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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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

A.    Patient Care Duties

1.     Observation/Monitoring

  • Assist with admissions, discharges and transfers
  • Obtain and record vital signs including: temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and reports abnormal values to RN
  • Respond to monitor alarms
  • Assist with connecting to monitors and calibration
  • Apply ECG electrodes and pulse ox probe; attach patient to travel monitor
  • Doppler auscultation of pulses
  • Obtain and record height and weight
  • Measure and record intake and output
  • Empty and record outputs from drains, urinary catheter, bedpan, urinal, etc.
  • Label and secure patient belongings including sensory aides and assist devices

2.     Specimen Collection

  • Perform point of care testing; maintain and calibrate equipment and supplies
  • Collect specimens including urine and sputum
  • Perform venipuncture to collect blood specimens

3.     Intravenous Lines

  • Prime IV tubing; time and date bag per policy
  • Prime central/pressure set ups (after bag spiked by RN); time and date bag per policy
  • Discontinue peripheral IV, and radial arterial lines  - holds pressure to the site after RN removes suture (if applicable)

4.     Patient ADLs

  • Provide toileting/bedpan/urinals
  • Accompany, escort, ambulate, move, turn, dangle, lift, attend, hold, position patients
  • Provide patient nourishment by providing snacks/beverages, assist with ordering meals/snacks, feed patients as needed
  • Change gown, bed, linens as needed
  • Assist to undress/dress as needed

5.     Urinary Catheters

  • Perform intermittent and clean urinary catheterizations
  • Connect, drains and disconnect urinary catheters
  • Assemble intermittent and continuous bladder irrigation supplies
  • Discontinue urinary catheters
  • Determine bladder status with bladder scanner

6.     Wound/Skin Care

  • Perform pre-operative skin prep/hair clipping as needed
  • Provide skin care at the direction of the RN
  • Cleanse and redress non-sterile wounds
  • Perform simple sterile dressing changes, as in central line dressings
  • Assist RN with complex dressing changes
  • Care for permanent drain sites and apply appropriate collection device; i.e. ostomy, G-tube, etc
  • Apply binders, ACE wraps, hot and cold applications

7.     Respiratory Care

  • Connect oxygen delivery device and set oxygen flow rate as directed by RN
  • Assist with trach care on stable tracheotomies including cleaning and redressing; assists with tape and tie changes
  • Assist with endotracheal tube care and tape changes
  • Set up Pleurevac
  • Coaches and prompts patient to use incentive spirometer, and coughing/deep breathing
  • Performs routine oral and nasal suctioning

8.     Other Interventions

  • Measure and obtain anti-embolism hose; apply sequential compression devices
  • Perform patient care/comfort, safety rounds
  • Provide family support, escort in/out of unit
  • Assist with application and maintain restraints
  • Function as a messenger
  • Obtain supplies and medications as necessary

B.    Clerical Duties

  • Identify and print on-line documents including H&P, consent, blood consent
  • Make preoperative paperwork packets
  • Make wristbands
  • Print patient labels
  • Place patient on-call for OR
  • Answer telephones
  • Order equipment
  • Fax documents
  • Page as requested
  • Make/verify patient appointments
  • Verify patient bed assignment in Teletracking
  • Label equipment charge slips
  • Temporarily locate patients in computer system
  • Use multiple computer systems

C.    Environment

  • Set up patient bays for admission or procedure
  • Maintain orderliness of patient bays, unit including equipment/cords, linen, trash, patient belongings, etc.
  • Clean and maintain inventory and outdates of equipment and supplies in patient care areas
  • Check emergency equipment
  • Make up stretchers for patient admission
  • Obtain, open, and arrange equipment and supplies for specific procedures
  • Stock supplies and equipment in patient care areas

D.    Transport

  • Assist with patient transport as needed

E.    Reporting/lunch/breaks

  • Reports to charge nurse at beginning and end of shift, whenever leaving assigned work area, when going on break/lunch or when asked to  assist in other areas
  • Available to nursing staff in assigned area and others as needed
  • Lunch and break times are assigned by the charge nurse daily

Required Qualifications*

 High school diploma, GED or equivalent, ability to read and write,  and one of the following:

  • Junior status in an accredited BSN program
  • 2nd year in accredited ADN program
  • Bachelors Degree in Applied Medical Science
  • a minimum 1-year recent experience in an unlicensed assistive role in a patient care setting, such as nurse aide in a hospital setting
  • a minimum two years experience in in an unlicensed assistive role in a patient care setting in a nursing home or other health care environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Attended and passed CNA course or CNA state certification
  • Recent experience in an acute care inpatient setting
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demontrated communication skills, both written and verbal.

Work Schedule

The work schedule consists of the evening shift, Monday-Friday.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.