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Job Summary

The UMHS Adult ED is a level one trauma center with 87 rooms capable of cardiac monitoring, including 5 resuscitation bays. The Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3), a section of the Adult Emergency Department is now open and offers specialized care for severely ill or injured adult emergency patients. This Center has 9 critical care beds. Our Registered Nurses are capable of caring for patients who present with a variety of injuries or ailments, ranging from minor to life-threatening.  Patient priority is determined by using the Emergency Severity Index.  Nursing staff will receive the specialized training necessary to care for patients within specific areas of our department, for example triage and resuscitation.  Documentation occurs for all patients in an electronic medical record.


To assist the Department Manager in planning and management of Emergency Department patient care services.
To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research.
To assist in coordinating patient care services consistent with the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers mission and goals.
Reports directly to the Emergency Department Clinical 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 Clinical Nurse Manager.

Responsibilities include:
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, members of the nursing leadership team and others. Anticipate and respond to staff issues and concerns.  Collaborate with Educational Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Specialist to implement competency based education. Serve as a role model through the provision of direct patient care.

Clinical Practice: Staff a minimum of one shift per week in the Adult Emergency Department.  Maintain significant presence across all ED treatment areas rounding on patients, families and interfacing with staff to ensure patient care excellence. 

Management of Clinical Area: Participate in the development and implementation of Department goals and objectives. Participate in development of Department policy/procedure and standards of Nursing Care. Participate in planning and problem solving of daily Department operations, priorities of patient services, and urgent and emergent care. Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements. 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. Anticipate and respond to patient/family issues and concerns.

Quality Improvement 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. Use lean management principles to optimize department operations.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

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

Required Qualifications*

Educational Requirement:
Applicant must meet ONE of the following:
*Bachelors degree in Nursing OR
*Associates degree or diploma in Nursing and a Masters degree in Nursing

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
Minimum two (2) years current experience (minimum of 20 hours per week) as a Registered Nurse in a Level one or Level two Emergency Department or ICU.
Minimum five (5) years experience as a Registered Nurse.
Demonstrated leadership ability/potential including charge nurse, team leader or other management experience.
Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively
Current practice reflects creative problem solving, communication and critical thinking skills needed to effectively manage patient flow, staffing resources and competing priorities to promote patient safety, patient satisfaction and staff engagement.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines in a manner that fosters team building and provides visionary direction for team members.
Current ACLS provider
Current TNCC provider

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous Emergency Department supervisory experience.
Masters prepared or Masters in process
Certification in Emergency Nursing
Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification
Current ENPC provider
Experience working with Electronic Medical Record.
Computer competency including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Consultative and teaching skills.
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers policies and practices.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours
Shift: Evening shift with flexibility to cover needs of the unit and weekend responsibility including on call.
Location: University Hospital, Adult Emergency Department

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 (7) 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.