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Job Summary

This job opening is for (4) Temporary Nurse positions at Michigan Visiting Nurses.

This position is responsible for serving as a primary nurse and providing skilled nursing services to patients in their homes.  This position is responsible for assessing the nursing needs, including the physical, psychosocial, developmental, and environmental needs of Perinatal/newborn patients and families.  The RN exercises sound, independent judgment in daily responsibilities with patients and families.  This position may serve as case manager to a population of patients.


* Please note that these positions do not qualify for UMHS benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level.

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.

Responsibilities*

Essential
Admission/Assessment/Discharge-
Ensures patients are eligible for home care services and meet all required program guidelines.
Exercises independent judgment in day to day responsibilities.
Completes accurate comprehensive assessments to identify physical, psychosocial, developmental, and environmental needs of the patient.
Educates the patient and family regarding home care services and assists them in independence with care.
Case Management-     
Secures and maintains complete physician orders within regulated time frames.
Develops, updates, and maintains an updated plan of care based on the initial and ongoing assessment of patient and family needs, meeting all regulated time frames.
Communicates and interacts with patient and families/caregivers in a positive, effective, and professional manner.
Coordinates the plan of care with other nursing staff, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, home health aides, dieticians, and medical social work staff, and documents for inclusion in the medical record.
Delivery of Care-
Performs and submits timely documentation of nursing observations, procedures, and interventions in the home according to the plan of care.
Ensures that patients meet insurance requirements for home health services.
Adheres to all UMHS and agency infection control and safety policies.
Delivers nursing care according to agency and professional standards of care.
Manages assigned patient caseload, and maintains agency productivity standards.
Teaches and/or supervises family members and other caregivers in the care of the patient, seeking to encourage the maximum amount of independence with the care.
Accountable for utilizing all technology and equipment (i.e., cellular phones, point of care devices, computers, etc.) according to department expectations and policies.
Supervisory and General-
Supervises and assigns Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides.
Directly supervises nursing students as assigned.
Attends scheduled meetings and inservices.
Communicates effectively and professionally with colleagues and provides support for smooth functioning of nursing teams.
Takes responsibility for working knowledge of department policies and procedures. 

Nursing Specific Info

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

Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

Required Qualifications*

 Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan

Two (2) or more years of acute adult/medical/surgical and/or home care experience in the last 5 years

 Ability to demonstrate excellent problem solving and triage skills

 Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced environment as demonstrated by interview, professional references and performance evaluations

 Direct experience with all types of vascular access devices, wound care, and oxygen therapies

 In-depth experience in patient education (i.e. self-care, disease management state)

 Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills, Microsoft Word, e-mail, and smart phones

Excellent communication and customer service skills

Ability to travel from point A to point B throughout the workday as assigned


RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

NOTE:
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

Desired Qualifications*

 Home care experience as a Registered Nurse within the last two years

 Certification in home care related specialty; i.e. wound care, ostomy certified, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes, COPD

 BSN

Experience in teaching and developing patient education materials

Experience with EPIC Home Health 

Work Schedule

Hours: To be determined upon hire
Shift: Day/ Evening
Location: Michigan Visiting Nurse

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.

Additional Information

UNIT-BASED TEMPORARY NURSE GUIDELINES
* 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 temporary employees.* Unit-based temporary nurses who preschedule two or fewer shifts per scheduling period do not
have to meet the weekend requirements.
* Each unit-based temporary nurse will be expected to work a portion of scheduled shifts on off shifts (recommended guide: 25%).
* Each unit-based temporary nurse will be scheduled to work the number of shifts during holiday weeks that reflect his/her normal scheduling pattern. 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).
* Unit-based temporary nurses are to be scheduled after all regular staff are scheduled per contract language.
* Managers may establish additional guidelines based upon individual unit scheduling requirements

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.

 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.