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Job Summary

Perform nursing services in the care and treatment of patients in a clinic and/or infusion setting; provides direct patient care and assists in the maintenance of a safe environment that supports patient care needs in an ambulatory care setting.

Responsibilities*

Observation/Monitoring

  • Obtains vital signs, temperature, height/length, weight, oxygen saturation and pain scores; reports abnormal values to the clinical team. Obtains other measurements (i.e., head circumference, abdominal girth) per unit standard.

  • Utilizes palpation/auscultation and Doppler to determine heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Observes, monitors and reports the overt physical condition of assigned patient(s).

  • Measures and records intake and output if needed.

  • Assists physician/provider during diagnostic procedures; assists and supports patient before and during procedures; assists in specimen collection.

Specimen Collection

  • Performs point of care testing; maintains and calibrates equipment and supplies.

  • Collects specimens, including urine, stool, sputum, and performs urine determination including sugar, acetone, specific gravity protein, pH.

  • Performs finger stick blood collection and chemstick test.

  • Transports blood and laboratory specimens.

Intravenous Lines

  • Discontinues peripheral IVs.

  • Prepares maintenance IV fluid set up.

Patient Care

  • Provides toileting/bedpan/urinal; remove/empty foley catheters;

  • Accompanies, escorts, ambulates, assists patients as needed.

  • Provides patient nourishment by performing such duties as providing snacks/beverages, assists with ordering meals/snacks.

  • Performs patient care comfort-safety rounds per unit routine.

  • Documents care provided.

Environment

  • Stocks supplies and equipment in patient care spaces.

  • Transports materials, supplies, medications, specimens, patient belongings, equipment and medical records.

  • Cleans and maintains inventory and outdates of equipment and supplies in patient care spaces.

  • Cleans assigned equipment and areas of work.

  • Obtains, opens and arranges sterile instruments and supplies for specific procedures.

  • Cleans, packs, sterilizes and stores instruments.

  • Checks emergency equipment.

  • Transportation of medication/Chemotherapy.

Will complete other duties as required.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Certified Nurse Aide (or) junior status in an accredited BSN program (or) 2nd year in accredited ADN program (or) Bachelors Degree in Applied Medical Science;
  • (or) a minimum 1-year recent experience in an unlicensed assistive role in a patient care setting, such as a nurse aide in a hospital setting (or) a minimum of two years of experience in such a role in a nursing home or other health care environment
  • Demonstrates active listen, written, verbal, and information technology skills
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully
  • Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Exceptional attendance.

Physical requirements

  • Requires moderate standing/walking as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Use of electronic medical record, preferably EPIC

  • Course work in an Allied Health field

  • Recent acute inpatient experience

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to work intermittently during the year (e.g. school breaks and holidays).

Work Schedule

  • 10-40 hours per week  

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.