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Nurse Resident

Company: MidMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Information

FTE: 0.900000 (36 hours per week/ 72 hours per pay)

Exempt: No

Any Shift: Hours per schedule

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 13

Multiple positions and locations available.

Unit assignments available in critical care, progressive care, and emergency department.

New cohorts starting in January and July of each year.

* When applying please attach the following to your application:

Letter of Intent


Copy of most recent transcript

1 Letter of Clinical Reference

Position Summary

The Nurse Resident, under the supervision of the program manager/unit manager and in collaboration with his/her preceptor, will be responsible for the provision of nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with MidMichigan Health policy and the state of MI. Administers and monitors patient response to therapeutic interventions. The Nurse Resident demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process as it relates to patients and families; is accountable for professional nursing practice; collaborates with health care team members, patients and their families in the provision of care. Delegates to and provides direct supervision to other health care team members as appropriate in the implementation of the plan of care. Acts as an advocate for patients and their families and practices within accepted ethical and legal parameters of nursing. Adheres to system and department compliance policies, and any and all applicable laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned. This newly licensed RN will participate in the Nurse Residency Program (NRP) activities that have been tailored to successfully transition new RNs into independent practice by the conclusion of the program. The Nurse Resident will be supported by the Organization Development Manager, Clinical Education Specialist and unit-based preceptors trained to guide your development and develop confidence, critical thinking and expertise in the professional role of an RN.The Organization Development Manager in collaboration with the unit manager is responsible for ensuring that the RN resident consistently meets the necessary performance expectations associated with the residency curriculum to ensure successful completion of the residency program and transition into a professional nurse position. The Nurse Resident is not permitted to pass medications until licensure has been granted by the State of Michigan.



The Nurse Resident, while providing direct patient care, functions under the direct supervision, direction and delegation of the RN preceptor.

(30%)* Fulfillment of Nurse Residency Program (NRP) expectations: Fulfills the expectations of the program as listed, including, but not limited to below:

Attends required nurse residency sessions

1:1 meetings with clinical nurse specialist, unit manager, and preceptor

Accurately completes required documentation for program

Attends required pathway classes as applicable

Completes required e-learnings as applicable

(20%)* Patient care: Provides nursing care under the direction of the RN preceptor 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 preceptor

Encouraged to be proactive in seeking learning opportunities

Completes orientation

Care planning for the shift with the RN preceptor

(20%)* Communications:

Identifies and communicates changes in the patient's condition to the RN mentor.

Demonstrates a positive personal approach and interaction with others

(15%)* Unit responsibilities:

Maintains clean, safe patient care area

Handles equipment appropriately; returns equipment to proper place after its use and asks questions about its use when necessary

Considers cost in using supplies for patient care

Assists with completing patient census correctly

(15%) 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.


Thoughtful Communication- Assess the learning needs of the patient and family considering readiness, ability, preferences, and cultural/spiritual variables; provide education to the patient and family to meet individual needs demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports pertinent data to the physician, including relevant clinical information.

Communicativeness- Participates in care conferences as assigned; shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members; documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes pertinent clinical data.

Relationship Building- Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each patient and family; strives to make each patient experience excellent.

Learning Agility- Participates in regulatory surveys; participates in performance improvement activities; demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes appropriately; remains current of new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars.

Problem Solving & Decision Making- 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; remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations; demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness procedure; provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation and peer feedback in the following:

-- Adolescent over 16 years of age

-- Adult 18 to 64 years of age

-- Later adult 65 years and older

Organizing and Planning- Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of groups of patients or an individual patient.

Participation in the Nurse Residency Program is an agreement of employment with MidMichigan Health for two years post Nurse Residency Program completion.



  • Bachelors Degree required

    * Minimum GPA 3.25

  • BLS certification required within 90 days of hire

    * RN licensure less than 12 months


    Experience required: Graduate of a RN school of nursing program or currently completing final course work (i.e. leadership or equivalent) and waiting to take RN State Boards.

    Technical knowledge, skills and abilities in: Demonstrates ongoing competency in selected psychomotor skills

    The Nurse Resident has three months to take and pass the RN State Boards or may be separated from the Nurse Resident 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 manner.

    Physical/Mental Requirements and 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 MidMichigan Health bloodborne 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.Apply!

Keywords: MidMichigan Health, Midland , Nurse Resident, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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