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Responsibilities*

Complete daily rounds independently and/or with the Acute Pain Service Team members. 
Participate in the identification and treatment management of patients with complex pain problems. 
Knowledge of treatment modalities including PCA, Epidural, peripheral nerve block, intrathecal, and non-pharmacologic therapies. 
Utilize the Nursing Process to assess the patients comfort level. 
Provide expert care of the patient in pain across the continuum of care in a collaborative manner to promote continuity of care. 
Treat inadequate analgesia and complications associated with the pain utilizing protocol and standard orders. 
Reevaluate patients' responses and progress with treatment and interventions. 
Consult and closely work with Anesthesiologist regarding any required changes in the pain management modalities. 
Provide education to nursing staff throughout the health system, on pain management therapy. Including active participation in the Central Nurse Orientation pain management epidural/PCA management classes.
Provide direct patient assessments and document plans, and evaluation of care. Work collaboratively with other health team members to provide continuity of patient and family care. 
Provide support to patients/families through utilization of both verbal and nonverbal communication techniques appropriate for age and physical condition. 
Recognize potential risk management issues and takes appropriate actions. 
Acts as a resource for Primary Service and bedside practitioners' questions concerning the APS. Provide pertinent pain information to patients/families utilizing various approaches and resources available within the hospital to meet educational needs. 
Serve as a resource for nursing staff by sharing skills and knowledge related to clinical areas. Serve as a resource and role model for nursing staff by implementing a variety of approaches and resources available in the hospital to meet pain management education needs.  
Participate in collection of data to support consults and initiation of pain therapies. 
Participate in continuous quality improvement endeavors by involvement in teams as appropriate and by supporting changes recommended through the continuous quality improvement process.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C, include 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 hourslweek

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.
  • Three (3) or more years of acute care nursing experience as a RN is required.
  • Recent (within the last two (2) years) surgical nursing experience with the focus on management of post-operative pain.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with PCA, epidurals and other pain management modalities required.
  • Knowledge of pain physiology required.
  • Demonstrated and documented excellent communication and collaboration skills required.
  • Charge nurse experience or equivalent leadership and management skills required.


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

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.
Critical Care experience is desirable.
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System nursing policies and practice.
Demonstrated ability to function independently and as a team member.
Demonstrated competence with computer functions including e-mail and electronic medical records

Work Schedule

Hours: 20 Hrs/wk
Shift: Evenings, 8hr shift, weekends and holidays
Location: UMH - Anesthesiology Department, Acute Pain Service

*All new employees are expected to float during 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

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.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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