Manages, coordinates and performs nursing care with compassion
and care for an assigned group of patients and their families and
incorporate preventative measures.
NURSING GOAL: A goal of nursing is to educate and restore a
patient to an optimal level of wellness as defines by the patient
and their families and incorporate preventative measures.
Education and/or Other Requirements
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Current registration or eligibility for licensure with the State of
Illinois for practice as a professional nurse.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Current Hepatitis b vaccination
Will complete additional training or demonstrate competency in
skills identified in the unit-specific competency plan and skills
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and
strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security
operations for the protection of people, data, property, and
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas
presented through spoken words and sentences.
Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce
answers that make sense.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules
Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking
time to understand the points being made, asking questions as
appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to see details at close range.
Actively looks for ways to help people.
Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related
Awareness of other’s reactions and understanding why they react
as they do.
Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and
weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to
General Skill Requirements
In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed
above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also
possess the following General Skill Requirements.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment;
Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes
approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with
frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular
schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in
work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance;
Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures
work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings
and appointments on time.
Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally;
Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good
listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed;
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations;
Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and
pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works
cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve
Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge;
Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of
current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays
understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources
Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits
sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for
decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process;
Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain
Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner;
Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative
solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group
problem solving situations.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays
commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote
quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work
to ensure quality.
Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in
timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly;
Achieves established goals.
Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended
period of time; continually aware of variations in changing
Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with
minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train
and/or evaluate other employees.
This position is performed within an environment of frequent
exposure to blood and body fluids.
The physical demands described are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is
regularly required walk, stand, stoop to floor level, kneel and
assist in lifting patient; to assist patients and/or adjust
equipment at floor level; to reach, change and read IV’s 5 feet
from the floor unaided; to support weight of persons 200 pounds or
more in emergency situations.
Ability to attend to visual details.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to receive and comprehend written and oral
Ability to read 5 feet from the floor unaided.
Ability to utilize fine motor control in hands, the ability to
hear, and the ability to meet visual demands.
The employee will frequently be required to lift, push and pull
weight of at least 5 to 50 pounds.
Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing
Analyze information or data.
Plan sequence of operations or actions.
Make decisions of moderate to substantial effects, with a
variety of alternatives and moderate to substantial
Use logic to define problems, collect information, establish
facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information, deal with
Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, office
memoranda at a high school graduate level.
Ability to compose written communication using standard business
English at a high school graduate level.
Ability to comprehend verbal sentences and instructions at a
high school graduate level.
Ability to converse in Standard English at a high school
Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise
qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to
meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other
duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.
Essential Functions and Job Duties
CLINICAL JUDGEMENT – Clinical reasoning, which includes
decision-making, critical thinking, and a global grasp of the
situation, coupled with nursing skills acquired through a process
of integrating formal and informal experiential knowledge and
evidence-based guidelines. Demonstrates the ability to assess the
full scope of patient needs, using the nursing process on a
Utilizes past nursing experience to anticipate problems while
seeking out multi-disciplinary collaboration with comfort, when
Recognizes patterns and trends that may predict the direction of
CARING PRACTICES: Nursing activity that create a compassionate,
supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients/families and
staff. Working on another’s behalf and representing the concerns of
the patient/family and nursing staff; serving as a moral agent in
identifying and helping to resolve ethical and clinical concerns
within and outside the clinical setting. Promotes safety throughout
patient’s and family’s transitions along the healthcare
Actively anticipates and monitors patient and family changes,
Effectively resolves patient complaints.
Engages all patients in a personalized, compassionate
COLLABORATION/SYSTEMS THINKING – Working with others (e.g.,
patients, families, healthcare providers) in a way that
promotes/encourages each person’s contribution toward achieving
optimal/realistic patient/family goals. Involves intra-and inter-
disciplinary work with colleagues and community. Body of knowledge
and tools that allow the nurse to manage whatever Environmental and
system resources exist for the patient/family and staff, within or
across healthcare and non-healthcare systems. Consults and
coordinates with team members to assess, plan, implement and
evaluate patient care plans.
Actively utilizes evidence-based practice and customer service
data to improve caring practices.
Effectively plans and communicates patient care plans.
Facilitates active involvement of others in team meetings
regarding patient care and/or practice issues.
Seeks out opportunities to be taught, coached, and mentored.
Recruits diverse resources when appropriate to optimize patient
Serves as a resource to department and patient/family.
RESPONSE TO DIVERSITY – The sensitivity to recognize, appreciate
and incorporate differences into the provision of care. Differences
may include, but are not limited to, cultural differences,
personalities, spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity,
lifestyle, socioeconomic status, age, and values. Integrates
cultural differences into patient/family care; incorporates
appropriate alternative therapies.
Tailors healthcare culture to meet the diverse needs and
strengths of each patient/family.
FACILITATION OF LEARNING – The ability to facilitate learning
for patients/families, nursing staff, other members of the
healthcare team, and community. Include both formal and informal
facilitation of learning. Develops and modifies patient/family
education programs throughout delivery of care, collaborating and
incorporating all healthcare providers’ and educational plans.
Provides individualized care.
Evaluates patient’s understanding by observing behavior changes
throughout plan of care.
Sets patient-driven goals for education.
Work toward achieving Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
CLINICAL INQUIRY (INNOVATOR/EVALUATOR) – The ongoing process of
questioning and evaluating practice and providing informed
practice. Creating practice changes through research utilization
and experimental learning. Adapts standards of care to serve
particular patient populations.
Seeks out advice to improve patient care.
Evaluates current practices based on patient responses, analysis
of literature, research, and education.
Incorporates evidence based practice into care delivery.
Actively pursues continuing educational opportunities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois,
Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based,
not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and
Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and
hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the
communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an
average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000
outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency
Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence
and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every
patient every time.
In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all
Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings
and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs
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To improve the health of the people and communities we
To be the health system people choose over all others.
We put safety first.
We speak up, without fear, on matters of patient and colleague
We take action to create an environment of zero harm.
We respect others and show compassion.
We behave honestly and ethically.
We are accountable for our attitude, actions and health.
We advance our knowledge and skills.
We seek continuous improvement.
We deliver evidence-based care that leads to excellence in
We use resources wisely and maintain financial stability.
We work together to coordinate care and services across the
We promote healthier communities.