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Charge Nurse (RN), Surgery Main Operating Room (OR)

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2023-16574

Position Summary

Evening Shift

*** $20,000 SIGN ON BONUS ***

***The Evening OR Charge Nurse will receive Charge Pay incentive, and will not be required to work weekends, holidays, or take call ***

The Evening OR Charge Nurse will efficiently coordinate OR cases in the evening hours, while ensuring lunch breaks and decreasing OR teams throughout the shift.  In addition, the Charge Nurse will prioritize urgent/emergent cases, while finishing the day’s elective scheduled cases, and communicate with surgeons and anesthesia throughout the shift to coordinate cases with all applicable teams. 

OR nurses are 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. OR nurses 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. The nurse works in an extremely team focused environment with your core team, scrub personnel, CRNA, Anesthesiologist and surgeon. The department is fast paced and technologically driven, which includes 3 DaVinci robots.  Springfied Memorial Hospital (SMH) had one of the first DaVinci Xis in the area.

Registered Nurses are 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 SMH 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 Springfield Memorial Hospital means becoming a part of a Magnet Hospital that raises the bar for excellence.  The SMH 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.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Experience


– Licensed as RN in State of Illinois.
– Current BLS/CPR certification per policy.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

– 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.

Springfield, IL

Sandra Dunn


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