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Job Summary

This job opening is for a Temporary Float RN position within the Central Staffing Resource Department (CSR) and services Care Management

Wage: $55.00/hr. base rate
Evening Shift Differential is $5.00 per hour
Night Shift Differential is $ 3.00 per hour
Weekend Differential is $5.00 per hour

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.


The RN Case Manager assesses, develops, implements, coordinates and monitors a comprehensive plan of care for each patient/family in collaboration with the physician, social worker and all members of the interdisciplinary team in the inpatient and emergency department patient care areas.  The position is unique in that it combines clinical/quality considerations with regulatory/financial/utilization review demands.  The position creates a balance between individual clinical needs with the efficient and cost effective utilization of resources while promoting quality outcomes.

The RN Case Manager reports directly to the Manager of Care Management. The RN Case Manager works closely with the unit-based MPLAN team in reaching unit and organization goals including length of stay, care transitions, readmissions, and other quality initiatives. 



Within 24 hours of admission interview each patient/family for anticipated needs post hospitalization

Develop “plan for the day” and “plan for the stay” with providers, patient and nursing staff

Lead daily care coordination rounds to update the plan and facilitate implementation.

Initiate discharge plan including early referrals to homecare, DME and infusion services

Prepare patient/family for discharge

In collaboration with SW “partner” follow standard for routine patient/family conference

Ensure patient handovers to next level of care; work closely with Care Navigators in clinics, complex care Case Managers, homecare and sub-acute liaisons

Support nursing Model of Care by working closely with nursing managers and staff to achieve Patient Family Centered Care goals:  respect and dignity, information sharing, participation and collaboration

Facilitate increased volume of cases discharged by noon to improve capacity management

Collect “avoidable days” information; report findings in care management software, such as Allscripts

Participate in venues to reduce barriers to discharge

This posting replaces #161232

Nursing Specific Info

* Please note that these positions do not qualify for UMHS benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level. These positions are not covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union.

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.

Two (2) or more years recent Care Management experience. 

Current AHA BLS Certification. Candidate will need to be able to provide proof of certification upon offer


RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position

In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

Desired Qualifications*

BSN preferred

Demonstrated flexibility.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary health care team.

Demonstrated positive verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated positive attitude

Demonstrated team player skills

Demonstrated accountability and dependability.

Demonstrates expertise in communication and problem solving skills within all levels of the health care team, as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills, and references.

Ability to work in a team atmosphere utilizing effective delegation skills.

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Demonstrates accountability/dependability as evidenced by completion of mandatories and unit based competencies within an established time frame.

Experience floating to multiple units

Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospital nursing policies and practice.

Demonstrates participation in continuous quality improvement process with documented results.

Experience with family centered care philosophy

Takes initiative in seeking professional growth.

Experience with Inter-Qual

Experience with AllScripts


Work Schedule

*Commitment is 24 hours per 4 week scheduling block*
Location: Central Staffing Resource (Home base)

Expected to float to like units where competent and qualified in times of decreased cases

Inability to work for (3) months consecutively leads to automatic termination from employment

No guarantee of work at any time.  Shifts can and sometimes will be cancelled.

Day shift 8a – 4:30p

Weekend and holiday shifts available

Note:This position is part of the Utilization Management Department of Care Management

Additional Information

1). All CSR employees are required to attend an annual educational Blitz to complete required
UM mandatories and compentencies (BCLS every 2 yrs, Cardiac Arrest and maintain all
other applicable certifications).
2). Temporary Float Nurses are expected to work all shifts requested unless no work is
available. It is the intention that all Temps will float to all units within the cluster speciality.
3). A Temporary Nurse should work 24 hours per 4 week schedule block. You may request four
(4), eight (8), or twelve (12) hours shifts in advance.
4.) Temporary Nurses in the CSR Clusters are NOT required to work weekends or holidays.
5). Temporary Nurses will participate in a newly designed, streamlined, onboarding/orientation
program. However, the progression of orientation will be dependent upon clinical
competency, staffing needs of the individual units, and the number of hours worked by the
Temporary RN.

Additional Information

This temporary position may meet eligibility requirements for health care benefits.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.