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Job Summary

To assist the Clinical Nursing Director in planning and management of the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital patient care services. To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research. 
To assist in coordinating patient care services consistent with Michigan Medicine mission, values  and goals. 
Reports directly to the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital Clinical Nursing Director. 
Collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel. Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing and support staff as delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director.

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.

Responsibilities*

Clinical Practice: 
Maintain clinical competency in the care of the patient populations cared for within Women's Hospital. Maintain significant presence across all treatment areas within Women's, rounding on patients and families, and interfacing with staff, to facilitate patient care excellence and high reliability. Anticipate and respond to patient/family issues and concerns.   

Management of Clinical Area: 
Operations - Participate in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives for Women's. Participate in development of unit policy/procedure and patient care standards for Women's. Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements. Interpret and implement the Health System and University policies and procedures and the standards of regulatory agencies. Participate in planning and problem solving of daily Women's Hospital operations, productivity, priorities of patient services, and urgent and emergent care. 

Staff - Participate in the selection of candidates for nursing, technical, and clerical positions within Women's Hospital. Provide counseling opportunities for growth and development of staff as well as performance evaluation. Participate in the training of staff to facilitate highly reliable patient care and collaborative teamwork. 

Financial - Participate in the monitoring of Women's payroll and commodity expenditures. Provide input into the payroll and commodity budget planning process. Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population, staffing skill mix, and budgetary requirements. 

Quality Improvement and Research: 
Participate in planning, coordinating and evaluating Women's Hospital quality improvement activities. Promote the integration of research findings into clinical practice by Women's nursing staff. Promote staff involvement in clinical research. Use lean management and high reliability principles to optimize department operations.

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*

Applicant must meet one of the following:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (or)
  • Associate degree or diploma in Nursing AND a Masters Degree in Nursing
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan

Minimum five (5) years RN experience. Minimum two (2) years of recent (within the last 5 years) RN experience in an LDR/LDRP setting.  

Demonstrated leadership skills including creative and effective problem-solving, ability to effectively collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, and ability to direct nursing practice and apply critical thinking skills/judgment to a variety of situations.

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.

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/management experience, including schedule management;
Previous experience in non-obstetric operating room or post-anesthesia care unit; 
Recent experience in high-risk perinatal nursing;
Certification in Operating Room or Post-Anesthesia Care Nursing
Certification in Perinatal Nursing or Nursing Management/Administration;
Completion of the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course;
Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policies and practice;
NRP certification

Demonstrated effectiveness in verbal and written communication, including conflict management/resolution.
Demonstrated ability to work independently in meeting project/assignment deadlines and expectations within competing priorities.
Evidence of continuing education/development in perinatal nursing and/or leadership skills.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours
Shift:  Primarily Day shift with flexibility to cover needs of the unit, will require weekend responsibility including work and on-call. 
Location: Von Voigtlander Women's Birth Center- 9 East & 9 West, 9 Central, Triage, OR, PACU

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.

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.