Memorial Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Orthopedic Unit

Job Locations US-IL-Springfield
Registered Nurse (RN) (Experienced)
Position Type


****Sign-on Bonuses up to $20,000.00****


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



  • Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred. (426 & 433, H426, H433)
  • One of the following three is required to meet Education requirements: 1)  BSN  2)  Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing with enrollment in BSN or MSN program.  3)  Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing with a national certification.  (434)
  • BSN required.  (474 only)


  • RN license in the State of Illinois required. (426, 433, 434, 474, H426, H433)
  • Current BLS/CPR certification per policy required. (426, 433, 434, 474, H426, H433)
  • National certification required (474 only)


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.


Yearly Credentialing to Maintain Current Track:

1. Attends all Joint Commission, OSHA, and hospital/nurse manager specified mandatory inservices.
2. Validates competencies and obtains credentials as identified in unit specific requirements.
3. Completion of annual self-evaluation at time of performance appraisal.
4. Submit sufficient documentation to validate current Clinical Ladder status to the nurse manager at annual performance appraisal.
5. Meets credit range for Clinical Ladder Levels as follows (completion of probationary period is required in order to apply for promotion in the clinical ladder):
Clinical Nurse I: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 0-9 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid.
Clinical Nurse II: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 10-19 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least two categories of the Grid.
Clinical Nurse III: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 20-29 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least three categories of the Grid. Minimum BSN, enrollment in BSN or MSN program, or national certification is required for new applicants as of March 2016.


  1. Professional Nursing Care
  • Age appropriate assessment.
  • Data analysis to identify nursing problems.
  • Defines individualized patient outcomes.
  • Develops an interdisciplinary, individualized plan of care in partnership with patients and families.
  • Implements specified interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes, revising the plan when indicated.
  1. Supervision and Delegation
  • Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description, individual capability and patient needs.
  • Communicates patient status and caregiver performance expectations.
  • Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Directs performance improvement for LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others.
  1. Communication and Collaboration
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
  • Uses therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Demonstrates assertiveness.
  • Communicates relevant patient information to other members of the health team.
  • Documents patient care according to Memorial policies and procedures. .
  • Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders.
  • Accesses electronic data to facilitate patient care.
  • Creates and maintains a collaborative work environment.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary planning and decision making.
  • Precepts new nursing employees and/or nursing students.


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