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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.

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 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- $69,849.91 - $108,327.09

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

The benefit package includes: 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off Allowances
  • Robust Tuition and Certification support programs
  • Large offering of no cost CEs and professional development for advancement



To provide  focused, quality care for a variety of adult medicine & surgical  patients requiring acute nursing care for 8-48 hours.
Included among the patient populations serviced by these units are post-procedural patients and others who will require close observation, assessment and teaching. 

To work as a nurse member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team in a busy outpatient setting.

Assists with diagnostic/therapeautic procedures as necessary.

Provide patient and family education such as specific to procedure, diagnosis and how to care for self at home.

Competent Performance:

•        Accountable for the management of post op patients and medical patients.

•        Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.

•        Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient problems related to their disease and /or treatment.

•        Identifies patient /family learning needs and ensures that they are met.

•        Serves as a patient advocate. Assists with care coordination between multiple departments

•        Able to prioritize urgent surgical or medical issues

•        Able to full fill the charge nurse role as well as coordinate vital unit operational functions

Communication and Respect:

•        Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of workload and stress level.

•        Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer based information systems.

•        Exhibits professional and verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

•        Able to delegate effectively and follow through appropriately and efficiently.

Professional Leadership:

•        Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties.

•        Performs procedures in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

•        Completes all other operational duties as assigned.

•        Implement change to achieve team goals.

•        Seeks opportunities to meet individual objectives identified on the Professional Development Model.

Team Work:

•        Uses organizational skills to assure that safe, efficient care to the patient.

•        Uses organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriated planning, education and coordination of services.

•        Delegates to other health care team members according to the Nurse Practice Act.

•        Collaborates with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient.

Research and Quality Improvement:

•        Acts on behalf of patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity and human rights.

•        Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.

•        Familiarity with a variety of surgical and procedural procedures, medication, and what is current in literature

•        Participates in the Quality Improvement Process.


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.

Required Qualifications*

Current license to practice nursing in Michigan is required.

One (1) year of recent medical-surgical RN experience in an acure care hospital setting

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

Desired Qualifications*

BSN preferred.
Ability to effectively communicated with patients, families and members of the health care team.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week : 24 hours (0.6)

Shift/Hours: 8hr Nights; two (2) out of four (4) weekends per month. *Must have flexibility with schedule

Location: University Hospital- Surgical Short Stay Unit 

* Note: The SSU unit operates 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

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


Additional Information

This is a multi-unit RN position, which involves staffing assignments on multiple units, per the agreement with UMPNC, Section H, page 55, Multi-Unit Positions.

Units for this position include Surgical Short Stay Unit and 8A Acute Care Oncology Unit.  The home unit will be the Surgical Short Stay; holidays and PTO will be determined from the home unit.

The RN can be scheduled on both units, based on the unit's staffing needs and will be expected to staff on either unit, as needed. 

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

University of Michigan Health System 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.