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Job Summary

Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the University of Michigan is a 52 bed Level IV neonatal center serving our region, state and beyond.  We remain one of the state's leading referral centers for premature newborns and infants with complex medical problems, complex surgical problems or unusual anomalies, need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), high frequency ventilation, nitric oxide therapy, and whole body cooling for hypothermic neuroprotection.
About 80% of the Newborn ICU admissions are inborn and 20% are transported from our referral region and state.  We offer 24/7 neonatal transport services with Newborn ICU RNs as members of the transport team. 
Our specialized nursing team members provide quality nursing care to newborns from the acute phase of illness through recovery.  A family-centered approach to care is practiced in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. 
We provide individualized support and education to families during hospitalization and in preparation for discharge.  We empower families to participate in decision making for and in the care of their child.

This position is a 6-month internship program which prepares the new Graduate Nurse for an RN position in Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Orientation includes a combination of classroom and precepted clinical experience. A two-year commitment with a minimum of 30 hrs/wk to Brandon NICU is required after the completion of the 6-month internship program.  The initial 6 months will rotate over day, evening, and night shifts.  Shift assignment will occur after successful completion of the internship.

This posting will be used to fill four (4) Graduate Nurse Internship positions in Brandon NICU. These positions will have a start date of TBD (June/July2017).


This is a fast-paced, challenging position in an academic environment fully committed to maintaining EXCELLENCE in family centered newborn intensive care.  


  • Providing safe and efficient nursing care to critically ill newborns and premature infants in an intensive care unit. 
  • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of the newborn or premature infant. 
  • Providing Patient & Family Centered Care through collaboration with all members of the health care team in order to meet complex care requirements of the critically ill newborn or premature infant. 
  • Demonstrates competence in the implementation of technical skills required for the care of the critically ill newborn or premature infant according to UMHS policies, procedures, and standards. 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills as evidenced by the utilization of a rapid decision making process in an intensive care environment. 
  • Demonstrates full compliance with practices in documentation while providing intensive care to the critically ill newborn or premature infant. 
  • Assumes leadership responsibilities in teamwork and patient care delivery. 
  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of research and evidence based practice in the care of the critically ill newborn or premature infant.
  • Identifies and assumes responsibility for one's own learning needs. 
  • Actively participates in quality improvement projects and initiatives related to the care of newborn or premature infants.  

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C (B INC).
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

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

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate Nurse or Newly Licensed RN, who has not practiced as a RN. Applicant must have successfully completed an accredited BSN program
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX must occur no later than 45 days from the individual start date
  • Successful candidate must complete NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) during orientation
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated and organized

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*

  • Student nurse clinical experience in a newborn intensive care unit
  • Experience as an extern or ICU tech in a newborn intensive care unit
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Takes initiative in seeking professional growth
  • Demonstrates expertise in communication and problem solving skills as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills and references
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher

Work Schedule

Hours per week: 40
Shift/Hours/Days: Permanent night shift assignment will occur after completion of the internship; shift length to be determined at end of internship based on unit needs; two of four weekends per four-week scheduling period.
Location: Mott Children's Hospital - 8 West, Brandon Newborn Intensive Care Unit

All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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

Michigan Medicine 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.