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A total of one (1) NP will be hired to fill this contingent job opening.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relate to this position.



Job Summary

The CS Mott Children’s Hospital is seeking one contingent Nurse Practitioner to become part of an NP team that serves two complementary pediatric teams, the hospital-based Stepping Stones Pediatric Palliative Care Program and a home-based program called Partners for Children (PFC). These programs provide palliative care across the spectrum of illnesses. The hospital-based program (Stepping Stones) focuses on symptom management, decision support, and advanced care planning for inpatients and children visiting the Mott Clinics.  With the Stepping Stones Program, this NP will participate in outpatient and inpatient consultative services supporting patients with any serious illness in the hospital and clinic setting.  The home-based program (PFC) focuses on a subset of children with chronic complex conditions who receive specialty and hospital-based care at Mott Children’s Hospital.  Through PFC, this NP will complete assessments and care management in the patients’ homes as well as through virtual visits / telehealth, and participate in care and care coordination activities for these patients in the hospital and in the outpatient settings.  

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.


  • Participate in initial and follow-up consultation for children from the perinatal period through young adulthood to elicit sources of discomfort, parental and patient values, and determine care plan to support the assessment
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on new and active patients.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatment.
  • With physician collaboration, coordinate care of chronic, complex infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
  • Perform at-home and virtual patient assessments to gather information obtained from specialty visits, primary care visits, and hospital encounters and to create and update documents that summarize case summaries, problem lists, and medication lists.
  • Create and update care plans and communicate assessments and care plans to the primary care and specialty providers.
  • Order tests and prescribe medications based on assessments.
  • Confer with subspecialty, primary care, and palliative physicians and communicate with other care providers/consultants to coordinate clinical care.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the attending physician.
  • Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignment.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
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 as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan
  • National Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary or Acute Care) or as a Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Pediatric nursing.  
  • Experience caring for medically complex children with advanced illnesses and their families
  • Experience caring for children receiving palliative care services

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relate to this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum of one-year experience as a practicing Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience coordinating care of complex patients with chronic illnesses.  
  • Experience caring for children with high symptom burden and/or complex conditions requiring multiple consultative services.
  • Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Certification and/or Palliative Care training program.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and communicate clearly

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: Day shift. Monday-Friday, weekend, holidays and on call may be required

Additional Information

This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary NP position with Pediatric Palliative Care-Hospital and Community Program

* Please note that these positions do not qualify for Michigan Medicine 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 University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan Temporary position. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration. Please review the full posting description for details.

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.