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Henry Ford Health System Registered Nurse (RN) - Pre-Op/PACU- 40 hours per wk/ Day Shift- Henry Ford Fairlane in Dearborn, Michigan

Henry Ford Fairlane seeks an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) for its Recovery Room - Breech department to support the Pre-Op / PACU areas,

The Pre-Op / PACU nurse:

  • Provides leadership in the coordination and delivery of quality compassionate patient care.

  • Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family.

  • Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to health care team.

  • Participates in finding solutions for variances from patient goals and ensures implementation of solutions.

Ideal candidates will have critical care, ER, ICU or previous Pre-Op / PACU experience and be ACLS certified.


The nurse manager describes the department as having a "family atmosphere". They are a close-knit, supportive group that will pitch in to help others when needed. Pre-Op can sometimes involve working in tandem with another nurse to expedite getting the patient ready for their procedures. There is a pretty courtyard onsite where many take their lunch breaks when the weather is nice.


This is a full-time position with hours scheduled, Monday- Friday. There are no weekend, holiday or on call hours at this time. The nurse selected for this critical role will be trained to work in both the Pre-Op and PACU areas. Pre-Op hours are typically 05:30-14:00; PACU hours are typically 07:00-15:30. Nurses will occasionally need to be flexible depending upon patient discharge timing. The schedule typically rotates weekly.


A career at Henry Ford Health System is an experience you won’t find at other hospitals or health systems. Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of healthcare and healing. We work as a team to carry out that purpose for the benefit of our patients, their loved ones and the communities we serve. Our team members are valued and empowered to truly make a difference.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.

  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans.

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of professional nursing services.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and hospital personnel.

  • Critical care, ER, ICU or previous Pre-Op / PACU experience strongly preferred.


  • Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing.

  • ACLS certification preferred.


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.