Licensed Practical Nurse, Ambulatory Care, Cutaneous Surgery Oncology

Michigan, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The qualified candidate will be responsible for assisting with skin surgical procedures for the treatment of skin cancer and other related skin diseases, as well as providing direct patient care for patients in the Cutaneous Surgery/Oncology Unit.


Licensed practical nurse in the Mohs Unit work independently with the physician, for the following procedures:Consultations, Mohs surgery, reconstruction with flaps and grafts, wide local excisions, post-op follow ups. Review surgical procedure, medical history, medications and allergies prior to surgery. Obtaining vital signs and entering all data into MI Chart. Assisting with procedure, bandaging, and review of post-operative instructions. Administer and document medications as ordered by physician. Telephone triage, pathology follow up from wide local excisions and biopsies. Notifying patient of results and review treatment plan. Coordinate treatment plan as indicated by physician. Assist in training of newly hired MA’s and LPN’s. Provides cross coverage for co-workers. Assist RN’s with daily responsibilities as directed. Participate in monthly staff meeting and other work groups as assigned by supervisor or physician for process improvements. Quality improvement projects as assigned by supervisor. Problem solve issues related to retrieval of medical information. Other duties also include: Attend appropriate continuing education, staff development programs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from an approved school for practical nursing.
  • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, ability to serve as a positive role model, take initiative and facilitate cooperative relationships.
  • Ability to take direction from a multiple number of medical clinicians, RN’s and supervisor, as well as work independently and efficiently in a busy environment.
  • Effective time management skills, consistently, uses available time effectively.
  • Computer literate, working knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum of one-year ambulatory care clinic experience.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week, would be variable from 7:30 -4:30/ 8:00- 4:30 Day Shift: Monday-Friday, with the possibility of Saturday clinics in the future.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.