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Job Summary

To assist the Clinical Nursing Director in planning and management of the Von Voigtlander Women's Birth Center 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 Michigan Medicine mission, values  and goals. 
Reports directly to the Birth Center Clinical Nursing Director. 
Collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel. Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing and support staff as delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director.

Responsibilities*

Clinical Practice: 
Maintain clinical competency in the care of the patient populations cared for within the unit.   Maintain significant presence across all treatment areas within the unit, rounding on patients and  families, and interfacing with staff, to facilitate patient care excellence.  

Management of Clinical Area: 
Participate in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives. Participate in development of unit policy/procedure and patient care standards. Participate in planning and problem solving of daily unit 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 unit 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

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 license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan


Applicant must meet one of the following:
Bachelors Degree in Nursing (or) Associate Degree or diploma in Nursing AND a Masters Degree in Nursing


Minimum five years current/recent experience as a Registered Nurse in an LDR/LDRP setting, including experience in operative delivery and post-anesthesia care. 
Demonstrated leadership skills including creative and effective problem-solving, ability to effectively collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, and ability to direct nursing practice and apply critical thinking skills/judgment to a variety of situations.
Demonstrated effectiveness in verbal and written communication, including conflict management/resolution.
Demonstrated ability to work independently in meeting project/assignment deadlines and expectations within competing priorities.
Evidence of continuing education/development in perinatal nursing and/or leadership 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.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous supervisory/management experience, including schedule management;

Recent experience in high-risk perinatal nursing;
Certification in Perinatal Nursing or Nursing Management/Administration;
Completion of the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course;
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System policies and practice;
NRP certification

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours/ 4 days per week 
Shift:  2 pm to 12 midnight, or 12 midnight to 10 am, with flexibility to cover needs of the unit and weekend responsibility including on call. 
Location: Von Voigtlander Women's Birth Center- 9 East & 9 West

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.