Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of
nursing care for designated group of patients through utilization
of the nursing process. Provides age appropriate care. Participates
in research when appropriate and incorporates research findings
into evidence-based clinical practice. Contributes to quality
improvement processes. Adheres to MHS Mission, Vision, and Values,
the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code
of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act.
ADN required, BSN preferred
Possesses current RN licensure in the State of Illinois.
Certified in CPR or completes certification during Nursing Team
Certification in ACLS required or completes certification within
90 days of employment.
Certification in PALS preferred
One or more years of experience in acute care setting
Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Working Conditions-Physical
Requirements & Atmosphere:
Ability to take call.
Understands the role of the professional nurse and his/her
responsibilities as a member of the health care team.
Has knowledge of basic nursing principles and procedures with
ability to make appropriate nursing judgments based on the
Demonstrated positive attitude and good physical health.
Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy of Nursing
Potential exposure to infectious diseases.
Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and body fluids.
Requires ability to assist transferring patients over 50 pounds
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, bend and
kneel, lift or push or pull up to 50 lbs.
Physical demands include repetitive motions of the hands,
walking, standing and reaching above the head
Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive care
for post-operative patients of all age groups.
Must use sound judgment and advanced assessment skills to
evaluate pain, N/V, body temperature and/or trouble breathing.
Implements appropriate interventions identified in the plan of
care to move the patient toward established goals or outcomes.
Completes documentation in the patient medical record accurately
and in a timely manner.
Demonstrated technical knowledge and skill to safely utilize
patient care equipment.
Prioritizes work based on changes in the patient condition,
changes in assignments and unanticipated interruptions.
Collaborates with the health care team to organize tasks and
activities from the patient’s admission through discharge.
Delegates tasks and activities to other members in the health care
team using appropriate
Performs all nursing care activities using techniques to promote
safety, reduce risks, and follows policies and procedures.
Acts as an advocate for the patient with families, physicians
and other healthcare team members.
Adapts teaching strategies passed on the patient’s response,
readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
Support great patient experience and lead others to support
initiatives in patient experience.
Performs other related work as required or requested.
One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois,
Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based,
not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and
Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and
hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the
communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an
average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000
outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency
Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence
and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every
patient every time.
In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all
Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings
and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs
of our community. Learn more about our community
To improve the health of the people and communities we
To be the health system people choose over all others.
We put safety first.
We speak up, without fear, on matters of patient and colleague
We take action to create an environment of zero harm.
We respect others and show compassion.
We behave honestly and ethically.
We are accountable for our attitude, actions and health.
We advance our knowledge and skills.
We seek continuous improvement.
We deliver evidence-based care that leads to excellence in
We use resources wisely and maintain financial stability.
We work together to coordinate care and services across the
We promote healthier communities.