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Registered Nurse (RN), Labor/Postpartum, Part Time Days

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21343

Position Summary

Day Shift

Part Time Day Shift Position

The Labor/Postpartum Registered Nurse (RN) is 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. Adheres to MMC Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.

A Registered Nurse at Springfield Memorial Hospital (SMH) 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

  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision

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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.


  1. 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.
  1. 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. 
  • One of the following three is required to meet Education requirements: 1)  BSN  2)  Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing with enrollment in BSN or MSN program.  3)  Diploma of Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing with a national certification.  (434)


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

Sandra Dunn


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