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Job Summary

 To assist the Health Center manager in planning and management of the patient care services.  To provide professional nursing leadership and administrative direction for nursing practice for Registered Nurses, and, as indicated, for Licensed Practical Nurses and assistive personnel. To participate as a member of an Ambulatory Care Unit’s leadership team to provide and continually improve health care services and to support the mission and goals of the Health System.  To ensure the quality of nursing services provided to patients.  The ideal candidate will be firm yet personable, a strong leader with the ability to set high standards and hold people accountable for meeting unit performance and patient care standards. They will have process improvement background and demonstrated ability as a change agent.

The Brighton Center for Specialty Care is the newest University of Michigan Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children.  The brand new 2-story facility is located at 7500 Challis Rd. Brighton MI.  We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-focused individuals who will share in the goal of crafting the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.
Anticipated opening of the new Brighton Center for Specialty Care is September 2018.

Responsibilities*

Personnel Management
Select, hire and plan for staffing, consistent with service needs and budget
Schedule and assign clinical staff, arrange coverage as needed
Supervise, mentor, counsel, coach, and evaluate staff as part of a continuous development program within the Professional Framework
Participate in the development, implementation, and revision of individual performance plans
Support staff education, cross training and proficiency development
Develop and foster team work and building trusting relationships 
Facilitate open channels of communication with Director, Managers, peers, staff, and physicians.

Clinical Practice
Facilitate and support a nursing practice environment in which empowerment, responsibility, autonomy, accountability, collaboration and peer review are exercised
Provide direct patient care in the Infusion area to patients and families utilizing the nursing process
Coordinate quality assurance activities
Participate in the development of patient care models and systems
Serve as a role model to other departmental staff in the provision of direct patient care
Participate in multidisciplinary and unit problem-solving regarding patient care

Clinical Operations
Participate in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives.
Manages, directly and in collaboration with others, staffing, scheduling, benchmarking, work redesign and cost-management strategies in the planning and management of clinical operations.  
Provides input into nursing payroll budget, and monitors and problem solves with Administrators, Medical Directors and Health Center manager regarding variances.
Organizes and facilitates unit based educational activities and inservices.
Assures compliance with regulatory programs’ standards related to the nursing.  Provides leadership, assists and advises Administrators, Medical Directors, and Health Center managers in satisfying other regulatory standards.
Interprets and implements University and Health System policies and procedures.
Assists in the planning and implementation of new or expanded services and programs.
Provides interface and liaison communications regarding programs external to the unit which have implications for nursing staff.
Represents nursing, Ambulatory Care Services and/or the clinical department(s) or unit(s) on assigned committees

Quality Assurance and Research
Participates in and conducts the analysis of data.  Assists in the development of strategies to improve care management within the area or unit.
Participates in and supports the involvement of nursing staff in unit quality improvement activities.  Provides leadership to staff in understanding and applying quality improvement principles and adoption of evidence-based changes in practice into daily work.  Promotes the integration of research findings into clinical practice.
Supports research activities on the unit, as indicated.

Professional Development Education
Facilitate collective activity in professional organizations.
Contribute professional clinical and management expertise to other health professionals, both formally and informally.
Participate in professional organizations.
Develops self professionally through continuing education, professional reading, participation in professional organizations and networking.  Evaluates own performance periodically with the Health Center manager and Director of Nursing. 

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*

  • Required Educational Requirements: 
  • Applicant must meet one of the following
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing OR
    • Associates degree or diploma in Nursing and a Master's degree in Nursing.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience is as a registered nurse.
  • Minimum of three (3) years current clinical experience in Infusion.
  • Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability, including charge nurse, team leader or other management experience. 
  • Excellent customer service, communication, team building, and problem solving skills. Ability to work with multiple disciplines.
  • Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability is required, including charge nurse, team leader or other leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, conflict resolution and change management skills are required.
 
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*

  • Master's in Nursing preferred with certification in specialty or ambulatory care. 
  • Supervisory/management experience with responsibilities for staff development 
  • Advanced computer skills desired, including proficiency in MiChart, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and educational research systems. 
  • Experience with new program development
  • Ambulatory Care experience
  • Previous experience with PICC line insertion
  • Certification in administration of chemotherapy
  • Broad clinical experience in multiple specialties is desired.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week
Shift: Days; hours will flex to department need
Location: Ambulatory Care, Brighton Center for Specialty Care ADTU and Infusion areas.
May be required to travel to other sites, as needed.

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.