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Responsibilities*

Basic Function and Responsibility 
Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
 
Essential:
Telephone Management:  Follow up on items delegated by the provider or RN (ie:  complete final disposition of triage call, test results).  Collect initial data for RN triage as needed.  Follow up for mildly complex test results.
 
Direct Patient Care:  Assists the provider during the patient visit which could include routine procedures, ear irrigations, foot exams, collection and/or processing of specimens for either onsite testing or preparing for pick-up.  Provides nursing care as ordered such as sterile and clean dressings, urinary catheterizations, and administration of medications.  Tracks clinic patient flow and identifies holdups, notifying patients if the schedule runs behind.  Prepares and assures patients are given appropriate paperwork (encounter forms, test requisitions, school or work forms, FMLA, etc.).  Alerts provider or RN with any significant changes in patient’s condition.  Provide patient instruction (eg: diet, preps, foot care, etc…). 
 
Medication Management and Administration:  Prepares and administers all appropriate medications using the 5 rights and by written physician order. Two patient identifiers are verified before administration of any medication. All medications are documented correctly in MiChart. Appropriate patient information sheets are provided to the patient/caregiver.  May administer allergy injections for maintenance doses. May work directly in Avitracks to monitor patient’s labs and medication intake.  Prescription refills per approved physician protocols and delegation agreement.  Chronic pain management for prescription refills and other tasks per protocol (eg:  MAPS report, generating drug screening lab requisitions, assist with controlled substance agreements)
  
Clinical Support Processes:  Opening and closing processes (QC testing) supply inventory and ordering (linen, medical supplies, drugs including VFC), data collection, patient calls and quality improvement and/or problem solving initiatives.  
 
Education and Training:  Maintains current competencies and mandatory training. Attends mandatory clinic and hospital training programs.  Actively participates in clinic and/or staff meetings.  Assists in staff orientation efforts.
 
Additional Requirements:
Relates work and job purpose to UMHHC mission and commitment to putting patients and families first. 
Interacts effectively and builds respectful relationships within and between units and among individuals.  
Communicates effectively in ways that enhance productivity and build respectful relationships.  Demonstrates active listening, written, verbal, and information technology skills.  Shares relevant information. 
Seeks constructive approaches to resolving workplace issues. 
Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct. 
Responds positively to change, showing willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work.
Fosters mutual respect and supports UMHS commitment to diversity.  Promotes community building and diversity initiatives that help employees learn and respect each other’s differences. 
Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, faculty, and staff by following established procedures and protocols as appropriate by job function. 
Adopts practices to improve work processes, enhance customer satisfaction and ensure excellence in daily work.  
Accomplishes work in ways that maximize productivity and available resources while minimizing waste.  
Good attendance.
 
 
Related Duties
Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
Supervision Received 
General supervision is received from a Physician or Registered Nurse.
 

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from an approved school for practical nursing is necessary. 
Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan is necessary.  
Successful completion of a pharmacology course in an accredited program is necessary.  
Two years Licensed Practical nurse experience. 
 
Physical Requirements
This position requires moderate standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring of patients. 
 
Other Job Related Information
Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. 
This position would primarily work in our Allergy clinic administering Allergy injections.
 
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.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week
Days/Shift: Monday through Friday.  Specific hours, days and shift to be determined upon hire.
Location:  Briarwood Health Associates

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.

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

Michgian 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.

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.