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  • Design and implement education programs to meet practice standards
  • Work collaboratively with the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance staff to meet the educational goals and objectives of the department thus provide high quality patient care in compliance with all department policies and quality measures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Joint Commission Standards, AORN Standards, and all state and federal regulations required by law.
  • Establishes a collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel
  • Continuously plans, implements, assesses and evaluates staff and student education programs, professional development and learning experiences
  • Demonstrates expert level clinical practice by maintaining clinical competency at all times including but not limited to scrubbing and circulating.
  • Works collaboratively with leadership team by maintaining knowledge for specific staffing needs for individual services
  • Work with service leads, educators, charge nurses, and managers in the individual services to maintain clinical and professional competencies
  • Design and participate in the production of self-instruction and multi-media education programs such as Mlearning
  • Promote the integration of research and evidence based practice findings into clinical practice for the surgical setting
  • Actively participates in a professional organization: such as AORN
  • Actively works toward the UMHS Framework level of Role Specific Advancement toward Mastery Education Nurse Coordinator.
  • Works collaboratively with preceptors to educate new hires and develop a teaching plan based on the individual learner. 

Supervision Received from: Direction is received from the Perioperative Education Specialist Supervisor and the CVC OR/PACU Clinical Nursing Director.

Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision may be exercised over Registered Nurses Level A - E, LPN's, Allied Health, Service/Maintenance and other support staff.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted under the Role-Specific Advancement Model (RSAM) as:
Actual RSAM LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.

Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

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

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience in cardiac surgery is necessary.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan is required.
  • Minimum of three to five years of current perioperative nursing practice in cardiac surgery.
  • Consistent application of competency-based approach to nursing theory and practice following UMHS OR Nursing, Elsevier, and UMHS Policies and Guidelines.
  • Understands the theory based approach to Perioperative nursing using AORN Standards and Practices Guidelines.
  • Able to utilize electronic learning management systems to carry out and schedule educational programs such as Mlearning.
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills including in Microsoft Office, Qualtrics or Survey Monkey, and Outlook.
  • Able to demonstrate and understand the principles of learning with novice to expert staff at all levels using the three domains of learning (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective)
  • Demonstrates exemplary communication skills- written, verbal, and non-verbal.
  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge of perioperative nursing skills for cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery.
  • Demonstrates expert skill level in scrubbing and circulating all cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery procedures and related interventional cardiovascular procedures.
  • Act as a positive and professional role model while teaching, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and professionalism in the Perioperative area.
  • Previous teaching or precepting experience in a cardiovascular unit/OR.
  • Demonstrates and promotes a culture of following UMHS Policies and Guidelines
  • Demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and the ability to develop professionalism within the unit by effective team work, positive attitude, enthusiasm and leadership skills
  • Willing to participate and learn a variety of teaching and training modalities including procedure simulation.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, perfusionists, etc.) in building teaching models for a multi-disciplined patient care setting.

NOTE: the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position must meet required qualifications.

RESUME REQUIRED: You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position

Desired Qualifications*

  • MSN or MS Degree or currently enrolled in a MSN or MS Degree Program
  • CNOR certification desired; plans to obtain the CNOR within 6 months of hire/transfer date
  • Highly accountable for self-development and teamwork in education role
  • Participates in unit Professional Practice Model
  • Experience in computer based teaching modules in the area of Perioperative nursing (AORN Periop 101)
  • Experience in classroom and clinical teaching of new hires specifically RN interns, experienced OR RNs, STs, PTs, and student externships for orientation
  • Experience in teaching adult learners with in the community setting. 

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week,
Shift: Day Shift, Flex shift times as needed for learners (5 days per week/8-hr day)
Location: Cardiovascular Center Operating Room

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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.