SIH to hold program on nursing jobs Nov. 27


Southern Illinois Healthcare will highlight job opportunities for registered nurses at the RN Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from Noon until 4:00 PM at the SIH corporate office at University Mall in Carbondale.

Representatives from several nursing units will answer questions about current job openings at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

SIH Employment Manager Kristin King said several opportunities for employment are available in multiple units, such as Acute Rehabilitation, Intermediate Medical Care Unit (IMCU), ICU (Intensive Care Unit), Medical/Surgical, Case Management, RN Flex Pool, Emergency Department, Cardiac Diagnostic Unit, Surgical Services, the Cardiac Cath Lab and Obstetrics.

“Nurses will learn about our hospitals’, culture, scholarship and loan forgiveness programs, weekend scheduling program and much more,” said King.

For example, the RN Flex Pool, developed in 2009, offers nurses a flexible schedule and exposes them to many areas of nursing.

“Flex Pool nurses are scheduled throughout the system filling critical vacancies in the areas they are competent to work. It is an opportunity for nurses to work in a variety of settings. Many nurses in the Flex Pool love the variety and challenge of working on different units at multiple facilities, while others look at it as an opportunity to search for a permanent unit to transfer to,” said program manager Mary Vaughn.

RN candidates must have a minimum of one year of Registered Nursing experience to apply. Upcoming or new graduates should contact the Human Resource Department to learn about SIH’s new RN Residency Program.

For information call 618-457-5200, extension 67803 or visit

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