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Clinical Nurse

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: The clinical nurse, under the ANA scope of practice utilizes the framework of the nursing process to provide professional nursing care by incorporating patient-family centered care principles. The Clinical Nurse provides quality patient care under the direction of the Nurse Leader according to Beaumont policies and procedures.

Unit Name (full name): Medical Intensive Care Unit

Number of Beds: 20

Acuity Level: ICU

Weekend Commitments: Every other

Any National Recognition:

Hiring Manager: Barb Cottrell, RN, BSN

Unit Summary: The 20 bed MICU treats severely ill patients using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care. Our patient population includes severe sepsis, acute respiratory failure, shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, multisystem organ failure, gastrointestinal bleeds, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypertensive crisis and acute/chronic renal failure. Our highly skilled nurses demonstrate critical thinking and physical assessment skills that set them apart from other teams as they manage this acutely ill patient population.

Specific must-haves for new hires/transfer: Teamwork has long been the greatest strength in our MICU. Our nurses are successful because they have strong communication skills that enable them to collaborate with other health team members, have the ability to take ownership in shared decision-making, and develop a broad skill set to care for a wide range of patient diagnosis. Daily multi-disciplinary rounds allow the nurse to collaborate with Intensivists, fellows, residents, pharmacist, respiratory and social worker.

Our orientation for new nurses joining our team includes 10-12 week orientation including a comprehensive Critical Care Course as needed.

The MICU has active Professional Nurse Council and Scheduling Committees that meet monthly. Our commitment to learning, continuing education, and certification are part of our culture.

If your career goal is to develop a broad range of critical care skills and knowledge, the Medical Intensive Care Unit provides an excellent foundation for learning in a collaborative team environment.

Does your unit consider new grads? Only GN's who have worked in the MICU as a critical care tech or student for their senior preceptorship in nursing school.


  • Applies the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and discharge needs of patient/family/significant other.

  • Applies the Core Concepts of Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) in practice, and uses this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
  • Recognizes the impact of nursing care and patient/family partnerships on patient outcomes.
  • Partners with and utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.
  • Provides quality care that meets or exceeds the expectations of value (core measures, quality matrix, patient experience, fiscally responsible).
  • Provides assistance to individuals in a manner that takes into account their special needs, age-related and cultural-related needs.
  • Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
  • Delegates appropriate tasks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and competently performs technical procedures and uses equipment properly.
  • Documents in the patient record in a timely, accurate and concise manner. Develops teaching strategies for patient/family; documents education and learning appropriately in health record.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and is responsible for continuing personal education, mentoring peers and educating patients and families.
  • Stays up to date with current health system initiatives and incorporates evidence based practice and research into practice. Maintains current knowledge in area of clinical practice.
  • Completes a self-appraisal that includes professional goals annually and completes peer review.
  • Participates in department based activities, staff meetings and committees.
  • Actively participates in hand offs of care, including the patient, family and partners in care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and embraces cultural traditions and lore of community served.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education / Training: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Diploma, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., DNP/PhD - if not minimum BSN prepared, new graduate/nurse with less than one (1) year experience is required to sign an educational contract upon hire to complete BSN within specified timeframe and adhere to contract stipulations. RN must enroll in an accredited BSN program within one (1) year of hire date and complete within the next three (3) years. This is effective September 1, 2017.

Specialty Certification highly recommended after 2 years in specialty.

Work Experience: As required by job posting

Certification, Licensure, Registration: RN with active license in State of Michigan

Other Qualifications: Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification and other certifications as required by department.

  • Critical Care: ACLS within 6 months of hire/transfer

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Clinical Nurse, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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