Licensed Practical Nurse

Michigan, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Ravitz Cancer Center Research Unit is seeking a candidate to provide clinical support in accordance with Michigan Medicine guidelines for Adult Oncology patients participating in Michigan Medicine research clinical trials.

The University of Michigan Health is a Magnet recognized hospital. We have recently been named #1 hospital in Michigan and #5 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 2018-19!


Responsibilities of the Ravitz Cancer Center Research Unit LPN:

In the research setting, the candidate will complete specified tasks related to time sensitive blood draws, vital signs, IV infusions, etc. The candidiate will also participate in process improvement activities, including the processes associated with protocol implementation in the Cancer Center.

The candidate will provide direct patient care including: the insertion of peripheral intravenous lines and the administration of infusions and medications per written provider’s orders and according to Michigan Medicine policy and standards, assisting with procedures and administering tests, injections, ECG’s, participant/patient education and instruction, patient flow, documentation, regulatory compliance, and the ordering and stocking of supplies. The LPN will partner with the Ravitz CCRU Registered Nurse and Medical Assistant Team to support research support functions, as well as standard of care functions and assist in the day to day clinical operations.

The LPN may work in in both the Ravitz Cancer Center Research Unit and/or the Cancer Center Adult Infusion area depending on patient acuity and census.

The Ravitz Cancer Center Research LPN will be required to protect patient privacy, provide a secure, comfortable, and welcoming clinical environment. The preferred candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The LPN will participate in the development of clinic goals and objectives by attending staff meetings and in-service programs for the medical staff, attend appropriate continuing education, staff development programs, as well as Quality Improvement initiatives to support implementation of change. They will adhere to the hospital’s safety guidelines, Joint Commission standards, polices, and practices through education of nursing staff and other members of the health care team, helping to ensure compliance with all such safety-related policies

Nursing Specific Info

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

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Practical Nursing and current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan as a LPN
  • Completion of pharmacology course in an accredited program
  • Minimum of one (1) year LPN experience working in an Ambulatory Care setting
  • Experience with phelbotomy and starting IV's with proficiency
  • Experience in patient education/instruction and telephone interaction with patients.

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Two (2) or more years experience working with Primary Care and/or Ambulatory Care patients
  • Experience in an Ambulatory Care Infusion clinic
  • Hematology/Oncology experience

Work Schedule

Hours: Full time (40hrs/week)

Shift: Primarily Day shift, 8 and 10 hour shifts. This position requires occasional evenings and weekends; flexibility is required.

Location: Ravitz Cancer Center Research Unit and Adult Infusion Clinic

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.