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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.


This position will provide direct patient care to a variety of surgical patients in a fast paced ambulatory environment.  The position requires the ability to work effectively as a multi-disciplinary team member. The responsibilities include maintenance of patients airway, monitoring vital signs, monitoring EKG, and management of PONV and pain.   Care is inclusive of the entire perioperative experience (pre-operative and post-op care, including discharge, and phone contact).   Provide patient/family education.  Candidate must be highly motivated to provide excellent care and patient advocacy.  The person selected will actively participate as a member of a collaborative health team that maintains orderly, efficient, and timely flow of patients through the perioperative experience. Flexibility in hours is necessary as there will be some overtime required.

Expectations of the position:

  • Must be proficient with IV starts       
  • Must be proficient in Michart (optime)                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Demonstrated ability to care for patients following ASPAN staffing guidelines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a multidisciplinary team with the goal of service excellence and Family Centered care.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct nursing practice and apply nursing judgement to a variety of situations.
  • Excellent attendance and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills

The University of Michigan Health is a Magnet recognized hospital. We have recently been named #1 hospital in Michigan and #5 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 2018-19!

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C.
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.

Nursing Specific Info


Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

Salary range for Registered Nurses- $63,918.40- $101,108.80

  • Evening Shift Differential- $2.35 per hour
  • Night Shift Differential- $3.20 per hour
  • Weekend Differential- $1.75 per hour

The benefit package includes: 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off Allowances
  • Robust Tuition and Certification support programs
  • Large offering of no cost CEs and professional development for advancement

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of Michigan.
Minimum of two (2) years of direct patient care in a Surgical PACU (Phase 1 and  Phase 2) within the last 2 years.
Recent experience should include care of multiple surgical procedures including: Sports Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Surgery Oncology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, and OTO Surgery.
Current ACLS/PALS Certification.   

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*

Ambulatory Surgery Experience in a fast paced ambulatory environment
Preoperative Call Experience
Charge Nurse Experience
CPAN or CAPA certified
Evidence of continuous professional development activities
Demonstrated recent experience with continuous quality improvement projects
Willingness to serve on unit committees to improve patient outcomes


Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours/week, Four (4) ten (10) hour shifts per week
Shift/Hours: Days/Evenings; shift times are 10:00 am - 8:30 pm,
Location: East Ann Arbor Surgery Center: PREOP/ PACU

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. 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.