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Bismarck

  Sanford Downtown Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford North Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford Children's Walk-in Clinic
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Dickinson


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Minot


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Nursing:

Sanford Health nursing


 
Welcome to Sanford Health nursing. We work together and with the communities we serve to promote health and well-being through excellence, service, respect and caring.

Professional Practice Model of Care

Sanfordís nursing mission statement

Dedicated to the lives we touch

The mission is our shared purpose. The mission focuses on what is meaningful and essentially the purpose of our work. It serves as an ongoing guide.

Vision

The vision is an image of the future we seek to create.

Shared mission and vision are the compass when planning and making decisions.

Model of care components

Patient

The patient is the center of the model of care. Treat the patient the way you want to be treated and you want your family to be treated. We honor the patient by learning their story.

Partnerships

Healthy partnerships join hearts, hands and minds around a common purpose. Healthy relationships create healthy work cultures.

Scope of practice

Scope of practice captures the core essence of what each discipline or service provider contributes. It may be unique or overlap. Scope of practice provides the foundation for integrating services at the point of care.

Guidelines of care

Guidelines of care are tools and resources available to provide quality care. They include: policies, evidence-based standards of care and protocols and procedures utilized in specific work areas or housewide to provide quality care to patients and families.

Documentation

Documentation provides important information and:
  • Tells the patientís story and communicates the patientís needs
  • Verifies the quality of care
  • Assists in the coordination of care
  • Ensures continuity of care
  • Is needed for reimbursement
  • Is needed to comply with regulations of the government and accrediting organizations
  • Generates data for research

Core beliefs

The core beliefs establish what matters most when caring for patients and families. The core beliefs are used to bridge the gap between what we believe in our hearts is important and what we live every day. They are a visible reminder of what really matters and give direction to continuously improve the care we give.
  • Quality exists where shared purpose, vision, values and partnerships are lived.
  • Each person has the right to individualize healthcare, which promotes wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
  • Each person is accountable for communication and integration of his/her contribution to healthcare.
  • Partnerships are essential to coordinate, integrate and deliver healthcare across the continuum.
  • Continuing to learn and think in diverse ways is essential to improve health.
  • A healthy culture begins with each person and is enhanced through self-work, partnerships and system supports.

Councils and committees

United based partnership council: UBC

Purpose: To deal with unit specific issues of practice and the delivery of patient care in accordance with mission, philosophy and purpose of organization and shared governance.

Membership: All managers, registered nurses, interdisciplinary partners, licensed practical nurses, nurse assistants, unit secretaries and receptionists.

Meetings: Minimum nine times per year and as needed.

Chair: Elected by unit based council members.

Housewide Partnership Council:

Purpose: Create an environment, which promotes, open communication, trust and accountability. Value every associateís position and importance in our team effort to provide excellence in the healthcare community

Membership: Associates form support services, nursing, interdisciplinary services, administration, and continuum of care.

Meetings: Minimum nine times per year and as needed.

Chair: Elected by Housewide Partnership Council members.

Professional Practice Council:

Purpose: Meet with the Vice President of Patient Care Services to discuss matters that concern staff in order to improve patient care. Coordinate, collaborate, and learn from the activities of the Unit Councils. Foster and operationalize clinical, safety, and financial initiatives of the organization.

Membership: Chairman of each Unit Based Council, and system councils, education, management, Vice President of Patient Care Services, CEO, Interdisciplinary representative, and the continuum of care.

Meetings: Minimum nine times per year and as needed.

Chair: Elected Professional Practice Council

Professional Services Council:

Purpose:Insures compliance with standards of practice, clinical, safety, financial, and quality outcomes. Responsible for designating, communicating, and implementing change in collaboration with administration, staff, and patients.

Membership: Nurse Managers, interdisciplinary partners, support services, and the continuum of care.

Meetings: Two times per month and as needed.

Chair: Vice President of Patient Care Services.

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