The OR nurse will be responsible for every aspect of the patient’s care during surgery. The day begins with preparing the room for the procedure, picking the patient up from pre-op, positioning the patient, maintaining the charting and caring for the patient before, during and after the surgery. The nurse will act as the liaison between the family and the surgeon beginning with the call to let the family know that the first incision has been made. The nurse will continue to contact the family every hour or two to provide updates. During the surgery, the nurse is responsible for updating charting/paperwork, getting supplies if needed and administering meds to the sterile field. This process may be repeated for 1-4 surgeries a day depending on length of each surgery. Works in an extremely team focused environment with your core team, Scrub personnel, CRNA, Anesthesiologist and surgeon! Fast paced, technologically driven department including 3 DaVinci robots. Memorial Medical Center had one of the first XIs in the area!
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.