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Job Summary

This position is a 6-month internship program which prepares the new Graduate Nurse for a Registered Nurse position in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).  Orientation includes a combination of classroom and precepted bedside clinical experience. A two (2) year commitment with a minimum of 30 hours/week (0.75 FTR) to the PICU is required after the completion of the six (6) month internship program.  The initial six (6) months will rotate day and night shifts to meet orientation and learning needs.  Shift assignment to night shift upon completion of internship.  Scheduled paid time off (PTO) will not be granted during internship program.

This posting will be used to hire a graduate nurse internship position in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This position will have a start date in October, 2021.

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 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



Pediatric Critical Care Nursing is a specialty within nursing that deals specifically with human responses to life-threatening problems. Critically ill patients are defined as those patients who are at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems.  These patients are often highly vulnerable, unstable and complex, thereby requiring intense, rapid response and vigilant nursing care. The PICU nurse must be able to monitor and safeguard the quality of care that the patient receives. 

The PICU critical care nurse is responsible for ensuring that all critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care.  PICU nurses care for patients that require complex assessments, high-intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance in a highly stressful environment.  The PICU nurse must be able to cue into subtle changes in the patient's status that may require multi-level assessment and intervention to prevent deterioration into life threatening situations.  The PICU nurse must be able to anticipate the child's needs and be sensitive to the child's nonverbal communication.

In addition, the PICU nurse must be able to assess the patient and the family's coping mechanisms and provide/seek support as needed.  The PICU nurse has a responsibility to serve as the patient's advocate and act as a liaison between the patient, patient's family and other healthcare professionals including Social Work and Child Life. 

Michigan Medicine has been named the #1 hospital system in Michigan and #11 in the nation, based on US World News and Report of top hospitals for 2020-21!

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*

  • The candidate must be a Graduate Nurse or a newly licensed in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse. The candidate must not have yet practiced as a Registered Nurse.
  • Successful completion of the NCLEX must occur no later than 45 days from the individual start date for those hired as a Graduate Nurse.
  • Must be able to start the Internship in October, 2021

**This position requires standing/walking/positioning/pulling/lifting of heavy patients and objects for long periods of time.

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*

Experience as an extern or inpatient tech, especially a pediatric intensive care unit

Student nurse clinical experience in a pediatric intensive care unit

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Highly motivated and organized

Demonstrated leadership abilities

Takes initiative in seeking professional growth

Demonstrates expertise in communication and problem solving skills as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills and references

Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher

Work Schedule

Hours per week: 36 hours
Shift: Nights, 12 hour shifts, Up to 50% weekend requirement
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital-10 East, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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.


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