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Job Summary

8E is an acute care unit that cares for Adult Surgical patients- Endocrine surgery and benign Gynecologic surgery and Gynecologic Oncology patients. We also care for medicine hematology patients, including blood cancers- leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, blood diseases- aplastic anemia, immune and genetic diseases.
All nurses on this unit receive required, hospital based training, competency check off for chemotherapy administration and EKG interpretation training.  We have telemetry capability to provide the highest possible level of care for our patient population. The University of Michigan Health is a Magnet recognized hospital. We have recently been named #1 hospital in Michigan and #5 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 2018-19!

The 8E Nurse Supervisor will:

To assist the department manager 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 and Health System mission and goal statements. 
To assist in managing budgets, payroll, commodities, staffing/scheduling, hiring and staff reviews. 
The Clinical Nursing 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 CND.
24/7 Accountability for the unit.

Partnering and working with 7W supervisor and staff.  7W is 8E's partner unit and many of the staff are cross trained to work on either 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 Clinical Nursing Director. 

Clinical Practice: 

  • Schedule flexibility will be necessary, including 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 Educational Coordinator 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.

Expectations of the position:

  • Demonstrated understanding and support of patient and family-centered care
  • Demonstrate ability to be effective, positive change agent 
  • Demonstrate flexibility related to unit staffing and patient care needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Administrators, Nurse Managers, Physicians, Peers, Subordinates, and other UMHS departments and groups.
  • Evidence of 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. 

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.


Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

The benefit package includes: 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off Allowances
  • Large offering of no cost CEs and professional development for advancement

Required Qualifications*

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. 
Required Educational Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree in Nursing OR Master's degree in Nursing
Minimum four (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Minimum two (2) years of recent acute care RN experience
Experience as a nurse leader (Charge Nurse, Team Leader, other management/ supervisory experience, or advancement in the Professional Development Framework) 
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
  • Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers policies and practices 
  • Consultative and teaching skills
  • Oncology and/or BMT experience as a RN
  • Experience with committee membership

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours/week 
Shift:  Requires flexibility to meet the needs of the unit 
Location: C.S. Mott C&W Hospital, 8E Adult Surgical Telemetry

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 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.


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