Purpose of Position: To assist the Senior Director of Ambulatory Care: Surgical Speialties, in planning and management of the patient care services. To provide professional nursing leadership and administrative direction for nursing practice for Registered Nurses, and, as indicated, for Licensed Practical Nurses and assistive personnel. To participate as a member of an Ambulatory Care Unit's leadership team to provide and continually improve health care services and to support the mission and goals of Michigan Medicine. To ensure the quality of nursing services provided to patients.
Organizational Relationships: Supervision Received: Administratively responsible to the ACS Senior Director and Ambulatory Care Services, for nursing practice, administration of the nursing contract, and provision of operational leadership. Works collaboratively with all members of the leadership teams of the multiple departments/services.
Responsible for professional practice and clinical competence for regular and temporary of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. Works collaboratively with the ACU management teams in the management of support staff.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
* Recruits, interviews and selects nurses. Works collaboratively with leadership teams in the hiring process.
* Manages staffing and scheduling of nursing staff. Assists Senior Nursing Director in determining adequate complements of staff, scope of staff roles and appropriate workload. Manages or facilitates nursing relief staffing for multiple clinics.
* Provides supervision, counsel, discipline, and performance evaluation of nursing and, as indicated, assigned clinical assistive staff, with feedback from medical faculty, peer groups, and ACU leadership teams
* Manages the orientation and competency evaluation of nursing staff.
* Serves as a role model, mentor and expert resource to nursing and assistive staff in the provision of direct patient care.
* Provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of nursing practice and
interdisciplinary clinical guidelines.
* Facilitates and support a nursing practice environment in which empowerment, responsibility, autonomy, accountability, collaboration and peer review are exercised.
Support of Clinical Operations
* Participates in planning and problem-solving of daily unit operations and priorities of patient services.
* Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of unit goals and objectives
* Manages, directly and in collaboration with others, staffing, scheduling, benchmarking, work redesign and variances.
* Organizes and facilitates unit based educational activities and in-services.
* Assures compliance with regulatory programs' standards related to nursing.
* Provides leadership, assists and advises Administrators, Medical Directors, in satisfying other regulatory standards.
* Interprets and implements Michigan Medicine policies and procedures.
* Assists in the planning and implementation of new or expanded services and programs.
* Provides interface and liaison communications regarding programs external to the unit which have implications for nursing staff.
* Represents nursing, Ambulatory Care Services and/or the clinical department(s) or unit(s) on assigned committees.
Quality Management and Research
* Participates in and conducts the analysis of data. Assists in the development of strategies to improve care management within the area or unit.
* Participates in and supports the involvement of nursing staff in unit quality improvement activities.
* Provides leadership to staff in understanding and applying quality improvement principles and adoption of evidence-based changes in practice into daily work. Promotes the integration of research findings into clinical practice.
* Supports research activities on the unit, as indicated.
Professional Development and Education
• Facilitates the education of health sciences students.
* Develops self professionally through continuing education, professional reading, participation in professional organizations and networking.
* Evaluates own performance periodically with the Senior Nursing Director.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan
Required Educational Requirements; *Applicant must meet one of the following:
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing OR Master’s degree in Nursing
(Candidates with a Master’s degree or actively pursuing a Master’s degree is highly desired)
Minimum of five (5) years of RN experience
Minimum of two (2) years, recent (within the last 5 years) RN experience in the specific clinic area specialty is required.
Evidence of demonstrated or potential leadership ability is required, including charge nurse, team leader or other leadership experience.
Demonstrated effective communication, conflict resolution, and change management skills are required.
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.
Master's in Nursing preferred
One (1) or more years of supervisory experience
Certification in clinic specialty or ambulatory care
Broad clinical experience in multiple specialties is desired
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Hours/Week: 40 hours/week Hours and days will be based on unit/clinic need. Location: To be determined.
Ambulatory Care: Surgical Specialties
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Internal Number: 181316
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