- Graduate RNs
- Burn Center
- Children's Center
Through the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program and the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, NURSEenabling nurses to follow their passion for helping and healing others. While the name may be new, these are still the same great programs which have supported a community of nurses who provide quality health care to underserved areas throughout the U.S. and its territories since 2002.
What types of Nurse Residency Programs are available at MIHS?
MIHS offers one Nurse Residency Program. Applicants must apply online to the program. There is a selection process with Nursing Directors and Managers which requires from applicants a resume, GPA, letters of recommendation and interview.
Who is eligible for the Nurse Residency Program?
Our Nurse Residency is for graduate nurses, including MIHS employees that have completed nursing school and obtained a BSN or are enrolled in a bridge program with a set completion date.
How often do you offer the Nurse Residency Program?
The frequency of the program is dependent on the staffing needs of the facility.
How do I apply?
When program is available, please submit your application online at http://mihs.org/working-at-mihs/job-openings under Graduate Registered Nurse (New Grad RN Program).
If I am hired into the Nurse Residency Program, will I be paid and eligible for benefits?
Yes. Graduate Nurse Residents are considered full time employees and eligible to receive benefits, vacation time, sick time and paid holidays after the accrual period (subject to changes in Human Resources policies, rules, and regulations).
Do you offer shift and weekend differentials in the Nurse Residency Program?
Yes. Shift differentials are offered for evening, night, and weekends (subject to changes in Human Resources policies, rules, and regulations).
If hired into the Nurse Residency Program, what shifts/hours will I be working during my Residency Program?
You will have one designated day for classroom or simulation lab instruction and two or three 12 hour clinical shifts on a medical unit with your assigned preceptor. Clinical shifts may be days or nights dependent upon preceptor availability and unit requirements.
REQUIREMENT FOR ALL CANDIDATES:
- There is a commitment of at least one year of employment after completion of Residency Program.
- Employees (Graduate RN’s) are eligible to use PTO after they have completed 90 days of continuous employment.
- Most recent “official” transcripts with grades up to the semester prior to application with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Two letters of recommendation are required. If you are a nursing student or recent graduate, these letters should be from nursing instructors or preceptors.
- RNs must provide proof of AZ nursing licensure or eligibility.
- The NCLEX exam must be scheduled and examination completed with obtainment of license prior to starting orientation.
- Ability to work 36-40 hours per week.
- All graduation requirements must be met (including exit exams) prior to the start date of the nurse residency program.
MIHS is a special place for nurses. You won't find a richer learning environment or stronger sense of mission anywhere else in the Valley. The values of this organization mean so much to us. For example, we respect each other and enjoy deep respect from other medical professionals. Nurse leadership is a fact of life at MIHS. And we deliver compassionate care along with education that improves lives. Nurses at MIHS chart their own career paths. You can specialize in one area or work in many different areas throughout our health system, enhancing your experience and knowledge while maintaining pay, sick leave and seniority.
Nurses at MIHS enjoy:
- Excellence in professional development & ongoing training
- Collaborative, dedicated co-workers
- Strong mentorship
- A culture of nurse leadership
- Unbeatable AZ state retirement and great wages
THE ARIZONA BURN CENTER
The Arizona Burn Center at MIHS serves all of Arizona and receives patients from many surrounding states and Northern Mexico. In 2010, the Arizona Burn Center provided care to 947 in-patients and 5,511 out-patients. This center of excellence is a 37-bed facility, 19 of which can be dedicated intensive care beds, and expandable to 47 beds institution-wide, making the Arizona Burn Center the second largest burn center in North America. The Arizona Burn Center has five outpatient clinic rooms, a pressure garment measuring room, massage therapy and a dedicated telemedicine room. Emergency burn care is a dedicated 24 hours a day service. The Arizona Burn Center is essentially a stand-alone facility within the confines of a regional medical center. It consists of:
- Burn providers on site 24/7/365
- Dedicated operating rooms
- Physical and occupational therapy rooms
- Staff, patient and media conference rooms
- Two dedicated burn admission rooms within the Center
- A comprehensive academic and clinical research team
- Six clinic and procedure rooms
- A dedicated skin bank
- Telemedicine video conferencing
In 1992, the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Health Care Facilities recognized the Arizona Burn Center as a Regional Burn Center. In 2000, the Arizona Burn Center was recognized by the American Burn Association and The American College of Surgeons as a nationally verified Burn Center. This means that we have met all the required standards to be named a Burn Center and provide the best and most progressive care available in the United States.
Recognized by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Health Care Facilities as a Burn Center, the Arizona Burn Center at MIHS follows the guidelines for organizational structure, personnel, program and physical facilities as defined by the American Burn Association and the College of Surgeons. As a burn center, it is distinguished from other, nonspecific settings in which burn care is provided.
Soon the burn center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with several educational and community events being developed.
THE ARIZONA CHILDREN'S CENTER
The Arizona Children's Center at MIHS is proud of its accomplishments and the services provided to the residents of Maricopa County. The outstanding pediatric emergency department is staffed with pediatric specialists trained as emergency physicians and nurses who have been assembled to treat the most medically complex cases. The newly renovated space accommodates over 20,000 visits per year. The Arizona Children's Center includes a 34-bed Inpatient Pediatric Unit, a seven-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a 31-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Neonatal Nursery, Level II Pediatric Trauma Services, general pediatric clinic, subspecialty pediatric clinic which includes gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, adolescent medicine, infectious disease, nephrology, and rheumatology. The Arizona Children's Center also collaborates with the Arizona Burn Center at MIHS in the treatment of pediatric burn patients.
Established in 2007 at MIHS, the Arizona Children's Center is certified by the Children's Hospital Association. The Arizona Children's Center is committed to offering the highest level of advanced medical care to all children who live in Arizona, including the underserved.
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
The 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides tertiary critical inpatient services for neonates who are born in the hospital as well as babies transported to MIHS from locations throughout the Southwest. Neonatalogists provide 24-hour availability for the neonatal patients.
Joining the PeriOperative Service line means being committed to offering transformational comprehensive, safe and seamless integration of patient care from the time of entry into the system, through discharge, and the return of patients to healthy and self-sufficient lives. The MIHS PeriOperative Service line is a unique, flexible and growing way to provide a more coordinated, higher quality evidence and researched based patient centered care delivery. The PeriOperative Service line fosters a team approach, eliminates silos and efficiently aligns the scope of service for:
- Comprehensive Health Care Clinic (CHC)
- Breast Clinic
- Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
- Surgery Clinic
- Orthopedic Clinic
- Preoperative Admission Testing Department (PAT)
- Preoperative Department
- Surgery Department
- Post Operative Care Unit (PACU)
- Anesthesia Department
- Trauma Services Department
- Wound Care with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Department.
PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
The 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides tertiary critical inpatient services for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric intensivists are available 24/7 for pediatric patients needing critical care and all of the subspecialists above are available as well to provide care in the PICU. Care is provided to patients from all over Arizona as well as neighboring states.