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Job Summary

The CVC5-ICU is a 8-bed intensive care unit. The patient population is comprised of adult patients who have recently undergone or, in some instances, are to undergo cardiovascular surgery. Prevalent diagnoses on this unit include; valvular stenosis or insufficiency, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, abdominal and thoracic aneurysms, and end stage chronic obstructive disease.

Treatments provided include valve replacement or repair, coronary revascularization, ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, open and endoscopic aneurysm repair, lung transplantation and reduction pneumoplasty.

The CVC-ICU provides technologically advanced care, through a highly integrated and cooperative effort of the nursing staff, physicians and other allied health professionals.


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.



  • The individual in this role will provide clinical leadership through expert nursing care to the patient populations of the CVC-ICU, support and provide clinical leadership coverage to CVC-5 Moderate care when needed. 
  • Assist in the design and implementation of unit clinical orientation, mentoring programs, and in-service education in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Specialist and CVC4-ICU/CVC5-Moderate Care ENC. 
  • Actively participate in unit Leadership Team, CQI and monitoring of patient care standards and outcomes; participate in facility wide education groups; provide functional supervision and mentoring to all unit staff. 
  • Accountability for staff outcomes related to orientation, mentoring and advancement. 

Expectations of the position:

  • Demonstrated ability to model and promote positive, constructive, and professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with others in assessing, designing and implementing innovative educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and support an environment characterized by safe discussion, constructive feedback, conflict resolution and direct communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change, develop creative solutions, prioritize, problem solve, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, and MI CHART
  • This individual has to be approachable, non-judgmental with staff from all levels of expertise, and open to suggestions and feedback.
  • It is imperative that the nurse in this role possess strong communication and organization skills
  • The ENC must be knowledgeable of current issues in ICU nursing
  • Off shift hours may be required to assist in meeting the needs of orientation and education, this would be negotiated with the Clinical Nursing Director. 



Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted under the Role-Specific Advancement Model (RSAM) as:
Actual RSAM LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.

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.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
  • Three (3) or more years of current ICU nursing experience 
  • Step down Cardiac Nursing experience
  • Expert nursing knowledge in the care of the CVICU adult patients including expertise in the care of valve replacement or repair, coronary revascularization, ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, open and endoscopic aneurysm repair, lung transplantation and reduction pneumoplasty, ECMO, CRRT
  • Strong work ethic as evidenced by attendance and punctuality, participation on unit as preceptor, mentor, committee involvement
  • Clear understanding of current educational needs of the CVICU staff as evidenced by cover letter and personal statement

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

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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • BSN preferred
  • Current CCRN, ACLS, CALS certification 
  • Three (3) or more years of current CVC-ICU experience.
  • Previous teaching experience.AC
  • High level of self-motivation and the commitment to improving patient outcomes. 
  • Excellent customer relation skills and a commitment to the principles of Family Centered Care. 
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team. 
  • Applies current literature / research to problems in practice area. 
  • Able to set goals in self-directed manner. 
  • Documented ability to effectively mentor nurse colleagues
  • Knowledge of principles of adult learners. 
  • Documented demonstration of professional behavior and effective leadership
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills

Work Schedule

Work Schedule
Hours/Week: 40 hours
Shift/Hours/Days: Day/Night Rotator, hours may vary, must be flexible to accommodate needs of the unit, will involve minimum of 1-2 shifts per week in clinical staffing
Location: CVC5-ICU

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.