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Registered Nurse, ICU Units

Memorial Health System
Springfield

Job Description

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Schedule: Various Shifts with every other weekend, multiple positions available.

The following units may have open positions, but placement will be determined based on candidate interest and hiring needs. These are not float positions.

ICU Unit Summaries:

2C is a Surgical Trauma Intensive Care unit that focuses on patients who have experienced critical illnesses as a result of a trauma or surgery requiring critical care recovery. A typical day consists of safety huddles, bedside shift report, ensuring the plan of care is delivered as well as frequent assessments of the critical patient, titrating meds, patients with several pumps, and patients with multi-symptom illnesses. An average length of stay is around 3 days, however there are some patients who stay up to 1 month.

2C is a great place for an RN to continuously learn as there is a large variety of patients (surgical, trauma, neuro, etc.) cared for on this unit. There is also a great team dynamic on 2C with everyone having high expectations of each other and helping when needed. 2C at times can be emotional as the team is caring for critically ill patients, one will need to have great time management skills and be detail-oriented for in-depth charting with the ability to handle stress well and be passionate and a team player.

5C Burn Unit IMC is the Regional Burn Center that cares for pediatric and adult patients with all varying levels of burn injuries. The Burn Center, is considered critical care, intermediate care, and an early rehabilitation facility as care is provided from admission to discharge or transfer. The average patient stay is about 6-7 days.

5C is very fast-paced and the RNs must be accountable and goal-oriented as well as have good outcomes shown by quality indicators. The RNs on 5C are trained to do the best thing specifically for each burn patient and they must be flexible and always prepared.

6C is a Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit that provides care for all open heart, thoracic, and some vascular procedures. A typical day consists of working in a high tech environment with multiple types of pumps, safety huddles, bedside shift report, assessing patients, using technology to deliver medications safely, and ensuring the plan of care is delivered. The average patients stay is a little over 2 days.

6C is an extremely fast-paced ICU environment, including complicated AMI and intra-aortic balloon pumping. RNs on 6C will have specialized training on the unique procedures and technology that are utilized during the stay of critically ill patients. 6C RNs need to have the ability to navigate professional confrontation in order to advocate for the patient, as well as be accountable, flexible and have the ability to prioritize task lists.

7C is a Medical/Surgical Intensive Care unit with diagnoses, including therapeutic hypothermia and CRRT. 7C RNs will participate in an interdisciplinary patient round (including their family), and help coordinate care between all providers. Average length of a patients stay is around 4 days.

7C is a fast-paced unit with a rapidly changing environment based on the units pace and new evidence based research. This is a closed unit with a small group of intensivists as well as an interdisciplinary unit with all members contributing for the good of the patient. The RNs on 7C must be able to stay calm during times of crisis, be knowledgeable of the critically ill patients and know how to communicate this knowledge as well as being driven to always move forward.

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Employment Type

Full-Time/Regular

Schedule

Variable

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