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Registered Nurse, Emergency Department

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for the care of a designated group of patients in a structured setting through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit.


Licensure/Certification/Registry:Current RN license in the State of Illinois required. Healthcare Provider BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.Healthcare Provider or Instructor BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.ACLS (provider or instructor), PALS (provider or instructor) or ENPC, TNCC or TNS, and ECRN certifications preferred within 1 year, and required within 2 years of hire date. ECRN certification is only required of full- and part-time staff. Experience:Meets credit range for Clinical Ladder levels as follows (12 months experience as a registered nurse is required in order to apply for promotion in the clinical ladder):Clinical Nurse I: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 0-12 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid. BSN preferred.Clinical Nurse II: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 13-24 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least two categories of the Grid. BSN preferred.Clinical Nurse III: Registered Nurse who achieves at least 25 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least three categories on the Grid. BSN required.


  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcome, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.Performs nursing bedside procedures including but not limited to accucheck and rapid strept.Interviews patients and /or family to obtain required history and determine appropriate Triage status.Initiates IV access and administers fluid therapy in safe manner.Assists physicians with multiple bedside procedures including but not limited to chest tube insertion, intubation, suturing, lumbar puncture, etc.Accurately cares for patients receiving forensic care, ie. Blood alcohol levels, workers compensation, rape, patient abuse.Provides patient teaching relative to presenting conditions.Completes 12 lead EKG's.Completes process for admission, discharge and transfer appropriately.Assures that department is survey-ready at all times.Communicates effectively with ED physicians and team members.Administers blood and blood components in a safe manner.Provides safe patient care during patient transport utilizing appropriate protocols.Performs other related work as required or requested. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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    What makes the difference between a good nursing team and the exceptional one you'll find at Memorial Health? Our rapidly growing team is determined to continue building upon our reputation as a national leader in quality and progress in care. This objective requires something rare: a unique understanding of the value of nursing. And we have it, from the very top of our management team to the very smallest detail of care for every single patient.

    That's the reason we've made such a significant investment of time, effort, and resources in superior technology, comprehensive training, and thorough processes. We know that we have to prepare our nurses for anything-by providing everything they need to succeed. They have paid us and our patients back by performing at a consistently superior level throughout our system, bringing us prestigious accolades and impressive national recognition.

    The seasoned nursing professional has every reason to select Memorial Health, including the many distinctions, awards and achievements we have earned for clinical excellence. Here are but a few of our recent honors:

  • Springfield Memorial Hospital has earned the industry-best American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize 2016, awarded to just one hospital in the nation annually. Within the field of healthcare, this accomplishment has no equal.
  • In 2021, -Springfield Memorial -Hospital -earned its fourth consecutive Magnet - -Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence -- -an accomplishment so prestigious that only 2% of hospitals in the country have done it.
  • Jacksonville -Memorial -Hospital was also designated a Magnet hospital in 2009, 2014 and 2018, the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The Magnet designation is part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program -.
  • Jacksonville Memorial Hospital has earned Magnet - designation two times.
  • Springfield Memorial Hospital has earned the American Hospital Quality Award 2016.
  • Memorial Health is one of fewer than 30 employers nationwide to be honored as an Employer of Choice -.


Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Other , Lincoln, Illinois

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