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Registered Nurse - Clinical Decision Unit

Detroit, Michigan
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
We Are Hiring:

Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) - Full time (36 hrs/wk) - Midnights - Ascension St. John Hospital - Detroit, MI


7p-7:30a rotating weekends and holidays


Observation Unit:

The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is a 28 bed adult emergency observation unit.  We are the bridge between the ED and outpatient world. Our goal is to disposition patients in less than 24 hours.  Some patients take just a few hours and some do go a bit beyond 24 hours. Typical diagnosis and workups include chest pain/telemetry, COPD/asthma, TIA, GI, urology, neuro, pain, some trauma, etc.  We do a lot of treatments (IV therapy, respiratory treatments, antibiotics, pain management), specialty consultants, and diagnostic testing.   As a comprehensive stroke center we manage many TIA. We send patients to surgery, procedures (endo/cysto), and cardiac cath lab.  Some patients do get admitted to inpatient because they end up requiring a higher level of care.  Most of our patients are discharged, so there is a lot of education and discharge planning. We do arrange placements for nursing homes/rehab also.


Patients are managed by certified ED physicians with consultants as needed. We also have midlevels and residents also assigned to CDU. Team is made up of RNs, PCTs, nurse interns, HUCs on all shifts.  We work very closely with our case manager, social worker, pharmacist, and mulitdisciplinary teams (cath lab, nuclear & noninvasive , endoscopy, etc)


What We Offer You:
Competitive compensation
Professional development
Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities
Work-life balance through generous paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Medical, dental, vision and retirement match

What You Will Do:

Provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

  • Implement and monitor patient care plans. Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Note and carry out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assess and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.
  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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  • Job Reference: 702072351-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ascension
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent