U of M hospital

  1. Does anyone work there? How is it? I am thinking about working per diem via agency in the ICU.
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  3. by   rn2bn07
    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.
  4. by   TBICU
    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
  5. by   SusanKathleen, RN
    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!
  6. by   rjflyn
    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.

  7. by   RN BSN 2009
    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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