The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 30 bed monitored ICU located on the 10th floor of the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The unit is multi-acuity ranging from critically ill to short stay observation. Multidisciplinary care is provided for children from newborn to young adult in partnership with Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, BMT, Nephrology, Transplant Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiology.
State of the art technology including ECMO, Nitric Oxide, High Frequency Ventilation, and CRRT are used in the care of patients in the PICU. Family centered care including family presence during physician rounds, nursing report, and parent spending the night with their child is supported and encouraged. The PICU participates in a nationwide collaborative to improve quality of care and outcomes.
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.
Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of Michigan.
Two (2) years of current Pediatric ICU nursing experience required.
**This position requires standing/walking/positioning/pulling/lifting of heavy patients and objects for long periods of time.
NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Demonstrated excellence in communication skills, both verbal and written. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the principles and practice of Patient and Family-Centered Care
Pediatric experience preferred
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 E.
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.
Hours: 36 hours Shift 12 hour; Night shift; Monday through Friday and rotating weekends Location: Mott Children's Hospital, Pediatric ICU
Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits!
Salary range for Registered Nurses- $65,840.24 - $104,150.85
Evening Shift Differential- $2.45 per hour
Night Shift Differential- $3.30 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
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.
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