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• Provide expert nursing care to the patients on 5A, an acute care unit that primarily cares for Orthopedic/Medical Surgical adult patients who are clinically complex and often highly dependent, with the ultimate goal of maximum independence, patient self-management and/or family care giving. 

• Provide clinical expertise in a consultative role to nursing staff.

• Assess, design, and conduct in-service presentations and competencies for nursing staff regarding clinical nursing care and the learning needs of the Orthopaedic/Medical Surgical patient population.

• Investigate, design, evaluate, and modify as necessary nursing care programs in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Supervisor and Clinical       Nursing Director.

• To develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate new employee orientation program. .

• To identify 5A’s ongoing staff educational needs and facilitate in-services as appropriate to the needs of the nursing team.  

• Perform unit audits related to quality improvement initiatives.

• Actively participate in the orientation program for staff, including scheduling, preceptor development and training, and precepting nurses and assistive personnel. 

• Membership and participation on nursing and hospital wide committees.

• Participate in the development and implementation of unit quality improvement programs and activities in collaboration with the 5A team.

• To demonstrate the clinical nursing role through direct patient care, role modeling, and consultation to nursing and other members of the health care team. 

• Provide leadership and mentoring for the 5A staff. 

• The staffing component of this role will reflect clinical as well as educational needs

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted under the Role-Specific Advancement Model (RSAM) as:
Actual RSAM LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.

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 licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan 
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five (5) or more years nursing experience, as a Registered Nurse is necessary. **Four (4) of the Five (5) years must be current and directly related to the care of inpatient Medical and Surgical patient's in an acute care inpatient setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by previous evaluations.
  • Excellent teaching skills as evident by current employment experience and evaluations. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to direct nursing practice, delegate, evaluate outcomes, prioritizes problem solving and successfully resolve conflicts as demonstrated by employment experience and evaluations.
  • Ability to provide leadership in a health care setting as demonstrated by current employment and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in documentation as indicated by current employment.
  • Excellent leadership skills in facilitating group dynamic and team development as indicated by current employment and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated evidence of participation in continuous quality improvement by involvement in teams and by supporting changes recommended through the continuous quality improvement process.
  • High level of self-motivation and commitment to improving patient outcomes as demonstrated by previous project work
  • Demonstrated excellence and proficiency with nursing documentation
  • Possess working knowledge of University Hospital nursing policy and practice.

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*

• Med/Surg Certification (RN-BC/CMRN)

• Excellent leadership skills in facilitating group dynamic and team development.

• Excellent charge nurse skills as demonstrated by strong organization, which includes proficient use of GroupWise email Outlook and Microsoft Word and Power point.

• Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience with Adult Acute Care patient population within the last year.

• Participation in continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts

• Supportive of changes recommended through CQI process

• High level of self-motivation and commitment to improving patient outcomes

• Demonstrated evidence within the last year of teaching experiences with Adults, Orthopaedic, or Medical Surgical related topics

• Proficient in adult learning principles.

• Ability to establish a strong, positive working relationship with the 5A nursing and assistive staff.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week 

Shift/Hours/Days: Day Shift. ***Must be flexible to meet needs of the unit, on all shifts, as determined by leadership, the institution and unit needs. One weekend in a scheduling period is required.

The 5A ENC will be 80% productive and 20% nonproductive   

Location: University Hospital-5A  Acute Care Inpatient Unit primarily Orthopedic/Medical-Surgical patients.


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

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.

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.