STAFF NURSE (TEMP) (Brighton Health Center)

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This job opening is for a Unit-Based Temporary RN position in the Brighton Health Center.

* Please note that these positions do not qualify for UMHS benefits and specific terms and conditions of employment are negotiated at the department level.
These positions are not covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* In addition:
Unit- based temporary employees who have worked 400 hours in a calendar year then become a
Per Diem employee and have an obligation to pay dues or service fees as covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Michigan and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U of M Professional Nurse Council.

* Once the employee meets the 400 hour threshold, they then are a union member for the duration of employment as Per Diem.
Temporary APRN employees and MVC temporary employees are not eligible for Per Diem status.

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.


  • Provide nursing care in multiple specialty clinics at Brighton Center for Specialty Care. 
  • Provide nursing care in collaboration with physicians, other disciplines, and department colleagues for patients in clinic and via telephone to support efficient and effective management of patients.
  • Participate in the coordination of care, including testing, medication management, collaborative planning of care, support of self-management by patients/families, management of emergency situations, etc.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of patient care.  Work with the physicians to develop and carry out clinical standards of care for various patient diagnoses. 
  •  Provide patient and family education e.g., self-injection, medication management, and disease management.
  • Provide telephone triage, patient teaching, direct patient care, documentation with follow-up and coordination with ancillary services and related departments.  
  • Provide functional supervision to allied health staff.  
  • Assist with patient flow as necessary and appropriate.  
  • Candidate must be able to perform duties independently, be highly motivated and flexible in order to address the needs of patients and their families. 
  • Candidate will need to be familiar with internal and external resources for clinical assessment, decision making, and care management.

Nursing Specific Info

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

Must have worked at least two (2) years (within the past 5 years) as a RN caring for patients in a primary or specialty clinic; performing telephone triage and in-clinic support of patients

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


Desired Qualifications*

• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, problem solve, delegate effectively and to work with minimal supervision.  

• Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills in daily practice: assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of care. 

• Demonstrated ability to promote and maintain professional, collegial, collaborative relationships within a multidisciplinary team. 

• Demonstrated skill to organize and manage multiple interventions simultaneously with an ability to understand acuity and urgency in decision making and prioritization. 

• Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a collaborative manner. 

• Must be self-directed and flexible with an ability to prioritize and work autonomously 

• Demonstrated efficiency in time management, reprioritizing and managing a fast-paced patient care environment utilizing acuity and urgency as predictors. 

• Demonstrated accountability and dependability. 

• Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills as demonstrated through previous performance evaluations. 

• Basic computer skills. 

• Clinical certification

• BSN 

• Experience coordinating care for patients with complex medical conditions 

• Experience with lab monitoring for patients on immunosuppressive medications.  

• Leadership as demonstrated by professional activities, charge nurse, project work, etc.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: TEMP; hours and days to be determined upon hire
Shift/Hours/Day/Evenings: Mon- Fri, flexibility required. May be required to work Saturdays with expansion of the site.
Location: Brighton Health Center

Additional Information


1. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary employee working three or more shifts per scheduling period will be scheduled to work a minimum of two weekend shifts per scheduling period (8 hours = 1 shift). The contractual definition of a weekend applies for Per Diem or unit-based temporary employees.*
Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses who preschedule two or fewer shifts per scheduling period do not have to meet the weekend requirements.
They may add additional UNANTICIPATED SHIFTS ONLY.

2. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be expected to work a portion of scheduled shifts on off shifts (recommended guide: 25%).

3. Managers may establish additional guidelines based upon individual unit scheduling requirements. Therefore, it is recommended that managers and per diem nurses or unit-based temporary meet to discuss specific unit

4. Each Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurse will be scheduled to work the number of shifts during holiday weeks that reflects his/her normal scheduling pattern. Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses should be scheduled to work shifts during three out of the six holiday weeks and one of these weeks should be Christmas or New Year's week. (A week is defined as Sunday through Saturday during which the holiday falls).

Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses are to be scheduled after all regular staff are scheduled per contract language.

*Guidelines apply to all Per Diem or unit-based temporary nurses regardless of hire date.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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