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Job Summary

Basic Function and Responsibilities:
The Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Cardiovascular and Neurosciences Programs provides leadership in all aspects of nursing.  These functions include: planning, managing, and evaluating all administrative and operational activities within the Cardiovascular Center and University Hospital nursing services and other clinical programmatic areas, as assigned. 
Organizational Relationships:
Reports directly to the Chief Nursing Officer for the University Hospital/Cardiovascular Center.
Partners with the Associate Chief Clinical Officer and the Associate Chief Operations Officer for CV/Neuro as part of the Subsegment Leadership Triad.  Collaborates with Nurse leader colleagues, Department Chairs and other Michigan Medicine leadership and staff.
Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over Clinical Nursing Directors, Nursing Supervisors, Staff Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Professional/Administrative and office staff, and assistive personnel.

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 Join Michigan Medicine?

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 30,000 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.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Program & Clinical Management
Provide leadership for the effective management of change and transition within Nursing and the institution.  Utilize a data-based approach and facilitate innovation and creativity in the development of new initiatives to support ongoing performance improvement and organizational change.
Partner with the Associate Chief Clinical Officer and the Associate Chief Operations Officer in the operation of assigned clinical/programmatic areas.
Actively mentor and coach direct reports in the execution of Hospital and departmental policies, objectives and operating procedures and all aspects of leadership.
Develop and implement nursing administrative policies to carry out the objectives of the assigned areas.
Participate and ensure coordination of professional nursing functions across clinical areas.
Actively engage and support team building and effective teamwork within departmental and institutional teams.
Collaborate with the Nursing Executive Team, Chief Nursing Officers, UM Health- Michigan Medicine leadership and UM School of Nursing faculty in research and educational activities.
Partner with the Associate Chief Clinical Officer and the Associate Chief Operations Officer in programmatic development, facility planning, problem-solving, quality and cost improvement initiatives and implementation of patient and family-centered care.
Resolve clinical and operational problems of assigned areas consulting with Hospital administrators, service chiefs and patient care staff utilizing an interest-based problem-solving approach.
Actively participate in strategic planning, policy formulation, problem solving and management of Nursing Services, as well as the Hospitals and Health Centers, as assigned.
Maintain accountability for compliance with professional nursing standards, regulatory agency standards and federal and state regulations regarding patient care.
Represent Nursing Services and the Chief Nursing Officer on committees and other activities ensuring collaboration and liaison with appropriate Hospital-wide groups.
Represent Hospital administration to members of the community in the promotion of good public relations for Michigan Medicine.
Act as preceptor/mentor for graduate nursing students.
Demonstrate behaviors which are compliant with UM Health- Michigan Medicine values, goals, policies and procedures and affirmative action policies.
Financial Management
Determine the need for, and allocation of, human, space, fiscal and material resources for clinical/programmatic areas administered.
Work with associated teams to determine and implement improvements in Hospital facilities, including construction or renovation of structures and purchase of major equipment.
Develop, monitor, approve, and implement, operating budgets of clinical/programmatic areas administrated, as well as, major capital expenditures.
Develop, implement and evaluate cost-effective initiatives related to nursing service operations and patient care services both within the assigned area of responsibility and in collaboration with other areas and departments.
Maintain accountability for budget management within designated administrative areas.   Analyze budget variances and initiate corrective action plans to resolve variances.
Personnel Management
Maintain accountability for all aspects of personnel management which include: recruitment and selection, counseling, disciplinary processes, and mentoring of Clinical Nursing Directors, Clinical Nurse Specialists and other personnel, as assigned.
Maintain accountability for compliance with bargaining unit and institutional agreements with employees.
Utilize an interest-based process for problem solving and resolving issues with employees.
Performance Improvement
Establish, monitor, and implement nursing and patient care standards across all areas of responsibility.
Effectively meet all goals and performance objectives for Nursing Services and UM Health- Michigan Medicine, as established, annually.
Oversee collaborative activities with patient care support services to ensure delivery of a level of service consistent with quality patient care and cost-effectiveness outcomes.
Professional Development
Actively participate in the performance planning, competency, and individual development planning process.
Attend relevant competency training, staff development inservices and conferences to maintain and improve knowledge base, competency and skills.
Attends relevant professional and/or leadership development opportunities.
Keeps records and documented evidence of attendance.


Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. 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 Nursing or Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Business, or related field (Juris Doctor degree may be considered) 
If Master’s degree is not in Nursing, then a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required.
Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related health care field is strongly preferred

Current State of Michigan Board of Nursing licensure is required.
Nurse Leadership certification or completion within one (1) year of accepting this position or when eligible to certify, whichever comes first.  Certification is expected to be maintained while in this leadership role.  Examples include Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) or, Nurse Executive (NE-BC).  Certifications must be recognized ty the Magnet Recognition Program and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  See full list here 
At least five years of clinical experience in nursing with demonstrated progression in supervisory and administrative roles is required.  
Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation is also required.  
Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with 
individuals and/or teams, across disciplines, is required.
Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in oral and written forms is required.
Working knowledge of University policies and procedures is desired.

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.

Work Schedule

FLSA Status: Exempt; full-time

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.

Decision Making 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.  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.