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
Our orientation for new nurses joining our team includes 10-12
week orientation including a comprehensive Critical Care Course as
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
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
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
- Applies the Core Concepts of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
(PFCC) in practice, and uses this knowledge to personalize care for
- 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
- Provides assistance to individuals in a manner that takes into
account their special needs, age-related and cultural-related
- 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
- 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
- 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
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