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Job Summary

Position Title                                                                                     

Working Title: Senior Director - Finance and Business Operations for Nursing Services, Care Management, Respiratory Care and Social Work
Market Title: Administrative Director, Healthcare Senior

Purpose of Position

To manage the administrative and financial activities of a major academic, research and/or patient care unit with general authority to approve business transactions and administrative policies and procedures.

Organizational Relationships

Reports directly to the Michigan Medicine, Chief Nursing Executive.

Direction is received from the Chief Nursing Executive.  The Director of Finance and Business Operations works with the Chief Nursing Officers to formulate financial frameworks and administrative policies, as well as, educate and consult with Associate Chief Nursing Officers, Departmental Administrative Directors and Nursing Senior Directors, Clinical Nursing Directors and staff to effectively administer policies and procedures. 

Collaborates with Michigan Medicine Senior Leadership, Segment Triads, Associate Chief Financial Officers, Clinical Nursing Directors, Departmental Directors, and Staff, Central Finance, Purchasing and clinical and hospital departments to address financial and facilities issues and other improvement opportunities.

Supervision is exercised over the Nursing Business Office.

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.

Why Work at Michigan?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.


Management Responsibilities 

Work with the Chief Nursing Executive to develop, manage and oversee the financial and business operations of the Nursing Services, Care, Respiratory Care and Social Work business units.  

Manage and oversee the preparation of the operating budget for the units referenced above, and build team consensus regarding controls to operate within budgetary constraints.

Monitor business operations through review of periodic and special reports.

Manage the preparation of financial and administrative reports with full responsibility for policy interpretation and statistical analyses.

Oversee, in a coordinating and consultative capacity, the business and support services of Nursing Services and areas reporting to the Chief Nursing Executive.

Oversee and coordinate the preparation of major acquisition or program proposals for business units reporting to the Chief Nursing Executive.  

Foster collaboration between Nursing Services, Care Management, Respiratory Care, and Social Work to identify and implement business process improvements to improve system-wide throughput and clinical care. 

Participate with executive, administrative and/or clinical leadership in the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, policy sessions, operations research/evaluations and/or other service activities that have institutional impact.

Coordinate the acquisition and allocation of capital equipment for Nursing Services, Care Management, Respiratory Care and Social Work with Segment Leadership.

Develop and implement administrative policies and procedures for Nursing Services.

Represent Chief Nursing Executive on institutional committees such as the Space Committee and Hospital Clinical Capital.  

Prepare costing estimates and serve as a consultant during MNA labor negotiations.

Oversee the annual Internal Controls and space programs set out by the Institution.

Represent the business units detailed above to administrators and others with general authority to make commitments on administrative/financial policies and procedures.

Review and recommend productive and non-productive resource requirements and/or requests.

Determine appropriate salary offers/increases/adjustments and review job reclassification requests.

Recommend salary and commodity budget allocation and expenditures.

Advise management regarding unit finances, reports and other business activities.

Resolve operating problems and management and/or employee conflicts and grievances.

Effectively meet the institutional goals and objectives and meets all timelines for reporting.

Educate Michigan Medicine Nursing Leadership and staff on related financial processes and practices.

Effectively demonstrate all leadership competencies required by Michigan Medicine.

Effectively manage the financial office to ensure compliance with all University and regulatory agency requirements.

Demonstrate behaviors compliant with Michigan Medicine values, goals, policies and procedures and affirmative action policies.


Professional Development

Actively participates in the performance planning, competency, and individual development planning process.

Attends relevant competency training, staff development in services and conferences to maintain and improve knowledge base, competency and skills.

Keeps records and documented evidence of attendance.


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*


Master's Degree in Business/Health Administration or equivalent is necessary


No specific license is required.


At least 5-10 years of progressive administrative experience in health care is necessary.


Demonstrated expertise in accounting is necessary, with a background in finance, preferred.

Experience in the financial management of Nursing Services is desirable.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise discretion in matters of a confidential and sensitive nature is essential.

Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with individuals and/or teams, across disciplines, is essential.

Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in oral and written forms is necessary.

Working knowledge of University and departmental policies, rules and regulations is desirable.

Some knowledge of the principles and applications of information technology is desirable.

Knowledge of Michigan Medicine Clinical Enterprise structure and Capital processes is desirable.


Note: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

Work Schedule

Hours:  Full-Time;  40 hours/week.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Shift: Requires flexibility to department needs
Location/ Department:  Michigan Medicine- University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Nursing Administration

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. 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 any time 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.