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Job Summary

To provide highly responsible administrative support to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) This individual will be responsible for a wide variety of activities to enable greater effectiveness of the ACNO and to contribute to the accomplishment of the Department, Adult Medical Services and Organization’s mission.

This individual will contribute to all aspects of the ACNO work and leadership within the Department, with a focus on responsibility for representing nursing on clinical operations issues within the UH-Adult Medical Services. This also includes analyzing and assisting with communications, coordinating all aspects of strategic planning, coordination of leadership meetings, forums and schedules, helping to prioritize daily issues, coordinating and delegating agenda scheduling, and leading or assisting selected change initiatives and projects as assigned. The individual must have the skill set and experience to enable them to operate with wide discretion and independent judgment.

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports directly to the ACNO in the Department of Nursing.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Leaders of Nursing Services, Clinical Nursing Directors and other UMHS leadership and staff.
  • Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over support staff, as assigned.


  • Represent the Department of Nursing on clinical operations issues within the UH-Adult Medical Services.
  • Provide professional staff support on all aspects of leadership meetings and forums requiring independent judgment and planning.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Senior Leaders of Nursing Services and other discipline heads and nursing leaders, as assigned.
  • Coordinate, review, and summarize relevant literature sources and briefing requests, as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the Department’s functional areas and Hospital linkages to enable independent handling of appropriate matters.
  • Consult with Clinical Nursing Directors, executives, and employees to identify problems, develop improvements, and maintain quality standards.
  • Obtain and provide back-up information required to make strategic priorities progress smoothly, including analyzing, summarizing, and/or reviewing data; reporting findings, interpreting results, and/or making recommendations to assist achievement of objectives.
  • Direct the scheduling of meetings and oversee that final preparations are complete and of a high standard.
  • Attend leadership meetings as directed by the ACNO, summarize proceedings and efficiently distribute to those in attendance so that actions can be implemented and monitored.
  • Assure compliance with affirmative action and safety programs.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
  • Master Degree in Nursing
    • If Master Degree is not in Nursing a Bachelor degree in Nursing is required.
  • Considerable progressively responsible administrative experience is necessary.
  • Demonstrated leadership in all aspects of project management is required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams, and represent the ACNO as required to a wide range of external and internal parties is required.
  • Advanced skills in computer software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are necessary.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, punctuation, spelling, grammatical skills and proof-reading skills to facilitate and expedite communication is necessary.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of Patient and Family-Centered Care.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead efforts of complex change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LEAN principles and methods

Additional Information

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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

The University of Michigan Health System 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.