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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.


 - Identify and access the needs of the PACU staff for orientation and in-service programs with the support of the OR/PACU CNS..
 - Investigate, design, and implement competency-based orientation/evaluation with the support of the OR/PACU CNS.
 - Coordinate, collaborate, with and support Unit Based Committee in-service and staff development programs.
 - Evaluate and modify orientation based on clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness.
 - Coordinate and monitor PACU staff regarding mandatory hospital competencies and mandatory in-service attendance.
 - Provide consultation in the area of clinical expertise to PACU staff
 - Assist in the development and acquisition of unit resource materials.
 - Promote attendance at continuing education programs and involvement in professional organization (ASPAN AACN) activities by unit staff.
 - Provide patient care to maintain clinical competence, act as a role model, and assist in monitoring unit practices.
 - Assist in the maintenance of nursing practice standards.
 - Participate in the development of procedures, protocols and guidelines for the PACU.
 - Coordinate performance improvement programs activities.
 - Provide consultation and clinical expertise to other departmental PACU settings and procedure areas.
 - Provide and coordinate continued educational (CE) opportunities to PACU staff including annual nursing Blitz.
 - Promote use of and embed evidence based practice, involving nursing sensitive indicators.
 - Provide consultation to other institutional committees (e.g. EDU,C4).
 - Develop and coordinate off-shift clinical resources (e.g. DVD in-service, educational posters, instruction manuals, website postings).
 - Educate, support and mentor off-shift clinical experts
 - Encourage and coordinate abstract and poster creation for UHMS and national organizations.
 - Facilitate support of embedded clinical experts and support off shift staff.

Nursing Specific Info

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

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 license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan .
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent education and experience.
Five (5) or more years of recent Pre-Op and PACU Phase 1 & Phase 2 clinical nursing is necessary (within last 3 years).
Two (2) or more years recent experience as a clinical preceptor in PACU (within last 3 years).
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.

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

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

Desired Qualifications*

Masters of Science in Nursing.
Experience in teaching, writing objectives and program planning.
Active membership in professional specialty organization on local, state and national level.
CPAN and CAPA certification.
Publications and presentations in Perianesthesia care.
Fluent in Microsoft Office, new computer/technology skills: excel, power point publisher, adobe, photo shop, dreamweaver, etc.
Characteristics include: excellent clinical skills, demonstrated excellent communication skills with staff/patients/families, flexible, approachable, creative, detail oriented, lifelong learner, demonstrated ability to problem solve, team player, demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week- may include weekend shifts to meet unit educational needs
Shift:  Evenings 10:00 am- 8:30 pm- may have later start times to meet unit educational needs
Location: University Hospital- PACU

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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