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Job Summary

This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary RN position in Mott Children's Hospital-Pediatric Pain Service

* Please note that these positions do not qualify for UMHS benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level.
These positions are not covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* In addition:
Unit- based temporary employees who have worked 400 hours in a calendar year then become a Per Diem employee and have an obligation to pay dues or service fees as covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* Once the employee meets the 400 hour threshold, they then are a union member for the duration of employment as Per Diem.
Temporary APRN employees and MVC temporary employees are not eligible for Per Diem status

Responsibilities*

Participates in the management of pediatric patients ( neonates to adults) with pain problems. Completes patient care rounds independently or with the Multidisciplinary Pain Service Team members.
Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan and evaluate the patients comfort level. Consult with physician regarding any required changes in the pain management modalities. Treatment modalities include medications and non-pharmacologic therapies. Provides expert care of the patient in pain across the continuum of care which may include pre-operative assessment, setting goals, implementation, discharge planning and teaching. Document patient assessments, plans, and evaluation of care. Works collaboratively with health team members to provide quality patient and family centered care. Provides support to patients/families using both verbal and nonverbal communication techniques appropriate for age and physical condition. Recognize potential risk and safety issues and takes appropriate actions. Serve as a role model and resource for nursing staff by sharing skills and knowledge related to pain management and pediatric nursing. Participates in the development of policies, procedures, educational materials and staff orientation. Participates in the collection of patient data related to patient care, quality improvement, and research. Completes mandatory education and shares evidence based practice literature with colleagues.
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Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

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

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan required.
Two or more years of nursing experience as a RN is required.
Two or more years of pediatric nursing experience is required.
Recent experience with acute or chronic pain management
Demonstrated and documented excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Knowledge and skills related to patient and family centered care
Ability to function independently and assess critical situations

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is desirable.
Demonstrated and documented leadership skills
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System nursing policies and practice is desirable.
Demonstrated competence with electronic documentation systems
Demonstrated basic skills with computer applications

Work Schedule

Shift: Based on the needs of the unit
Hours: Based on the needs of the unit
Location: Mott Children's Hospital-Pediatric Pain Service

Additional Information

PER DIEM/UNIT-BASED TEMPORARY NURSE GUIDELINES

1. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary employee working three or more shifts per scheduling period will be scheduled to work a minimum of two weekend shifts per scheduling period (8 hours = 1 shift). The contractual definition of a weekend applies for Per Diem or unit-based temporary employees.*
Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses who preschedule two or fewer shifts per scheduling period do not have to meet the weekend requirements.
They may add additional UNANTICIPATED SHIFTS ONLY.

2. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be expected to work a portion of scheduled shifts on off shifts (recommended guide: 25%).

3. Managers may establish additional guidelines based upon individual unit scheduling requirements. Therefore, it is recommended that managers and per diem nurses or unit-based temporary meet to discuss specific unit
expectations.

4. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be scheduled to work the number of shifts during holiday weeks that reflects his/her normal scheduling pattern. Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses should be scheduled to work shifts during three out of the six holiday weeks and one of these weeks should be Christmas or New Year's week. (A week is defined as Sunday through Saturday during which the holiday falls).

Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses are to be scheduled after all regular staff are scheduled per contract language.

*Guidelines apply to all Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses regardless of hire date.

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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