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Job Summary

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 30 bed monitored ICU located on the 10th floor of the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
The unit is multi-acuity ranging from critically ill to short stay observation. Multidisciplinary care is provided for children from newborn to young adult in partnership with Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, BMT, Nephrology, Transplant Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiology.
State of the art technology including ECMO, Nitric Oxide, High Frequency Ventilation, and CRRT are used in the care of patients in the PICU patients. Family centered care including family presence during physician rounds, nursing report, and parent spending the night with their child is supported and encouraged.
PICU participates in the NACHRI collaborative to improve quality of care and outcomes.


The Pediatric ICU nurse cares for children and families that require complex assessments, high intensity therapies and interventions in an environment with multiple machines and variable noise levels. The nurse must be able to cue into the child's nonverbal communication, as well as subtle changes in the patient's status that may require intense, rapid response, and vigilant nursing care to prevent deterioration into life threatening situations.

Nursing Specific Info

This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C, includes B.
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*

Current, state of Michigan, Registered Nurse License
18 months of current Pediatric ICU or Pediatric acute care experience.   
Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the principles and practice of Patient and Family-Centered Care
Demonstrated progressive leadership skills (Charge Nurse and Preceptor experience)
Demonstrated ability to delegate work to assistive personnel

**This position requires standing/walking/positioning/pulling/lifting of heavy patients and objects for long periods of time.

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*


Work Schedule

Hours per week: 36 hours
Shift: Night shift, 12 hour nights, Up to 50% weekend requirement.
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital-10 East, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Note: 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.