Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic Unit - FT/Nights

Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic Unit - FT/Nights

01 Apr 2024
Michigan, Traversecity, 49684 Traversecity USA

Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic Unit - FT/Nights

Registered Nurse – Cardiothoracic Unit Find more than your next job. Find your community.

We’re northern Michigan’s largest healthcare system and we are deeply rooted in the communities we serve. That means that our patients are often our family, friends and neighbors – and it’s special to be able to care for them. And as one of the top healthcare systems to work for in Michigan by Forbes (American’s Best Employers by State 2022), we’re committed to your ongoing growth and development.

After work, you’ll find things to do in every season – beaches, outdoor recreation, unique restaurants, world-class wineries, arts and entertainment.

Why work as a Cardiothoracic RN at Munson Healthcare?

Teamwork and support (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf4PW4rxuM) - our multidisciplinary teams include experienced and new graduate RNs, providers, clinicians and support staff who will help you transition to your new role.

Nationally-recognized care – Top 100 hospitals, advanced cardiac and neuro/stroke programs, and the latest technology to support our clinicians.

Commitment to growth and development – we offer a Critical Care Residency, thousands of educational offerings, leadership development, simulation education and tuition reimbursement

Why Choose Munson Healthcare:

Balance – Get out on the water, in the woods, on the trails or around town

Opportunity – Be a part of northern Michigan’s leading healthcare team with opportunities for personal and professional growth throughout the healthcare system

Flexibility – A career that can change as your life changes

Teamwork – Our people make Munson Healthcare a great place to work!

What’s Required:

Active Registered Nurse license in the State of Michigan

Graduate nurses and new RNs are accepted

The Benefits of Working at Munson:

Sign-On Bonus up to $10,000

Competitive salaries

Full benefits, paid holidays, and paid time off (up to 19 days your first year)

Tuition reimbursement and ongoing educational opportunities

Retirement savings plan with employer match and personal consulting

Wellness plans, an employee assistance program and employee discounts

Terms and conditions apply

About Traverse City, Michigan Traverse City is an official “Coast Guard City” and sits at the base of twin bays. We have award-winning schools, a community college, year-round recreation, as well as vibrant cultural and social opportunities often found in much larger cities.

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