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Job Summary

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The Clinical Nursing Director will plan and manage the clinical and administrative operations with 24/7 accountability and responsibility for the 20 bed Adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and the University Hospital Adult Rapid Response Nursing Team.  

SICU is a 20 bed adult high acuity Intensive Care.  The unit admits to approximately 20 varying services.  

SICU is home to Adult Liver Transplant post-op patients. It is a regional center for Adult ARDS/ECMO therapy.   

SICU is also home to the institutional Adult Rapid Response Nursing Team.

The Clinical Nursing Director plans and manages the clinical and administrative operations, with responsibility for the following: assuring implementation of patient care and quality standards; planning, organizing and evaluating clinical practice; educational activities; participating in planning, development and implementation of unit policies, goals and objectives and standards of nursing practice; counseling and evaluating the performance and clinical practice of the nursing staff; oversight of staff development and unit orientation programs to ensure compliance with practice standards; identification and resolution of unit operational problems; represent the unit on assigned clinical area and health-system committees; maintain compliance with Federal and State regulations, and accreditation standards regarding affirmative action, safety and patient care; actively collaborate in the development of annual budgets; manage and provide variance reporting of activity, payroll, commodity and capital budgets; participate in/lead new program development & implementation. 

Goals and outcomes are achieved in collaboration with the unit Medical Director partner. Work closely with the Medical Director and area Associate Chief Nursing Officer to create and support an environment where cutting-edge and innovative care is provided to a continually growing and evolving population of patients. 

Responsibilities*

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RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop and implement unit goals and objectives which include the establishment of standards of practice in patient care consistent with national professional and regulatory guidelines. 
  • Integrate unit goals and objectives with Nursing Service goals and objectives. Advise and assist with the establishment of priorities and institutional program development. 
  • Work closely with medical staff and other disciplines for the successful implementation of patient, unit and institutional objectives. Assist in the resolution of interdisciplinary operating problems. 
  • Supervise operations of the unit. Establish minimum/maximum staffing patterns to insure quality patient care. Initiate and implement a staffing schedule which is consistent with care requirements and responds to varying patient activity and acuity. 
  • Identify and recommend specific staffing needs and position qualifications consistent with the respective unit objectives and patient case mix. 
  • Interview and select qualified personnel. 
  • Evaluate performance of nursing staff responsible for unit patient care. Make recommendations for merit awards and personnel classification changes. Counsel and discipline nursing staff to enable achievement of unit and institutional objectives, particularly as related to high quality patient care. 
  • Interpret and implement University and hospital personnel policies and programs and ensure their uniform and correct application. 
  • Project and monitor personnel budget for patient care unit. Provide information regarding budget variances with action plans. 
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines to plan, evaluate, and implement the commodity budget for the patient care unit. 
  • Collaborate with Clinical Nurse Specialists and Education Nurse Coordinators to initiate and implement education that supports orientation to patient care responsibilities and staff development.  Encourage and provide opportunities for continuing education of the nursing staff.
  • Initiate, plan, analyze, and participate in Nursing staff development programs and workshops. 
  • Participate in concurrent and retrospective evaluation of patient care consistent with the hospital quality improvement program. Through this review process, evaluate and recommend changes and improvements in areas affecting the quality of patient care, in keeping with regulatory standards.
  • Establish guidelines with the nursing faculty, which support the institutional goal of providing the primary clinical environment for nursing students. Facilitate, coordinate, and monitor the clinical experience of nursing and other students. 
  • Initiate and cooperate in the applied research in health care in keeping with the institutional objectives of maintaining prominence in developing new modes of clinical practice. 
  • Formulate personal professional goals and prepare written annual self-evaluation for Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO).

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.  
  • Master's degree in Nursing or Health Care Administration, Public Health, Business or related field (a Juris Doctor degree may be considered). If Master's degree is not in Nursing, a Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required.
  • Recent experience in Nursing Management in a tertiary care setting.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of Critical Care Nursing experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence, preferably in a Critical Care setting. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills including personnel management and the ability to perform as a role model for Nursing Staff. 
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a manner that fosters teambuilding and provides visionary direction for team members. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clinical nurse specialist, administrators, physicians, peers, and staff of all disciplines to enhance and improve patient care outcomes. 
  • Experience with change management process.
  • Evidence of successful implementation of initiatives positively impacting patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, encourage and support a positive work environment

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*

  • Prior management experience in a Critical Care setting.
  • Experience in Adult ARDS ECMO therapy including the RN Primary Care Model.  
  • Experience in planning, implementing and expanding Adult Rapid Response Nursing Team.
  • Expertise in Critical Care Nursing Initiatives.
  • Experience in Adult Transplant programs.  
  • Familiarity with APACHE data system. 
  • Experience with interest based problem solving and negotiations.  
  • Expertise and familiarity with the Continuous Quality Improvement process is desirable, including LEAN training

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week
Shift: Shift and hours will vary based on unit needs
Location: University Hospital; 5D SICU

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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