REGISTERED NURSE: University Hospital (8C Medical Surgical Unit)

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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:

Hourly range for Registered Nurses $36.10-$55.99 / hour

• Evening Shift Differential- $2.55 / hour

• Night Shift Differential- $3.40 / hour

• Day Shift Weekend Differential- $1.75 / hour

• Evening Shift Weekend Differential- $4.30 / hour

• Night Shift Weekend Differential- $5.15 / hour

• Charge Nurse Differential- $1.00 / 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


The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) has awarded 8C the Prism Award for 2021-2024, a premier recognition of the unit for the specialty of Medical-Surgical Nursing!  8C is the first unit in the state to receive this recognition.

  • Performs collaborative patient centered care to a varied patient population, including General Medicine/Surgical diagnosis.
  • Assess and monitors patient status for young adult to elderly patients including response to medications, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
  • Implements care plans and evaluates nursing care. Identifies problems and needs presented by patients and families and initiates appropriate interventions.
  • Thoroughly documents patient care including change in patient status, as required according to hospital/unit practice.
  • Actively participates in continuous quality improvement and safety initiates.

8C offers 8 and 12 hour shifts, shift rotation, a comprehensive orientation with a strong preceptor program and the opportunity to work with a diverse patient population.

8C, Adult Medical Surgical Unit, has been awarded the prestigious Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Prism Award for April 2021 through March 2024. 8C is one of two units in the state of Michigan to receive this honor! This award recognizes medical-surgical units for providing exemplary patient care and reflects the unit’s commitment to patient safety, excellence in clinical care, teamwork, and shared leadership.

The University of Michigan Health is a Magnet recognized hospital. We have recently been named #1 hospital in Michigan and #11 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 2021-22!

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 Michigan RN license for all candidates that have passed the NCLEX.
**GN applicants will be considered for this position. The selected Graduate Nurse candidate will have 45 days from date of hire to successfully pass the NCLEX for Michigan RN licensure.

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
Experience caring for general medicine patient population within the last three (3) years demonstrating sound nursing skills.
Team focused work behaviors as demonstrated by current employment.
Ability to take initiative for professional growth and development as demonstrated by resume, interview and current employment.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by current employment.
Excellent communication skills and problem solving skills within all levels of the health care team as demonstrated by references, interview and current employment.
Demonstrated accountability and dependability as evidence by completion of continuous mandatory education requirements within identified time frame.
Computer skills: proficient in Outlook.

Work Schedule

Hours: 36 hrs, with every other weekend commitment
Shift: Nights
Location: University Hospital-8C, General Medicine/Surgical unit

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

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.   

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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