Jun 30, 2020

Registered Nurse, Inpatient Surgical

  • Memorial Health System
  • Springfield, IL, USA

Job Description

Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for a 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 MMC Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act.

The following units may have open positions, but placement will be determined based on candidate interest and hiring needs. These are not float positions.

Unit Descriptions:

2B General Medical/Surgical Unit: Focus on ENT, including laryngectomy and tracheostomy patients, advanced hernia repair and trauma surgical patients. Patient population ranges from younger to older adults. Many opportunities for central lines, TPN, trach and laryngectomy care, drain care, PCAs, dressing changes, nursing treatments, meds and postsurgical care.

2G General Surgical: Surgical unit with subspecialties of plastics reconstruction/flaps with neurovascular monitoring that includes limb re-attachment, deep wounds (including vac dressings), sacral flaps, free flaps, breast reconstruction and tram flaps, as well as bariatric surgical patients, gynecology and general surgery patients. Care includes large dressings, use of specialty beds, medication administration, tracheostomy management, drains, wound and oral suctioning, vac pumps, IV fluid administration, IVAC, PAC and IV pain management, capnography, leeching, chest tubes, NG suctioninig and Keofed/GT tube feedings.

7A Gynecology & Pediatrics: Gyn/Oncology surgical unit caring for minor gyn and ERAS gyn surgical patients. Also admits general pediatrics and provides overflow for maternal/newborn couplets and general female surgical patients.

A Registered Nurse at Memorial Medical Center means becoming a part of a Magnet hospital that raises the bar for excellence. The MMC environment expects high quality care for patients and RNs who want to advance learning to ensure they can be the best nurse possible. Quality nurses not only understand, but also exhibit, that “care starts with caring.” Nursing is about caring for people. Above all else, working at Memorial means we expect you to exceed customer expectations. You can do this by treating each patient as if they are the only one you are caring for that day, being the calm voice for the family, finding the answers when you don’t have one, and displaying compassion in all interactions.



  • Licensed as RN in State of Illinois.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification per policy.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform other patient care duties as required. Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing. Must be able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV insertion and IM injections.
  • Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue, contagious diseases and/or radioactive or other potentially hazardous materials.