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We, the MAC (Medicine and Cardiovascular) nursing teams, are committed to advancing and providing the finest care, through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence. Each MAC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The MAC team is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care.

Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the CVC culture. To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume. The cover letter should address each of the following points in about 50 words or less:

1.Describe your background and qualifications and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position at the CVC.
2. Outline your service excellence, communications and event planning skills and experiences which would be applicable to this position.
3. In your most recent position, how was service excellence emphasized?
4. Describe a situation in which a customer or colleague was upset and the steps you took to resolve the issue to a reasonable conclusion.
5. Describe your key impressions of the CVC presentation found here:  University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center  or

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.


The Clinical Nursing Director will plan and manage the clinical and administrative operations of the 24-bed Adult Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. 
Assure implementation of patient care and quality assurance standards; and to plan, organize and evaluate clinical practice and educational activities.
Participate in planning, development and implementation of unit policies, goals and objective and standard of nursing practice.
Counsel and evaluate the performance and clinical practice of the nursing staff. This includes staff develop programs, unit orientation to ensure compliance with practice standards. Identify and resolve unit operational problems.
Represent the unit on assigned clinical area and Hospital committees. Maintain compliance with Federal and State regulations regarding affirmative action, safety and patient care. Actively collaborate in the development of annual budgets; manage and provide variance reporting of activity, payroll, commodity, & capital budgets; participate in the new program development & implementation; work closely with the MPLAN partner/ Medical Director to create and support an environment where cutting-edge and innovative care is provided to a continually growing number of adult medicine patients. Provide administrative/management leadership personnel management.

  • Develop and implement unit goals and objectives which include the establishment of standards of practice in patient care consisted with national professional and regulatory guidelines.
  • Integrate unit goals and objectives with Nursing Service goals and objectives. Advise and assist with the establishment of priorities and institutional program development.
  • Work closely with medical staff and other disciplines for the successful implementation of patient, unit and institutional objectives. Assist in the resolution of interdisciplinary operating problems.
  • Supervise operations of the unit. Establish minimum/maximum staffing patterns to insure quality patient care. Initiate and implement a staffing schedule which is consistent with care requirements and responds to varying patient activity and patient mix.
  • Identify and recommend specific staffing needs and position qualifications consistent with the respective unit objectives and patient case mix.
  • Interview and select qualified personnel.
  • Evaluate performance of nursing staff responsible to patient care unit. Make recommendations for merit awards and personnel classification changes. Counsel and discipline nursing staff to enable achievement of unit and institutional objectives, particularly as related to high quality patient care.
  • Interpret and implement University and hospital personnel policies and programs and ensure their uniform and correct application.
  • Project and monitor personnel budget for patient care unit. Provide information regarding budget variances to Clinical Directors.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines to plan, evaluate, and implement the commodity budget for the patient care unit.
  • Initiate and implement inservice guidelines for unit level orientation and staff development. Encourage and provide opportunities for continuing education of the nursing staff.
  • Initiate, plan, analyze, and participate in Nursing staff development programs and workshops.
  • Participate in concurrent and retrospective evaluation of patient care consistent with the hospital quality assurance program. Through this review process, evaluate and recommend changes and improvements in areas affecting the quality of patient care.
  • Establish guidelines with the nursing faculty, which support the institutional goal of providing the primary clinical environment for nursing students. Facilitate, coordinate, and monitor the clinical experience of nursing and other students.
  • Initiate and cooperate in the applied research in health care in keeping with the institutional objectives of maintaining prominence in developing new modes of clinical practice.
  • Formulate professional goals and prepare written evaluation for clinician director
Reporting Relationship:  The CVICU Clinical Nursing Director reports to the CV/Neuro Subsegment Associate Chief Nursing Officer.

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.  
  • Master's degree in Nursing or Health Care Administration, Public Health, Business or related field (a Juris Doctor degree may be considered). If Master's degree is not in Nursing, a Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required.
  • Two (2) years recent leadership experience, to include demonstrated leadership, management, communication, counseling, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and group process skills
  • Minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence
  • 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 by the Magnet Recognition Program and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  See full list here 

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*

  • Two (2) years recent supervisory experience in cardiovascular disease management; ICU supervisory experience is highly desired
  • Minimum of five (5) years of RN experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence in cardiovascular disease management
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills including personnel management and the ability to perform as a role model for Nursing Staff. 
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a manner that fosters teambuilding and to provide visionary direction for team members
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers, and subordinates.
  • Experience with change management process required
  • Experience with Interest-based problem solving and negotiations
  • Familiarity with the continuous quality improvement process

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week; FLSA Status: Exempt
Shift: Requires flexibility to unit needs
Location:Cardiovascular Center- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

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 any time 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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