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Job Summary

Coordinate and optimize patient flow in the OR in order to promote quality, safety, and appropriate nursing staff.  Act as a liaison for clinical and operational issues surrounding patient placement in partnership with anesthesia, OR, and surgical services. Assist the nurse manager in planning and management of patient care. Provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research. Assist nursing leadership team in planning and managing the clinical and administrative operations of the Mott Operating Rooms, including supervision of nursing and support staff.  Share 24/7 phone/pager coverage that addresses department operational needs.


Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Provide effective communication between all team members
Assist in creating staffing schedules and assigning nursing and technical staff to appropriate operative cases and duties.
Approve department biweekly payroll.
Provide support for nursing based committees in the Operating Rooms
Maintain collaborative/consultative relationship with other professionals and administrative personnel.
Provide ongoing assessment and communication of Operating Rooms and patient status to Operating Rooms, PACU and Anesthesia.
Assess patient volumes and workload intensity in all areas for coordination and placement of patients.
Work closely with OR, PACU and Anesthesia Charge to coordinate staffing with real time activity.
Act as a liaison between the OR/PACU/Anesthesia department and patients and families.
Coordinate the management, preparedness, and cleanliness of the OR.
Assess annual and advancement performance of staff. 
Provide Administrative and functional supervision over nursing and support staff as
delegated by the Nurse Manager.
Nurse Supervisor reports directly to the Nurse Manager.

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*

Required Educational Requirements: 
Applicant must meet one of the following: 
* Bachelors of Science in Nursing OR 
* Associates degree or diploma in Nursing plus Master’s degree in Nursing. 

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. 
Current Operating Room experience (within last 2 years).
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. 
Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability including charge nurse, team leader, management, and ability to perform as role model to nursing staff.  
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Ability to professionally work with a diverse group of people in a diplomatic and effective manner. 
Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively. 
Computer competency including, Word, Excel and the ability to extract data from University based supported computer data bases. 
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. 
Demonstrated ability to direct nursing practice and apply nursing judgment to a variety of situations. 
Demonstrated critical thinking skills.                                                                            
Excellent time management skills. 

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
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates.

Desired Qualifications*

Recent experience working with a pediatric population in the operating room (within the last 2 years) 
Previous supervisory experience.
Consultative and teaching skills. 
Experience with family centered care philosophy. 
Evidence of continuous professional development activities. 
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System policies and practice

Work Schedule

Hours: Full time
Shift: Evening shift 
Location: Mott Operating Room

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 anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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