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Registered Nurse (RN), Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR), Surgery

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21619

Position Summary

Day Shift

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

The CVOR Registered Nurse (RN) will be responsible for every aspect of the patient’s care during surgery. The day begins with preparing the room for the procedure, bringing the patient into the OR, positioning the patient, maintaining the charting and caring for the patient during the intra-operative phase. The nurse will 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 couple hours 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 1-5 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.

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 Memorial’s Mission, Vision, and Values, and 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 means becoming a part of a Magnet hospital that raises the bar for excellence.  The Memorial 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


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


  • RN license active in the State of Illinois required
  • 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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