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Job Summary

The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (7D) is a 10-bed adult cardiac medicine intensive care unit. The unit specializes in patients who have heart failure, acute MI’s, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart defects, bridge to transplant, as well as patients requiring interventions.  Patients may require the following therapies, intra-aortic balloon pumps, impella devices, CRRT, or cooling.
Staff members collaborate with the inter-disciplinary team to provide the best care and work collaboratively as a team. This team consists of Clinical Nursing Director, CNS, Educator, Supervisors, Attending Physicians, Fellows, Residents, and Interns, Respiratory therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, and Care Management to name a few. 

*This posting replaces #199204

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.


To assist the department director in planning and management of the unit and the provision of patient care. 
To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research. 
To assist in coordinating between management and patient care activities consistent with the Michigan Medicine’s mission and goal statements. 
Reports directly to the 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 Clinical Nursing Director. 

Responsibilities include: 

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 leadership team as delegated by Nurse Manager. 

Clinical Practice: 
Rotate to the off shifts as determined by staffing needs and the Nurse Director. 
To provide clinical assessment., mentoring, coaching and evaluation of staff. 

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 for unit staff as delegated by the Nurse Manager. Participate in hiring activities of unit staff, conducting personnel interviews and reference checks. Collaborate with Educational Coordinator to implement competency based evaluation. 
Participate in developing of unit/area policy/procedure 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 five (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse. 
  • Minimum two (2) years (within the last 5 years) RN experience in critical care. 
  • Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability including; charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework, or other management 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*

  • 2 years of recent cardiovascular ICU RN experience. 
  • Previous supervisory experience. 
  • Master of Science Nursing. 
  • Knowledge of the Michigan Medicine policies and practices. 
  • Consultative and teaching skills.
  • Unit committee membership. 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 
  • Evidence of ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with nurse director, supervisors, unit leadership, administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates. 
  • Computer competency including Word, Excel, and be able to extract data from University supported computer data bases.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours 
Shift: All shifts and weekends will be required based on unit need.
Location: University Hospital- Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 7D

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.