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To assist the department manager in planning and management of the unit and provision of patient care.  
To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, service, education and research.
To assist in coordinating between management and patient care activities consistent with the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Center mission and goal statements.
Reports directly to the Nurse Manager. Collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing and support staff as delegated by Nurse Manager.

Responsibilities include:

Personnel Management:
Plan, assign and supervise the work of nursing and support staff.
Participate in interviewing, selecting and orienting nursing and support staff.
Participate in the counseling, coaching, discipline, and evaluation of unit staff.
Participate in the development, implementation and revision of individual performance plans.
Facilitate open channels of communication with managers, peers, staff, and physicians.
Coach and mentor Charge Nurses, Staff Nurses, and members of leadership team as delegated by Nurse Manager.

Clinical Practice: 
Provide patient care on a regularly scheduled basis and maintain clinical expertise.
To provide clinical assessment, mentoring, coaching and evaluation of staff.

Management of Clinical Area:
Participate in the development and implementation of unit or area goals and objectives.
Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements.
Participate in planning and problem solving of daily unit/area operations, priorities of patient services, and urgent and emergent care.
Interpret and implement the Hospital and University policies and procedures and the standards of regulatory agencies.
Participate in the monitoring of Department payroll and commodity expenditures.
Provide input into the payroll and commodity budget planning process.
Coordinate performance evaluation activities for unit staff as delegated by the nurse manager.
Participate in hiring activities of unit staff, conducting personnel interviews and reference checks.
Collaborate with Clinical Nurse Specialist to implement competency based evaluation.
Participate in developing of unit/area policy/procedure and standards of Nursing Care.
Anticipate and respond to patient/family issues and concerns.

Quality Assurance 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, as applicable.


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

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

Minimum five (5) years experience as a Registered Nurse.
Certification in Wound/Ostomy care preferred, but would have to complete within 6 months of hire if not currently certified.
Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability including; charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework advancement, or other management experience.
Unit committee leadership position.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers and all members of the health care team.
Demonstrated ability to work and problem solve with other departments.
Computer competency including Word, Excel, and be able to extract data from University supported computer data bases.

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be considered for this 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 experience.
Minimum of two (2) years of Wound/Ostomy care
Master of Science Nursing.
Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers policies and practices.
Consultative and teaching skills.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours / 5 days per week, will include weekend shifts
Shift: Primarily will be Monday thru Friday with some weekends required based on unit need.
The expected staffing component is 30%.
Location: Wound and Ostomy Services

All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.

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.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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