Nov 19, 2021

Rapid Response Registered Nurse

  • Memorial Health
  • Springfield, IL, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

The Rapid Response Registered Nurse serves as a housewide resource to assist staff in the recognition and stabilization of patients with signs of clinical deterioration. They will respond to Rapid Response Team calls during work shift in addition to assisting with patients throughput by regularly assessing utilization of critical care and IMC beds, as well as telemetry and other resource-intensive clinical equipment/technology.

A Registered Nurse at Springfield Memorial Hospital means becoming a part of a Magnet hospital that raises the bar for excellence. The SMH 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.
  • BSN required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of critical care experience required.
  • Current BLS/ACLS certification required.
  • Certification as a Critical Care RN held or achieved within 12 months of hire into position.
  • Certification in Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization required, or obtained within 6 months of hire into the position.
  • Certification in NIH stroke assessment required or obtained within 6 months of hire into the position.
  • Maintain annual critical care competencies.
  • Demonstrates a strong track record of exemplary interpersonal skills and professional communication with interprofessional team members.