NURSING

LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES.
NATIONAL RECOGNITION.

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What makes the difference between a good nursing team and the exceptional one you’ll find at Memorial Health System? Our rapidly growing team is determined to continue building upon our reputation as a national leader in quality and progress in care. This objective requires something rare: a unique understanding of the value of nursing. And we have it, from the very top of our management team to the very smallest detail of care for every single patient.

That’s the reason we’ve made such a significant investment of time, effort, and resources in superior technology, comprehensive training, and thorough processes. We know that we have to prepare our nurses for anything—by providing everything they need to succeed. They have paid us and our patients back by performing at a consistently superior level throughout our system, bringing us prestigious accolades and impressive national recognition.

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WHY EXPERIENCED NURSING PROFESSIONALS LOVE MEMORIAL:

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

The seasoned nursing professional has every reason to select Memorial Health System, including the many distinctions, awards and achievements we have earned for clinical excellence. Here are but a few of our recent honors:

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Memorial Medical Center has earned the industry-best American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize 2016, awarded to just one hospital in the nation annually. Within the field of healthcare, this accomplishment has no equal.

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Memorial Medical Center has earned Magnet® designation for an amazing third consecutive time, a feat accomplished by only 3% of hospitals nationwide. Magnet represents the highest achievable distinction awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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Passavant Area Hospital has earned Magnet® designation two times.

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Memorial Medical Center has earned the American Hospital Quality Award 2016.

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Memorial Health System is one of fewer than 30 employers nationwide to be honored as an Employer of Choice®.

WHY RECENT NURSING GRADUATES SUCCEED WITH MEMORIAL:

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED UHC/AACN NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

We have opportunities for nursing professionals at every level of our team, including recent graduates, who receive a carefully planned combination of on-the-job and classroom education. Our nationally recognized, UHC/AACN 12-month nurse residency program is designed to support the success of new graduate nurses as they transition from novice to consummate professional with guidance from trained preceptors and veteran RN mentors.

Developed from an evidence-based curriculum that is customized to reflect our values and mission, it is offered twice a year, with sessions starting in September and April. Emphasizing leadership, professional roles, growth and development, and patient outcomes, it offers opportunities for networking and reinforcing your confidence and commitment to nursing.

WHY ALL NURSING PROFESSIONALS MUST CONSIDER MEMORIAL

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Regardless of experience or specialty, nursing professionals need strong resources to learn and advance. Here are just some of the many ways that Memorial supports your long-term growth and development throughout your nursing career:

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ANCC-provided continuing education contact hours.

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Academic advising service.

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Tuition reimbursement and educational grant programs.

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The Bedside Institute for nurses pursuing a research interest.

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Professional Nursing Advancement Ladder, with eligibility for promotion, associated salary increases, achievement of national certification, and roles in nursing research studies.

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The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on the Memorial Medical Center campus offers highly advanced simulation to master skills before applying them in the patient setting.

CURRENT AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY

Due to tremendous growth, we have tremendous opportunities throughout many of our nursing units at all locations. Areas of primary need at our flagship location, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, generally include the following:

  • OUR NEW PATIENT CARE TOWER down-chevron
    This is a 38-bed intermediate care unit where you can see every type of patient and hone your skills with an emphasis on neuro, medical, respiratory, and surgical IMC monitoring.
  • A DYNAMIC GENERAL MEDICAL UNIT down-chevron
    We have 36 beds for all types of medical patients, including opportunities for IVs, nursing treatments, and medication administration.
  • UROLOGY/NEPHROLOGY down-chevron
    There are 24 beds dedicated to nephrology, urology, transplant and general medicine, caring for surgical and medical patients, as well as kidney transplant patients.
  • MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNIT down-chevron
    This 21-bed general med/surg unit features all private rooms and opportunities for exposure to a wide variety of patients, including those with colo-rectal conditions and complex wounds/infections.
  • ORTHOPEDICS/JOINT WORKS down-chevron
    Our 38-bed orthopedic unit is rated #1 in the state for total joint replacements, and offers spine surgery as well as treatment for other surgical and non-surgical conditions.
  • ONCOLOGY down-chevron
    This 30-bed unit provides nursing care for oncology and general medical patients in all private rooms, and offers opportunities for experience with IVs, nursing treatments, medication administration, chemo, transfusions, and pain management.
  • NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY down-chevron
    Our 29-bed unit and Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center provides care for stroke, seizures, Guillain-Barre, myasthenia gravis, general medical, and EEG-testing patients.
  • REHABILITATION down-chevron
    This 30-bed CARF-accredited facility for inpatient acute rehabilitation encompasses PT, OT, speech therapy, social services, pastoral care, recreational therapy, neuropsychology, medicine and nursing. Opportunities include medication administration, collaboration, and team-leading.
  • FAMILY MATERNITY SUITES down-chevron
    Our 21-bed, high-volume labor and delivery Level I and II unit features family-centered care, 10 labor-delivery-recovery rooms, nine postpartum rooms, two equipped C-section rooms, and two emergency beds.
  • ADULT PSYCHIATRIC CENTER down-chevron
    This secured unit with safety features is designed to accommodate adults with psychiatric illnesses, concurrent medical problems, and co-morbidities, and includes an ECT suite and PHP program.

MHS NURSING HIGHLIGHTS

UHC/AACN NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

INPATIENT UNIT DESCRIPTIONS

MAGNET DESIGNATION

NURSING INTERNSHIP

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