sanford Health - Fargo, ND

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Facility: South University Hospital

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: Varies

Job Schedule: Flex

Weekly Hours: 24.00

Job Summary

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.

Department Details

This is a .6 flex position.

A 28-bed unit specializing in orthopedic and surgical care; along with a 6-bed overflow unit that is utilized at certain times to accommodate the influx of patients. As a Center of Joint Success, the main focus is caring for patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgeries and total joint replacements. Nurses work very closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, and providers throughout the day to ensure patients receive optimal care. The unit is known for a culture of teamwork that leads to positive outcomes for both employees and patients. Sanford Health has achieved Disease Specific Certification Designation from The Joint Commission in Total Hip, Total Knee, Total Shoulder, Total Ankle and Hip Fracture care. Sanford Health continues to lead the way in Bone Health by maintaining “Star Performer” status from the American Orthopedic Association’s Own the Bone program and by being the recipient of the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics.


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.

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Job Function: Nursing

Req Number: R-21296

Featured: No

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