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Registered Nurse (RN), Baylis Day Surgery (Pre/Post Op)

Baylis Medical Building
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20337

Position Summary

Day Shift

**Baylis Day Surgery – Monday-Friday, Day Shift (no weekends/holidays/call)** 

Pre/Post OP Registered Nurse (RN) 

The Baylis Day Surgery Department provides outpatient surgeries in the specialties that include, but aren’t limited to Plastics, Orthopedics, General, Urology, Breast, Gynecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental and Pain Management. The Baylis Registered Nurse (RN) encompasses continuity of care from admission though discharge process.  The Pre/Post Op Nurse admits and prepares patients for surgical procedures, and later recovers for discharge. While the Circulator Nurse escorts the patient to the OR and then will position, prep, and serve as the liaison between the surgeon and family members, keeping the family up to date. Upon completion of the procedure, the Circulator Nurse will transfer the patient to the stretcher and take to the recovery room.

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.

The registered nurse is 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. 

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 Skills

1. Professional Nursing Care
• Age appropriate assessment.

• Data analysis to identify nursing problems.

• Defines individualized patient outcomes.

• Develops an interdisciplinary, individualized plan of care in partnership with patients and families.

• Implements specified interventions to attain expected outcomes.

• Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes, revising the plan when indicated.

2. Supervision and Delegation
• Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description, individual capability and patient needs.

• Communicates patient status and caregiver performance expectations.

• Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.

• Directs performance improvement for LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.

• Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others.

3. Communication and Collaboration
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.

• Uses therapeutic communication techniques.

• Demonstrates assertiveness.

• Communicates relevant patient information to other members of the health team.

• Documents patient care according to Memorial policies and procedures. .

• Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders.

• Accesses electronic data to facilitate patient care.

• Creates and maintains a collaborative work environment.

• Participates in interdisciplinary planning and decision making.

• Precepts new nursing employees and/or nursing students.

4. Quality and Safety
• Identifies and resolves safety risks.

• Participates in continuous quality improvement.

• Participates in the periodic review and revision of policies, procedures, and standards of care.

• Complies with all safety policies.

5. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values:
• SAFETY: Prevent Harm – I put safety first in everything I do. I take action to ensure the safety of others.

• COURTESY: Serve Others – I treat others with dignity and respect. I project a professional image and positive attitude.

• QUALITY: Improve Outcomes – I continually advance my knowledge, skills and performance. I work with others to achieve superior results.

• EFFICIENCY: Reduce Waste – I use time and resources wisely. I prevent defects and delays.

6. Professional Accountability
• Demonstrates ethical decision making.

• Advocates for patients and families.

• Appropriately follows the chain of command.

• Adheres to the Memorial Health System Behavioral Standards.

• Develops annual plan for own professional development.

• Participates in community health initiatives.

• Participates in community organizations.

• Contributes to nursing research activities and applies findings in clinical practice.

• Participates in nurse peer review process.

7. 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.

Required Experience


  • Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred. 


  • RN license in the State of Illinois required. 
  • Current BLS/CPR certification per policy required. 

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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