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Job Summary

This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary RN position in the Center for Reproductive Medicine.

* 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 University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* In addition:
Unit- based temporary employees who have worked 400 hours in a calendar year then become a
Per Diem employee and have an obligation to pay dues or service fees as covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* Once the employee meets the 400 hour threshold, they then are a union member for the duration of employment as Per Diem.
Temporary APRN employees and MVC temporary employees are not eligible for Per Diem status.

Job Summary

The Center for Reproductive Medicine offers an innovative and active program of advanced reproductive and fertility treatment to assist patients who may require such approaches to achieve a healthy baby. State-of-the-art techniques are available for a full array of services, including: 

  • In vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF/ET) 
  • Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) 
  • Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos 
  • Ovulation induction
  • Gamete micromanipulation/intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) 
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Ultrasound-guided embryo transfer
  • Comprehensive fertility evaluation 
  • Embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis or screening
  • Reproductive endocrinology not related to fertility care

 

 

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

Responsibilities*

Coordinating the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Program, including patient tracking and data monitoring, patient education and assessment, and quality assurance.
Directing care and management at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) includes: patient/family education, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, fellows, residents and the community. 
Managing the care and education of patients undergoing ovarian induction, controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and male factor infertility treatments.
Collaborating with and serving as a resource to the clinical team, including social workers, embryologists and physicians regarding patient care. 
Supporting clinical and translational research. 
Following standard-of-care patient management and investigational clinical trial protocols.
Assisting physicians with all clinical activities and medical procedures such as intrauterine insemination, sonohysterograms, hysteroscopies, and ultrasounds.
Attending and participating in conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature. 
Assisting physicians during procedures and monitoring IV sedation and recovery
Participating in clinic-wide quality assurance programs, root cause analyses, and facilitating implementation of Telephone triage will be a primary function and will include: triage calls from patients, families, clinicians and other healthcare team members.
Candidate must be able to function with minimal supervision and be highly motivated to provide excellent care and patient advocacy.
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills relative to assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation 
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate their ability to organize and manage multiple interventions simultaneously
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate their ability to problem solve in a collaborative manner  
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.  
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate their ability to function competently with the electronic medical record and other technological applications. 

 

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 license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan 
  • Three (3) years recent, in the past five (5) years, RN experience providing direct care to OB/Gyn patients

NOTE: 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.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Recent (within the last 5 years) experience as a RN providing care to reproductive medicine/fertility treatment patient populations
  • Ambulatory Care RN experience with phone triage and telehealth management 
  • Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and IVF nursing through the American Society of Reproductive Medicine  

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: Avaialble hours up to 40 hours per week, 8 hour shifts. *Variable hours based on staffing needs of the clinic


Shift/Hours/Days: Mon-Fri with weekend and holiday requirements, based on the staffing needs of the clinic


Locations: Center for Reproductive Medicine at Briarwood Building 1, 475 Market Street, Ann Arbor and other work locations as needed
 

Additional Information

PER DIEM/UNIT-BASED TEMPORARY NURSE GUIDELINES

1. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary employee working three or more shifts per scheduling period will be scheduled to work a minimum of two weekend shifts per scheduling period (8 hours = 1 shift). The contractual definition of a weekend applies for Per Diem or unit-based temporary employees.*
Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses who preschedule two or fewer shifts per scheduling period do not have to meet the weekend requirements.
They may add additional UNANTICIPATED SHIFTS ONLY.

2. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be expected to work a portion of scheduled shifts on off shifts (recommended guide: 25%).

3. Managers may establish additional guidelines based upon individual unit scheduling requirements. Therefore, it is recommended that managers and per diem nurses or unit-based temporary meet to discuss specific unit
expectations.

4. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be scheduled to work the number of shifts during holiday weeks that reflects his/her normal scheduling pattern. Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses should be scheduled to work shifts during three out of the six holiday weeks and one of these weeks should be Christmas or New Year's week. (A week is defined as Sunday through Saturday during which the holiday falls).

Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses are to be scheduled after all regular staff are scheduled per contract language.

*Guidelines apply to all Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses regardless of hire date.

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.