Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Units (7238-394)

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Springfield, IL
Schedule: Various shifts, every weekend, multiple positions available.

Psychiatric Unit Summary: An RN on the Psychiatric unit will be responsible for medicine management and administration; assessment and treatment planning; talking to patients and de-escalating situations; managing patients' safety and documenting all processes and outcomes. This unit has a strong teamwork environment, with support received from others and encouragement to learn and develop.

Becoming a part of the Memorial team means, at times, you will be expected to attend or participate in activities that are beyond your normally scheduled shifts to further develop your skills, knowledge, and new expectations with a practice change. Opportunities to advance you as a professional can be through Clinical Ladder, Charge Nurse activities, certifications, and educational advancements with support of tuition reimbursements or grants.

Basic Functions:

This position embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values. These standards are evident in the daily work, which includes the following:

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

Requirements for this position include:

* ADN or BSN degree

* Licensed as RN in State of Illinois

* Current BLS/CPR certification per policy

* 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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