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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

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 30,000 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?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Basic Function and Responsibility

  • Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, assist in the care of the childbearing mother and newborn.

  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe, supportive family-centered environment that supports patient needs.

  • Assist the obstetrical team during the delivery process and operative  procedures.

  • Assist the RN in the care of the childbearing mother during all stages of labor to ensure a safe delivery for all labor patients (e.g. patient positioning, set up and tear down of instruments/sponges, obtaining QBL, etc.)

  • Ensure efficient and consistent management of surgical and procedural instruments and devices in VVWH. 

  • Must be able to perform a wide range of physical activities which include moving, standing for long periods of time, transporting and positioning patients and equipment as well as constantly positioning self to provide patient care and related duties.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in addition to being able to take direction.

  • Communicate with patients, families and staff in a welcoming, caring and professional manner.

  • Understands and demonstrates the core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), including: Respect and Dignity, Information Sharing, Participation and Collaboration.

  • Assist surgical team in operating rooms during operative and other obstetric procedures by preparing operative procedure room, sterile equipment for the operation, passing instruments, sponges, and sutures to the operating team, and ensuring disposition of all surgical specimens to lab processing.

  • Ensure instruments and equipment are inventoried, prepared for processing and transported to appropriate Departments for processing. 

  • Obtain processed equipment, instruments and supplies from other Departments and stocked in the OR/PACU area in a timely manner each shift.

  • Remove, clean, prepare, and transport instruments for processing and obtain processed instruments for stocking in any VVWH unit.

  • Prepare and select equipment and supplies for procedures

  • Assist with transfer of patients as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certification as a surgical technologist through NBSTSA or successful completion of a surgical technologist program with scheduled or results pending certification examination. Certification through NBSTSA must be successfully completed within 3 months of hire

  • Demonstrated flexibility in an extremely fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills



Desired Qualifications*

  • Current experience in the care of the inpatient perinatal mother and/or newborn.
  • Completion of a Nurse Aide or Medical Assistant program with a minimum of 6 months of current experience in an unlicensed assistive role in an acute inpatient setting or 12 months current.
  • Basic computers skills.
  • Some experience as a Surgical Technologist is desired.

Work Schedule

36 hrs week:  A/P shift:  7p-730a / 7a - 730p

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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