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Job Summary

The 5C Clinical Nursing Supervisor job summary:

  • To assist the department Clinical Nursing Director in planning, coordinating and managing clinical and administrative operations.  
  • 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/Michigan Medicine mission and goal statements. 
  • To assist in managing budgets, payroll, commodities, staffing/scheduling, hiring and staff reviews. 
  • The Clinical Nurse Supervisor will participate in new program development and implementation; plan, organize and evaluate patient care standards guidelines and educational activities; and monitor and implement the continuous quality improvement programs. 
  • This position reports directly to the Clinical Nursing Director.
  • 24/7 Accountability for the unit.


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.


 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 the leadership team as delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director. 

Clinical Practice: 

  • Schedule flexibility will be necessary, requiring rotation to the evening and night shifts, to provide clinical assessment, mentoring, coaching, support, and evaluation of staff on all shifts. 

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 of unit staff as delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director. 
  • Participate in hiring activities of unit staff, conduct personnel interviews and reference checks.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Nursing Director, Educational Nurse Coordinator, and Clinical Nurse Specialist to implement competency based evaluation. 
  • Participate in developing of unit/area policy/procedures 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 Masters degree in Nursing
  • Minimum three (3) years of recent (within the last 5 years) RN experience in acute care
  • Nursing leadership experience, to include: charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework, or other management/ supervisory experience. 
  • Committee membership experience

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 of Science Nursing
  • Previous supervisory experience 
  • Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers policies and practices 
  • Consultative and teaching skills
  • Surgical and or transplant RN experience
  • Understanding and support of patient and family-centered care
  • Ability to be effective, positive change agent Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Flexibility related to unit staffing and patient care needs. 
  • Ability to work effectively with Administrators, Nurse Managers, Physicians, Peers, Subordinates, and other UMHS departments and groups.
  • Ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively
  • Computer competency including Word, Excel, and be able to extract data from University supported computer data bases. 

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours/week 
Shift:  Requires flexibility to meet the needs of the unit. Off Shifts and weekends may be required based on the unit need.
Location: University Hospital, 5C Medical-Surgical Unit


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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.