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Job Summary

This job open is for a Registered Nurse for the Pediatric Acute Pain Service C&W Hospital
Pediatric Anesthesiology

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.


Participates in the management of pediatric patients (neonates to adults) with pain problems. Completes patient care rounds independently or with the Multidisciplinary Pain Service Team members.
Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan and evaluate the patients comfort level. Consult with physician regarding any required changes in the pain management modalities.  Treatment modalities include medications and non-pharmacologic therapies.  Provides expert care of the patient in pain across the continuum of care which may include pre-operative assessment, setting goals, implementation, discharge planning and teaching.  Document patient assessments, plans, and evaluation of care. Works collaboratively with health team members to provide quality patient and family centered care.   Provides support to patients/families using both verbal and nonverbal communication techniques appropriate for age and physical condition. Recognize potential risk and safety issues and takes appropriate actions. Serve as a role model and resource for nursing staff by sharing skills and knowledge related to pain management and pediatric nursing.   Participates in the development of policies, procedures, educational materials and staff orientation.  Participates in in services and skill labs.  Participates in the collection of patient data related to patient care, quality improvement, and research.  Completes mandatory education and shares evidence based practice literature with colleagues.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C.
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level F.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

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

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 26,000 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?

Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

Salary range for Registered Nurses- $67,815.44 - $107,275.37

  • Evening Shift Differential- $2.55 per hour
  • Night Shift Differential- $3.40 per hour
  • Weekend Differential- $1.75 per hour

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan required.
Three or more years of pediatric nursing experience is required.
Recent (within the past year) RN experience and expertise in acute pain management, chronic pain management, in a patient care inpatient and/or ambulatory care setting

Demonstrated and documented excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Knowledge and skills related to patient and family centered care
Ability to function independently and assess critical situations

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*

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is desirable.
Demonstrated and documented leadership skills
Demonstrated and documented teaching skills and preparation of educational materials
Ability to collaborate
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System nursing policies and practice is desirable.
Demonstrated competence with electronic documentation systems
Demonstrated basic skills with computer applications- electronic files and literature searches

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 24 hours per week.
Shift/Hours/ Evenings
Weekends: Day shift/occasional
Shift Length: 8 hour shifts
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital: Pediatric Acute Pain Service

Additional guidelines may be established based on unit scheduling needs and patient census

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

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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.