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McLaren Health Care Reg Nurse in Detroit, Michigan


Department: ICU

Shift: Nights

Daily Work Times: 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Scheduled Bi-Weekly Hours: 72

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Patient Care Team. The Registered Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The RN has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The RN manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members including ancillary and support services. The role of the Registered Nurse at the KCI encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The RN establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The RN delegates, assesses, provides and evaluates patient care. The RN assesses, monitors and evaluates patient status by observing the patient, noting data collected by other team members and analyzing this information to independently develop a plan of nursing care which is implemented by the care delivery team under the supervision of the RN. This plan of care has pre-established goals that are determined in conjunction with the patient and family. Psychosocial needs are assessed and prioritized by the patient and the health care team. The RN provides and delegates patient care activities to team members based upon patient needs and team member skills/abilities and supervises the delivery of care by other team members. The RN evaluates patient response to treatment and nursing interventions and if needed, revises the plan of care. The RN monitors patient progress and prepares patient for discharge, utilizing established clinical pathways. The RN reports directly to senior unit management and participates in shared decision-making activities.


  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship and creates a detailed plan of care with the patient and family, mutually determining the aspects of care which are most important. Evaluates the effectiveness of plans and interventions to promote optimum achievement of established goals. Initiates and maintains open communication with other members of the team to assure that the patient and family receive the full scope of interdisciplinary expertise and services with a coordinated and integrated plan of care. Communicates with patients, families, subordinate staff and peers to ensure that plans and associated interventions are understood, operationalized and revised, as appropriate.

  • Provides leadership to other members of the team by articulating expected standards of care and encouraging and supporting team members and their contributions. Acts as the first level of supervision for subordinates and may be asked to participate in hiring or evaluation of them. Assigns, delegates, and supervises other employees and intervenes as appropriate to ensure that the plan of care is carried out, continuity of care is provided and that established outcomes are achieved through availability and appropriate utilization of human, material and financial resources.

  • Provides guidance, counseling and mentoring, to targeted peers and subordinates to enhance learning experiences and improve the professional practice environment within the designated work setting.

  • Participates in process improvement activities with an emphasis on increasing continuity in the nurse to patient relationship, minimize rework, redundancies and ensuring patient safety.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and a commitment to improving the work environment through participation in meetings, timely and effective communication and an embracement of cultural diversity.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Oncology experience preferred.

  • Licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the state of Michigan.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job: Nurse

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit-Karmanos Cancer Cntr/Instit

Employee Status Regular

Shift Night Job

Job Type Standard

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20007924