Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN, Registered Nurse in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Chelsea, Michigan


16201_75950 IP Head Pain - CH

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

General Summary : The Head Pain Treatment Unit at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is an internationally recognized, comprehensive inpatient program for the treatment of patients with severe, debilitating, intractable head, neck, and facial pain.

Developed in 1978 in partnership with the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute (MHNI), the program has pioneered innovative and advanced therapies for patients suffering from pain. MHNI is the only program of its kind to have achieved accreditation from both the Joint Commission and the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Medical Director of the Head Pain Unit is Joel R. Saper, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N.


Performs nursing assessments of the patients physical, psychosocial and cognitive status considering age and development level. Formulates and documents individualized plans of care developed with the patient, family and health care team members. Documents patient care according to Hospital and Department standards. Supervises the care provided by unlicensed assistive personnel under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Able to problem solve and manage crisis, able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing patient care environment.

Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Demonstrates professional behaviors:

  • Identifies own education and professional growth needs, develops plan and seeks resources to address

  • Completes professional activities such as self-appraisal, Healthstream assignments, licensure renewal contact hours

  • Participates in QI and evidence based practice activities and integrates resultant changes into practice

  • Identifies problems & initiates appropriate follow up

  • Assumes leadership responsibilities as delegated such as charge nurse role

  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Responds to questions and needs in a non-threatening and receptive manner.


Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

Minimum Associates Degree from an accredited nursing program Must have a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan Must have current BCLS/ACLS/PALS or ENPC certification ( or plan of attending ENPC which has limited class availability Minimum of 2 years recent ER or critical care experience preferred.

Required Skills and Abilities

Interpersonal skills necessary to initiate and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers and therapeutic relationships with patients and family.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy…

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

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This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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