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Website Memorial Health University Medical Center


Have you heard the news?

Along with a $20k sign-on bonus, we are now offering increased pay rates to RNs across all units!

Do you have the career opportunities that you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Memorial Health University Medical Center which is a part of the nation s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


We are committed to providing benefits that matter to nurses. At Memorial Health University Medical Center, our benefits package offers eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Memorial Health University Medical Center!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Rapid ResponseRegistered Nurse immediately evaluates our hospitalized patientswith early signs of clinical deterioration on non-intensive care unitsin an effort toprevent respiratory/cardiac arrest, admission to the ICU,topreserve the quality of life. The Rapid Response Registered Nurse is part of an expert clinical team in the acute care area, whose main goal is to prevent deaths and arrest hemodynamic decline in patients outside of intensive care units.

What you will do in this role:

  • You will respond to house-wide,emergent situations including Cardio-pulmonary arrests-Code Blue, Code STEMI, Code Strokes, Code Shock, Code ICE, Trauma Alerts and increasing MEWS scores.

  • You willbe empoweredto call a rapid response codeat any time yourself and/orwhenthe Rapid Response teamfeelsadditional nursing expertise is required.

  • In emergent situations,you willlead the emergency response team until a physician arrives.

  • In collaboration with the patient, patient s family, and othermemberof the healthcare team, you will assess, plan, implement, evaluate and coordinate treatment plans.

  • You will check with the Critical Care Charge RN to assess the needs of unit between rapid response patient care.

  • You will participate on committees to improve the quality and outcome of Rapid Responses/Codes.

  • You will assist in developing and implementing staff educational programs to improve house-wide response to emergent patient situations.This may include traditional in-services, poster presentationsand/ormock drills. Educational needs are identified through monthly data review for our Sepsis, STEMI, Stroke and Code Blue data.

What qualifications you may need:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Registered Nursing is required

  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state which you practice and/or hold an active Compact/Multi-State RN license

  • A current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider is required

  • A current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Health Care Provider isrequired

  • Successful completion of TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Courses) or TCAR within 12 months of entering this position is required

  • Prior Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit experience is required

Memorial Health University Medical Centerhas provided quality healthcare services since 1955, giving patients access to highly-trained physicians and advanced technology. Our600+ bed hospitalis one of the region’s leading acute care facilities that serves 35 counties across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Located in Savannah, Georgia, we are a regional referral center for heart care, cancer care, trauma care, children’s care, high-risk pregnancies and high-risk newborn care. Our hospital includes the region’s onlyLevel I trauma center and children’s hospital, as well as the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine.

At Memorial Health, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World s Most Ethical Companies byEthisphere Institutefor ten consecutive years (2010-2019). In 2019, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

“Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do.”– Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse Rapid Response opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Associated topics: intensive care unit, neonatal, nurse clinical, psychiatric, registed, registered nurse, surgery, surgical, tcu, transitional

Tagged as: Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal, Nurse Clinical, Psychiatric, Registed, Registered Nurse, Surgery, Surgical, Tcu, Transitional

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