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Job Summary

Staff Specialist Healthcare:  Supports the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services.

Provides highly responsible, complex administrative support for health system senior leadership.

Coordinates the strategic planning, development, and implementation of new or changed administrative policy and procedures, programs, projects, and activities. Provides staff support to executive groups, including coordination of meetings, forums, agendas, and assistance in preparing and reviewing materials for discussion. 

Collaborates with the Senior Leaders of Nursing Services, Nurse Managers and Supervisors, and other UMHS leadership and staff. Employees in this classification typically analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operation to a substantial degree.  Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.

Reports directly to the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services

Responsibilities*

Provide executive staff assistance to the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services.

Analyze proposals and make recommendations, as appropriate.

Collaborate across departments to evaluate, design, and facilitate implementation of institutional programs.

Research and analyze operational issues including workflow and design.

Collaborate with nursing colleagues and management from other departments to improve processes and resolve operational issues. 

Prepare reports, proposals, presentations, A3’s, findings, conclusions, recommendations and correspondence related to various projects for executive management review.

Represent the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services on committees, project teams, in resolution of patient care problems and in contacts with external agencies and organizations.

Participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of nursing management staff.

Prepare administrative and financial reports, including necessary statistical analysis, as assigned.
 

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*

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan.
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field such as Health Care Administration, Public Health, or Business.
Bachelor's degree in management, health care or a related field
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years practicing / managing in a hospital setting.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including personnel management and the ability to perform as a role model for Nursing Staff.
Demonstrated analytic skills of financial and clinical data.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated excellent computer skills, particularly MicroSoft Office and MiChart (Epic).
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a manner that fosters teambuilding and to provide visionary direction for team members.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with nurses, administrators, physicians, peers, and subordinates.
Demonstrated knowledge of and committment to the principles of Patient and Family Centered Care with evidence of successful implentation of initiatives positively impacting patient care.
Experience with change mangement process
Lean Training and experience
 
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*

Expertise in general nursing
Experience in a complex bargained for work environment
Familiarity with the continuous quality improvement LEAN processes
Training and/or experience in process improvement
Demonstrated Leadership roles in quality and safety efforts
Experience in fundamental aspects of root cause analysis and successful action planning
Familiar with UMHS policies and procedures
Familiar with UMHS nursing specific policies, proceedures and UMPNC contract

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week
Shift: Shift and hours will vary based on departmental needs
Location: 8th floor, University Hospital, Dual Units Nursing Administration and QI 
 
This position will funding from 2 departments: UMH Nursing Surgical Admin-Dept #316021 (primary) and UMH QI Michigan Quality System-Dept #315626.
 

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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

Michigan Medicine 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.