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A note on nurse recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic
Henry Ford Health System would like to thank all nurses and healthcare professional worldwide. We know that you, as nursing professionals, always answer the call to serve your communities during times of crisis.
Our Nurse Recruitment and Retention team wants to reassure you that we are continuing to interview and hire candidates for open positions. We encourage you to check this website often, where new positions continue to be posted, and apply to any that interest you and match your qualifications.
To help stem the spread of the virus and protect our employees and their families, we are following the CDC and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services guidelines for social distancing. However, our team is still available for your support. Please feel free to reach out to our team at [email protected].
In addition, our hiring teams have the capability to use alternatives like videoconferencing for interviews to keep our staff and candidates safe.
Be a part of our Culture of Caring.
We are glad you’re interested in joining our nursing team. The nursing shortage nationwide means nurses are in greater demand than ever. We are continually seeking qualified nurses to join us in a number of roles, including, but not limited to:
- Behavioral health — Henry Ford Health System is one of Michigan’s largest and most experienced providers of comprehensive behavioral health services
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs)
- Critical care
- Emergency room (ER)
- Home health care
- Intensive-care unit (ICU) – Henry Ford Hospital is one of the largest ICU centers in North America
- Nurse practitioners, midwives and other advanced practice providers (APPs)
- Nursing Students
- Obstetrics (OB)
Due to our proximity to Canada, we welcome Canadian nurses in addition to U.S.-based nurses.
Why should I work for Henry Ford Health System?
You’ll have a number of advantages when you join our nursing team. These include:
Our Culture of Caring
We are known within Southeast and South Central Michigan, as well as throughout the region, as a leader in nursing culture. In fact, nurses who have left Henry Ford Health System and come back have noted that our culture was a major factor in their return.
Our nursing team fosters a culture of mutual respect and partnership with our physicians and the rest of each patient’s care team. We value the contributions, collaboration and input of our nurses throughout our facilities and institutions. In recognition of our dedication to nursing, several of our hospitals are on the Journey to Magnet Excellence®, recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more about our Culture of Caring.
Professional growth, development and recognition
Our Professional Nurse Advancement Program (PNAP) will help you achieve your professional goals as a member of our nursing team for specialties other than ambulatory nursing. The PNAP serves as your ladder for growth as a nurse throughout your career.
We also encourage our nurses to take part in our shared governance structure. Each unit within our hospitals has a governance committee whose members are elected by their peers. These committees help set unit norms and practices to help drive their areas of specialty.
Our nurses do excellent work on behalf of their patients, and we recognize those efforts with awards given to our top performers. The Clara Ford Nursing Excellence Award recognizes dedication to our performance pillars. In addition, the DAISY Award celebrates nurses in all specialties other than ambulatory for extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care. Both of these awards are great ways to promote yourself within Henry Ford Health System and help advance your career.
Our nurses thrive in Henry Ford Health System’s continuous learning environment. We emphasize continuing education beyond what you need to keep your certification. You’ll be able to choose from our flexible schedule of on-site classes, workshops and conferences that cover such topics as:
- Critical care
- Nursing leadership
- Preceptor development
In addition, we help develop the next generation of nurses through our nurse extern program, where nursing students can work in the hospital environment during school or over summer break to help gain experience. We also help new nurses transition into clinical practice with our nurse residency program, which allows nursing graduates to develop key skills.
Varied physician employment models
Some nurses prefer working for hospitals and health systems that use the traditional model of physician employment, in which the physician is in private practice with admitting privileges to the hospital. Other nurses prefer working with physicians who are also hospital employees. We use both of these models, depending on which facility you join, so you have the ability to choose the one that is right for you or try both to see which is the better fit.
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