Graduate Nurse Residency Program
Company: Mid Michigan Health
Posted on: August 3, 2022
THIS IS A GRADUATE NURSE POSITION IN MIDLAND -ALL UNITS
SIGN ON BONUSES INCLUDED FOR FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS!
The Graduate Nurse demonstrates excellent customer service skills
in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent
with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of
MyMichigan Health.This individual works under direct supervision of
a Registered Nurse (RN) mentor while carrying out designated skills
that she/he has acquired in educational programs and/or
orientation. The Graduate Nurse is not permitted to pass
medications until licensure has been granted by the State of
The Graduate Nurse, while providing direct patient care, functions
under the direct supervision, direction and delegation of the RN
(30%) Patient Care: Provides nursing care under the direction of
the RN mentor using the Nursing Process: Prioritizes/organizes
delegated patient care assignments. Accountable for all patient
care assignments and documentation of all interventions. Performs
technical nursing skills as outlined in standards and procedures
manual and as described by unit-specific competencies. Engages in
reinforcement of patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN
mentor. Encouraged to be proactive in seeking learning
opportunities. Completes orientation. Care planning for the shift
with the RN mentor.
(30%) Communications:Identifies and communicates changes in the
patient s condition to the RN mentor. Demonstrates a positive
personal approach and interaction with others.
(20%) Unit Responsibilities: Maintains clean, safe patient care
area. Handles equipment appropriately.Returns equipment to proper
place after its use.Asks questions about its use when necessary.
Considers cost in using supplies for patient care. Assists with
completing patient census correctly.
(20%) Personal Responsibilities: Demonstrates ability to give care
cooperatively with other patient care team members. Actively
participates in quality management and continuing education.Updates
and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the
area of practice and age(s) of patient population. Presents a clean
and neat appearance according to the organizational dress code.
Nurse Residency Program - Graduate Nurse
MyMichigan Health is proud to offer an ANCC accredited RN Residency
program for new graduate nurses. The RN Residency program, called
the MyMichigan Health Transition to Practice Program, is an
evidence-based curriculum offering new nurses a collaborative
learning environment to successfully transition into clinical
practice. Residents work alongside experienced staff and learn in a
real-life setting to build skills and confidence to be better
prepared as they enter the workforce. With our accreditation from
the ANCC, you can rely on quality residency content, knowledge and
experience of faculty, evidence-based practice, satisfaction of
residents and most important, improved patient care and
The MyMichigan Health residency program consists of didactic
classroom learning, hands-on skills training, technology
instruction, relationship building and other valuable tools to
facilitate learning and a successful transition to practice.
Transition to Practice Sessions
The Transition to Practice Program is a comprehensive 12-month
curriculum designed to assist new graduate nurses in the transition
from an entry-level RN to a competent RN. The program focuses on
building critical thinking and professional practice skills as
opposed to specialty specific technical skills. During the program
residents meet virtually every month for 2-hours.
As part of the orientation process, enrollment in the pathway
classes is dependent on specialty unit. Pathway classes are offered
for medical/surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, critical
care nursing, and behavioral health nursing. Classes build on the
foundation of nursing by providing the knowledge necessary to
provide safe, quality patient care on specialty units. Residents
are enrolled in their pathway at the time of hire and must complete
their pathway within the first year. Classes are offered in-person
or virtually and average from three to six hours per class.
Unit Specific Orientation
Upon hire, you will be paired with a skilled preceptor on your home
unit. Over the course of your unit specific orientation, you will
learn the skills necessary to become a competent nurse on the
MyMichigan Health team. Reflection and feedback will be offered at
the end of each shift as a way for the resident to learn and grow
in their nursing practice.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports
pertinent data to the physician, including pertinent clinical
Assess learning needs considering readiness, ability, preferences,
and cultural / spiritual variables.
Provide education to meet the individual needs and ability to
Participates in care conferences as assigned.
Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary
personnel to meet the needs of each resident.
Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of
groups of patients or an individual patient.
Demonstrates a general ability to manage assignments and perform
routine duties on the unit.
Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance
with established policies and procedures.
Demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes
Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful
Documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes
pertinent clinical data.
Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal
findings to appropriate team members.
Participates in regulatory surveys.Participates in the performance
Provides a safe and secure environment for patient care.
Remains current on new developments by reading professional
journals, and attending seminars.
Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness
All other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
HS Diploma required. Candidates who are in their final year of
completing theirADN orBSNprogram may apply to this position.
BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer
Demonstrates ongoing competency in selected psychomotor skills.
The Graduate Nurse has three months to take and pass the RN State
Boards or may be separated from the Graduate Nurse position at the
manager s discretion.
Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with
individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to
communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable
MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees
need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal
protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate
substitute if required for your position.Is able to move freely
about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able
to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job
description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or
without assisted device(s).Frequently required to sit/stand/walk
for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes
such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to
blood-borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.
Must follow MyMichigan Health blood-borne pathogen and TB testing
as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with
others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and
ability to stay awake.Overall dexterity is required including
handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require
repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the
workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and
constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs. Associated topics:
ambulatory, cardiothoracic, domiciliary, hospice, intensive care
unit, maternal, neonatal, nurse rn, psychatric, surgery
Keywords: Mid Michigan Health, Midland , Graduate Nurse Residency Program, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan
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