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Beaumont Health Clinical Nurse in Royal Oak, Michigan

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): *5 East SICU *

*Number of Beds: *20 * *

*Acuity Level: *Critical Care

Weekend Commitments: *every third *

*Any National Recognition: *Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level 1 Trauma

*Hiring Manager: *Tom Clancy CNM

Unit Summary: 5 East is a surgical critical care unit that specializes in the care of patients with life-threatening neurological diagnoses and/or trauma related injuries that require surgical intervention. The unit staff is comprised of RNs, nurse technicians, critical care technicians, and clinical assistants and is led by an Administrative Clinical Manager, an Associate Clinical Manager on the off-shift, and a Nurse in Professional Development Specialist. The staff on 5 East are supported by surgical intensivists, neurosurgeons, and Advanced Practice Providers who provide 24/7 coverage.

Specific must-haves for new hires/transfer:

At least 1 year critical care/progressive experience as an RN, positive attitude, supportive of co-workers, BSN, NIH/BLS/ACLS certifications, evidence of involvement/engagement on previous unit.

Does your unit consider new grads? Y/N: only if they have extensive critical care experience, a BSN; prefer nurse techs who have worked on the unit.


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

  2. Applies the Core Concepts of Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) in practice, and uses this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.

  3. Recognizes the impact of nursing care and patient/family partnerships on patient outcomes.

  4. Partners with and utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.

  5. Provides quality care that meets or exceeds the expectations of value (core measures, quality matrix, patient experience, fiscally responsible).

  6. Provides assistance to individuals in a manner that takes into account their special needs, age-related and cultural-related needs.

  7. Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.

  8. Delegates appropriate tasks.

  9. Demonstrates knowledge of and competently performs technical procedures and uses equipment properly.

  10. 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.

  11. Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and is responsible for continuing personal education, mentoring peers and educating patients and families.

  12. 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.

  13. Completes a self-appraisal that includes professional goals annually and completes peer review.

  14. Participates in department based activities, staff meetings and committees.

  15. Actively participates in hand offs of care, including the patient, family and partners in care.

  16. 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