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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The qualified candidate will be responsible for assisting with skin surgical procedures for the treatment of skin cancer and other related skin diseases, as well as, providing direct patient care for patients in the Cutaneous Surgery/Oncology Unit.

Responsibilities*

Licensed practical nurse in the Mohs Unit work independently with the physician, for the following procedures. 

Consultations, Mohs surgery, reconstruction with flaps and grafts, wide local excisions, post-op follow ups. 

Review surgical procedure, medical history, medications and allergies prior to surgery. 

Obtaining vital signs and entering all data into MI Chart.  Assisting with procedure, bandaging, and giving post-operative instructions.  Administer and document medications as ordered by physician. 

Pathology follow up from wide local excisions and biopsies.  Notifying patient of results. 

Coordinate treatment plan as indicated by physician.  Precepting and training of newly hired MA’s.  Provides cross coverage for co-workers. 

Assist RN’s with daily responsibilities as directed.  Participate in monthly staff meeting and other work groups as assigned by supervisor or physician for process improvements. 

Quality improvement projects as assigned by supervisor. 

Problem solve issues related to retrieval of medical information.

Other duties also include:  Participate in rotation for cleaning and wrapping of instruments for sterilization. 

Maintain unit equipment and arrange for service as needed.  Attend appropriate continuing education, staff development programs.

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from an approved school for practical nursing. 

Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan. 

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, ability to serve as a positive role model, take initiative and facilitate cooperative relationships. 

Ability to take direction from a multiple number of medical clinicians, RN’s and supervisor, as well as work independently and efficiently in a busy environment. 

Effective time management skills, consistently, uses available time effectively. 

Computer literate, working knowledge of Word and Excel. 

Must have excellent attendance and punctuality.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in outpatient procedure/surgery area.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week

Days/Shift/Hours: Monday through Friday; Day shift; specific hours and days to be determined upon hire.

Location: Department of Dermatology - Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.