Registered Nurse, Orthopedic

Employer
Memorial Health
Location
Springfield, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 09, 2020
Closes
Jun 08, 2020
Specialty
Orthopedics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview
The Orthopedic Registered Nurse will care for patients with total joint replacements and spine surgeries, along with other surgical and non-surgical orthopedic problems. There will be many opportunities for IVs, PCAs, nursing treatments, medical administration, SCDs and dressings. The Orthopedic Registered Nurse will also care for trauma patients either from ED or a step-down unit. They will focus on pain management, mostly caring for middle to older adult patients.

The registered nurse is responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for a designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. They will provide age-appropriate care and will participate in research when appropriate and incorporate research findings into evidence-based clinical practice. In addition, they will contribute to quality improvement processes and adhere to MMC Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act.

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.
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Qualifications
Licensure/Certification/Registry:
  • 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.

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