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Job Summary

This Clinical Nursing Director position is responsible for the development, planning, design, delivery and evaluation/improvement of home care services, programs and operations, including leadership and direction of administrative, financial, and operational activities of the following Post-Acute Care Services (PACs): Michigan Visiting Nurses, Mom/Baby Program, Mother/Infant Health Program, HomeMed Nursing, Hospital Care at Home, House Calls, Sub-Acute Program, Patient Monitoring at Home. Additionally, this position is responsible for establishing standards of care that comply with federal and state regulations and guidelines, including Medicare Conditions of Participation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED FROM: UMMG Chief Nursing Officer and PACs Associate Chief Operating Officer\Administrator

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Functional and administrative supervision is exercised.

For additional information on Michigan Medicine's Post-Acute Care Services, visit our website.

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

Responsibilities*

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the home health agency.
• Assumes the responsibilities and obligations of the Michigan Visiting Nurses (MVN) administrator when the administrator is not available
• Ensures appropriate manager for all skilled professional services by the appropriate specialty discipline.
• Ensures a clinical supervisor is available during all operating hours. 
• Ensures that the department employs qualified personnel, including assuring the development of personnel qualifications and policies.
• Ensures attainment of staff productivity and effective utilization of resources.
• Ensures all staff are supervised and practicing within the scope of their position.
• Ensures that staff job performance is evaluated and documented on a regular basis through objective review.  Completes employee performance appraisals annually. 
• Participates in the development, execution, and evaluation of collective bargaining agreements as they apply to home care nursing and home health aide services.
• Provides department and institutional leadership for home care nursing professional practice issues.
• Demonstrates commitment and accountability for creating an environment that makes Michigan Medicine HCS an employer of choice.  
• Works with Human Resources regarding need for additional staff, interviewing and screening of applicants, and assisting in orientation of new staff to department standards. 
• Creates the annual operating budget and capital expenditure plan to ensure programs and services meet customer needs/expectations and strategic objectives. 
• Receives, investigates and resolves patient complaints. 
• Implements governing body directives and ensures that appropriate service policies are developed and implemented.
• Reviews and revises operating policies, procedures and guidelines, seeking input from the PACs governing body. Ensures policies, procedures, guidelines and practices comply with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements and governmental and accrediting agencies.
• Informs the administrator and staff of current organizational, community, and industry trends.
• Collaborates with the Post-Acute Care Services Operations Director(s)
• Prepares and submits Michigan Visiting Nurses (MVN), and HomeMed program evaluations to PACs administrator.
• Addresses allegations of fraud and waste. 
• Collaborates with leaders across the institution to ensure safe and effective patient transitions to home care.
• Works closely with management staff to review existing operating systems to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and quality, as well as compliance with all standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies. 
• Directs the preparation and implementation of a strategic plan for the department(s). 
• Directs the preparation of business plans for new projects and assesses the fit of these plans within the home care scope to ensure programs meet Michigan Medicine needs. 
• Investigates and develops opportunities in alternate services including health care research and publication, development of grant proposals, and staffing for demonstration projects.
• Works jointly with PACs ACOO Director(s) to develop, monitor and evaluate relevant financial and organizational performance metrics and progress toward strategic goals.
• In collaboration with department leadership, creates, reviews and evaluates the department’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program (QAPI) and leads data collection and related activities. Ensures priority improvement initiatives are addressed. 
• Develops action plans regarding recommendations of regulatory or accreditation agencies.
• Adheres to applicable provider and payer contracts for compliance and audits.
• Leads organizational change.
• Assists in the planning, organization, implementation, evaluation and supervision of student training and provision of care and services.
• Attends and participates in Michigan Medicine Nursing Leadership Forum as topics pertain to PACs nursing. 
Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Actively engages the patient, patient representative (if any), and family by exhibiting respect and dignity, sharing information in a timely and unbiased manner, and welcoming and encouraging participation to achieve shared decision making.
  • Collaborates with other members of the team, including the patient, patient representative (if any), and family, to achieve the ideal patient care experience.
Other Related Duties:
• Practices within the scope of license, certification, or registration.
• Complies with all applicable continuing education requirements.
• Complies with all University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and departmental standards and expectations.
• Supports the department’s commitment to continuous improvement activities and principles through positive and respectful contribution in all problem-solving and change processes at Home Care Services.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
 
 

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 
  • Demonstrated knowledge as represented by at least 5-10 years of experience in health care administration
  • Previous home health administrative experience of at least 2-3 years
  • Previous experience with labor relations and collective bargaining agreements
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards, compliance requirements pertaining to home care
  • Proficient computer skills including progressive experience with the suite of Microsoft Office product
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as having the analytical ability and interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership and promote departmental growth
  • Ability to travel from point A to Point B throughout the workday as assigned

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations: ability to work in a sedentary position for long periods of time, ability to communicate/ exchange information, fine motor coordination/dexterity necessary for keyboarding or typing, and may require reaching, bending, twisting, stooping, moving about, lifting of up to 10 pounds, etc., with or without the use of assistive/adaptive devices.

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD INFORMATION: 
Staff members may have routine exposure to all chemical inventory, inclusive of hazardous materials, housed at all work sites for Home Care Services, including but not limited to: the office, hospital, clinics, vehicles and warehouse.  Chemical inventory reference materials are available to all staff in the form of hard copy and on-line Material Safety Data Sheets.  
Staff may carry out assignments in patient’s homes, hospitals, clinics and HCS offices.  Staff may drive personal or University owned vehicle and walk on uneven surfaces to these various work site locations in all weather conditions on a regular basis.  
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work and/or difficulty that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibility of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.  


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*

  • Doctorate degree in nursing
  • Nursing Manager or Administrator experience, preferably in home health 
  • Certified Home Health experience in the last 5 years
  • Leadership and/or participation in a Quality Management Program
  • Leadership and /or participation Lean Thinking philosophy, methods and tools
  • Knowledge of University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine policies, procedures and guidelines

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours/week; FLSA Status: Exempt
Shift: Requires flexibility to program needs
Location: 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI

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.   

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.  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.