University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , MI

ID: 7123056
Posted: February 6, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Under direct supervision from a Registered Nurse or other designated supervision, this position will be staffed for 1:1 care of patients with acute mental illness and/or behavioral disturbances and perform direct patient care as a Nurse Aide II as part of the Central Staffing Resources nursing department. The Psychiatric Care/Nurse Aide Worker will work with unit staff and Consult Liaison Group to assist in managing patient behaviors and to assist in the maintenance of a safe environment that supports patient care needs as needed.

As a member of the Central Staffing Resource Department, this position may be assigned to staff any inpatient unit in UH/CVC (including ICUs), or Mott (including ICUs), and assignments may include occasional use of video monitoring technology.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
2:1 Match on retirement savings


Assist the patients to control aggressive or destructive behavior by providing therapeutic and/or physical intervention under supervision
Participate in patient assessment and patient care planning by communicating oral and written data and behavioral information to nurse assigned to patient.
Assist patients to curb aggressive behaviors by first providing therapeutic interventions.
Function as an attendant by providing constant, alert observation of patient as assigned by nurse.
Assist with restraint application or placing the patient in seclusion and the subsequent monitoring and documentation thereof, as directed by nursing.
Assist with the ECT treatment as directed by Attending Physician.
Obtains vital signs, temperature, height/length, weight, oxygen saturation and pain scores; reports abnormal values to RN. Obtains other measurements (i.e., head circumference, abdominal girth) per unit standard.
Responds to monitor alarms.
Utilizes palpation/auscultation and Doppler to determine heart rate and blood pressure.
Observes, monitors and reports the overt physical condition of assigned patient(s).
Responds to physiologic monitor alarms based on unit training and competencies. Alarms should be silenced or paused prior to an activity that will trigger an alarm such as bathing, drawing blood or getting a patient out of bed as delegated by RN. Ensures that alarms are “on” when activity is completed and/or before leaving the patient.
Measures and records intake and output.
Assists physician/provider during diagnostic procedures; assists and supports patient before and during procedures; assists in specimen collection.
Applies and changes ECG electrodes and pulse ox probe; attaches patient to travel (ECG and A-line) monitor.
Places monitor strips on inpatient records.
Specimen Collection-

Performs point of care testing; maintains and calibrates equipment and supplies.
Collects specimens, including urine, stool, sputum and swabs, and performs urine determination including sugar, acetone, specific gravity protein, pH.
Performs finger/heel stick blood collection and chemstick test.
Initiates, maintains and records 24-hour urine collection.
Intravenous Lines-

Discontinues peripheral IV’s.
Removes peripheral IV dressings.