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Job Summary

This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary RN position.

* 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.

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*

Purpose of Position:

Will Provide float support coverage to most areas within Pre kidney Transplant. This float coverage includes but not limited to case coordination through patient evaluation, assessment, and implementation of planned interventions. Facilitate extensive patient education through telephone intervention and face-to-face meetings in both individual and group settings.  Work collaboratively with the healthcare team to provide quality care in the outpatient setting for kidney transplant population. 

 

Organizational Relationships:

This staff member is under the direction of the Transplant Clinical Nursing Director, and will provide Ambulatory Care Nursing support to a variety of nursing units within the Transplant Center. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize the nursing process to facilitate patient care for chronic disease management as well as through the pre- transplantation stages.
  • Provide skilled observations, telephone triage and health assessments of patients including history, appropriate interventions, and referrals.
  • Foster continuity of care and facilitate transitions across outpatient and community patient records on patient population.
  • Provide consultation and participate in problem-solving efforts with nursing staff, medical staff, referring physicians and other disciplines.
  • Maintain knowledge of all applicable regulatory laws and requirements, including HIPAA, CMS Conditions of Participation, The Joint Commission, and UNOS to ensure regulatory compliance in nursing practice.
  • Foster continuity of care and facilitate transitions across outpatient and community settings.
    • Provide continuity through preadmission and/or outpatient visits, including telephone triage and counseling.
    • Provide follow-up on discharge planning with Continuing Care Coordinator, other multi-disciplinary staff and resources in the community.
    • Provide continuity through handling of outpatient care needs prior to next visit.
    • Provide instruction/reinforcement regarding self care to increase adherence to prescribed treatment.
  • Utilize various resources available within the Ambulatory Care and Department of Internal Medicine/hepatology/nephrology transplant settings to determine and meet the needs of the patient/family.
  • Develop collaborative mechanisms with appropriate others (nurse managers, peers, etc.) for providing patient care.

 

Education:

  • Collaborate with Nurse Manager, education coordinator and other health team members on units providing care to patients to identify and support educational needs.
  • Serve as a consultant to nursing personnel and other health care professionals caring for transplant patients.

 

Organizational:

  • Represent the transplant team to external agencies, associations and programs, as appropriate.
  • Initiate, with the interdisciplinary team, evaluation of team process and function, as appropriate. 
  • Participate in the development, modification and interpretation of policies and procedures, as needed.
  • Participate in area nursing staff meetings as well as other departmental meetings.
  • Facilitate timely communications to interdisciplinary staff regarding patient needs/plan of care.  Include referring physicians as appropriate.
  • Participate in on-going transplant evaluation meetings and the interdisciplinary team process.

 

Research/Quality Assurance:

  • Monitor nursing care provided and utilize results of quality monitoring to initiate changes in practices, as indicated.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement by involvement in teams and by supporting changes recommended through the continuous quality improvement process.
  • Participate in medical/multidisciplinary research as requested by
    • Identifying research subjects.
    • Initiating/participating in data collection/analysis.
    • Providing leadership for nursing’s participation in research studies.
  • Evaluate, interpret and integrate research findings into clinical practice.

 

Leadership:

  • Effectively analyze and prioritize outpatient/service needs.
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with assignments and tasks.
  • Demonstrate effective delegation techniques.
  • Identify opportunities to implement strategies/make recommendations for cost effective care, when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills as related to operational and clinical issues within the clinical area and through meeting participation and attendance.

 

Professional Development:

  • Assume responsibility for on-going professional development, attending appropriate continuing education, staff development programs, conferences and grand rounds as indicated.
  • Maintain current knowledge of nursing and professional literature.
  • Participate with nurse manager in annual evaluation of own performance.
  • Assume responsibility for attendance at the hospital’s mandatory continuing education programs annually.

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 nursing in the State of Michigan.
  • Three years of nursing experience as an RN in inpatient setting
  • Demonstrated competency in the care of immunocompromised patients.

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*

  • Recent 3 years nursing experience in the Inpatient setting
  • 2-5 Experience in the Ambulatory Care setting.
  • Experience in the acute care of kidney transplant patients
  • Experience in providing care to multiple patient disciplines.
  • Experience with EPIC, OTIS, Word, Excel.
  • Knowledge of UMMC nursing policies and standards of practice.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
  • Demonstrated competency in the assessment and interventions of laboratory testing, management of complex medical regimens, and patient and family education and counseling.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by performance and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills as evidenced by performance and evaluation.
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team effectively and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance as evidenced by performance and evaluation.
  • Critical thinking, as demonstrated in written and verbal communication, in the care of complex patients.

Work Schedule

Shift/Days/Hours: Variable shifts and start times depending on unit needs

Location: Transplant Center; Taubman Center

Note: All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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