U of M hospital

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    Does anyone work there? How is it? I am thinking about working per diem via agency in the ICU.
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    I know two nurses who work agency per diem at U of MI, and they love it, but its in there ER. The negative side is --Parking.
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    I am a tech in the Trauma/Burn ICU (I know...not very creative on the UserID) while going to nursing school. We do have agency nurses in our unit, quite a few actually, but I have not run across any per diem in our unit. That might be a possibility through the CSR division. Your best bet would be to call a recruiter.

    As to how I like it-I love it. I don't know much about the other ICU's, but SICU is somewhat of our "sister" unit, and I have heard good things about that unit as well-since you are a SICU experienced RN. My personal experiences have all been good for the most part, and I do recommend it to fellow nursing students as a place of employment after school quite regularly. There are units that might not be quite as good, but that is the case in every place of work, and I don't know of any in the ICU's.

    As for parking, yes there are some parking lots that require taking a bus. There are options available that allow you to park in the structures near the hospital on the midnight shift only. It costs some $$ but is well worth the time savings. It seems as though parking is a hot topic with UofM, but you have to take the good with the bad.

    Let me know of any other issues I can help you with/didn't bring up in this post.
    Last edit by TBICU on Nov 9, '08
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    Hey MichiganRN...I spoke with a nurse that works in CVICU 2 weeks ago during the job fair, and they do have a float pool. Staff nurses do not get pulled to other units during shortages. Check their job listings.....they are substantial!
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    Everyone alway mentions parking, about that cost also depends on the shift. Nights is going to be less. Was free up until a couple years ago. But like others said there are options. Im in FL now were planing move back soon ourselfs- just trying to put together a travel someplace package for ER.

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    Everyone I know that works there are very happy. Great training & orientation, great benefits, shift differentials, strong union... Downside is parking but I think the working conditions make up for that!

    Good lucK!
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