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Job Summary

Assist the unit nursing leadership team in planning and managing the clinical and administrative operations of the Pediatric Cardiac ICU Nursing Services, including supervision of the nursing, technical and clerical personnel.

Assist in managing budgets, payroll, commodities, staffing/scheduling, hiring and performance evaluations. Clinical nursing supervisor will participate in new program development and implementation; plan, organize and evaluate patient care standards guidelines and educational activities; and monitor and implement continuous quality improvement programs. 

Responsibilities*

Responsibilities include:
 
To assist the department manager in planning and management of the unit and the provision of patient care. 
To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research.
To assist in coordinating between management and patient care activities consistent with the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Center mission and goal statements.
Reports directly to the Nurse Manager.
Collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing and support staff as delegated by Nurse Manager.

Personnel Management:

Plan, assign and supervise the work of nursing and support staff.
Participate in interviewing, selecting and orienting nursing and support staff.
Participate in the counseling, coaching, discipline, and evaluation of unit staff.
Participate in the development, implementation and revision of individual performance plans.
Facilitate open channels of communication with managers, peers, staff, and physicians.
Coach and mentor Charge Nurses, Staff Nurses, and members of leadership team as delegated by Nurse Manager.

Clinical Practice:

Evening and night shift work will be required to provide clinical assessment, mentoring, coaching, support, and evaluation of staff on all shifts.

Management of Clinical Area:

Participate in the development and implementation of unit or area goals and objectives.
Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements.
Participate in planning and problem solving of daily unit/area operations, priorities of patient services, and urgent and emergent care.
Interpret and implement the Hospital and University policies and procedures and the standards of regulatory agencies.
Participate in the monitoring of Department payroll and commodity expenditures.
Provide input into the payroll and commodity budget planning process.
Coordinate performance evaluation activities for unit staff as delegated by the Nurse Manager. Participate in hiring activities of unit staff, conducting personnel interviews and reference checks. Collaborate with Educational Coordinator to implement competency based evaluation.
Participate in developing of unit/area policy/procedure and standards of Nursing Care. Anticipate and respond to patient/family issues and concerns.

Quality Assurance and Research:

Participate in planning, coordinating and evaluating unit quality improvement activities.
Promote the integration of research findings into clinical practice by unit nursing staff.
Promote staff involvement in clinical research, as applicable.
Assure and maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

Nursing Specific Info

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
 
Required Educational Requirements:
 
Applicant must meet one of the following:
* Bachelors of Science in Nursing OR
* Associates degree or diploma in Nursing and a Master's degree in Nursing.
 
Minimum five years experience as a registered nurse.
Experience within the last two years in an ICU and or pediatric ICU/Pediatric Cardiac ICU experience.
Demonstrated understanding and support of patient and family-centered care.
Evidence of demonstrated leadership ability including; charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework, or other management/ supervisory experience.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrate ability to be effective, positive change agent.
Demonstrate flexibility related to unit staffing and patient care needs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Nurse Manager, supervisor, unit leadership, administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates.
Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively.
Computer competency, including Word and Excel, with demonstrated flexibility in willingness to learn, and adapt to, new electronic systems for both care delivery and record maintenance.
 
NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
 
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

Master of Science Nursing.
Previous supervisory experience.
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers policies and practices.
5 years of PCTU experience.
Consultative and teaching skills

Work Schedule

Work Schedule
Hours/Week: 40 hours
Days/Shift/Hours:  Primarily evening and nightshift hours
Clinical nurse supervisor will deliver bedside nursing care for a portion of time.
 
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital-10 West, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Unit

Additional Information

At the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center (CHC), our multidisciplinary team inclusive of patients and families is committed to advancing excellence in medicine and serving humanity through the practice of our core values: Transparency, Accountability, Mutual Respect, and Positive Intent.

Each team member is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the partnerships we build with patients, families, and each respective team member. The CHC is dedicated to working with our patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Applicants are expected to review the following PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of the Congenital Heart Center’s philosophy and culture. http://umhealth.me/joinchcteam

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.
This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.