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Job Summary

Coordinate and optimize patient flow across the OR/PACU in order to promote quality, safety, and appropriate nursing staff. Act as a liaison for clinical and operational issues surrounding patient placement in partnership with anesthesia, OR, and surgical services. Assist the nurse manager in planning and management of patient care. Provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research. Assist nursing leadership team in planning and managing the clinical and administrative operations of the CVC OR, including supervision of the nursing and support staff. Share 24/7 phone/pager coverage that addresses department operational needs.

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.


  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Provide effective communication between all team members to ensure seamless process.
  • Assist in staffing schedules. Assist in coordinating between management and patient care activities consistent with the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Center mission and goal statements.
  • Maintain collaborative/consultative relationship with other professionals and administrative personnel.
  • Provide ongoing assessment and communication of OR and patient status to OR, PACU and Anesthesia.
  • Assess patient volumes and workload intensity in all areas for coordination and placement of patients.
  • Work closely with OR, PACU and Anesthesia Charge to coordinate staffing with real time activity.
  • Act as a liaison between the OR/PACU/Anesthesia department and patients and families.
  • Coordinate the management, preparedness, and cleanliness of the OR.
  • Provide continuous communication of OR staffing, on-call, patient safety and parent concerns.
  • Provide Administrative and functional supervisor is exercised over nursing and support staff as
  • delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director. Clinical nurse supervisor reports directly to the Clinical Nursing Director.

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*

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.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Minimum five (5) years of Registered Nurse experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years (within the last 5 years) RN experience in an OR setting. 
  • Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability including charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework, management, or ability to perform as role model to nursing staff.

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 experience.
  • Master of Science in Nursing  
  • CNOR
  • Consultative and teaching skills.
  • Experience with family centered care philosophy.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development activities.
  • Knowledge of the University of Michigan Health System policies and practices. 
  • Unit committee membership
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to professionally work with a diverse group of people in a diplomatic and effective manner.
  • Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively.
  • Computer competency including, Word, Excel and the ability to extract data from University based supported computer databases.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct nursing practice and apply nursing judgment to a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated consistent critical thinking skills.                                                                             
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week
Shift: Evening shift; 12-9p; hours will flex to department need
Location: Frankel Cardiovascular Center Operating Room

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.