C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the nursing leadership team is 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 nurse leader 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 our team members. The Children’s Hospital nursing leadership team is dedicated to partnering with patients, families, and staff to deliver safe and high-quality care. Excellent service is the standard and an integral part of our 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 objectives:
(1) Describe the scope of your nursing leadership experience and the specific skills and experiences you would bring to this role: (2) Outline your service excellence, communication, and leadership style applicable to the position; (3) Define how you build relationships, partnerships, and foster a culture of engagement.
The Clinical Nursing Director will plan and manage the clinical and administrative operations for 12 West, a Pediatric Medical/Surgical Care Unit that includes an 8-bed Stable Vent Care Area.
12 West is a 32-bed Pediatric Medical-Surgical Unit that provides care to patients ranging from infant to young adult. The primary admitting services for 12 West include trauma, nephrology, kidney transplant, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, stable ventilator, and general medical. The Clinical Nursing Director will plan and manage the clinical and administrative operations of a 32-bed Pediatric Medical-Surgical unit responsible for the following: assuring implementation of patient care and quality assurance standards; plans, organizes and evaluates clinical practice and educational activities; participates in planning, development, and implementation of unit policies, goals and objectives and standards of nursing practice. Counsels and evaluates the performance and clinical practice of the nursing staff. This includes staff development programs and unit orientation to ensure compliance with practice standards. Identifies and resolves unit operational problems. Represents the unit on the assigned clinical area and hospital committees. Maintains compliance with Federal and State regulations regarding affirmative action, safety, and patient care. Actively collaborates in the development of annual budgets; manages and provides variance reporting of activity, payroll, commodity, & capital budgets; participates in new program development & implementation; works closely with the Medical Director and Associate Chief Nursing Officer to create and support an environment where cutting-edge and innovative care is provided to a growing number of Pediatric Medical-Surgical patients.
Develop and implement unit goals and objectives, which include the establishment of standards of practice in patient care consistent 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 ensure quality patient care. Initiate and implement a staffing schedule that is consistent with care requirements and responds to varying patient activity and acuity.
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 the performance of nursing staff responsible for unit patient care. 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 the patient care unit. Provide information regarding budget variances to Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines to plan, evaluate, and implement the commodity budget for the patient care unit.
Collaborate with the Clinical Nurse Specialist to 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 a concurrent and retrospective evaluation of patient care consistent with the hospital quality improvement program. Through this review process, evaluate and recommend changes and improvements in areas affecting the quality of patient care, in keeping with regulatory standards.
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 applied research in health care in keeping with the institutional objectives of maintaining prominence in developing new modes of evidenced-based clinical practice.
Formulate personal, professional goals and prepare written annual self-evaluation for the Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
Utilize both leadership and management skills, including personnel management and the ability to perform as a role model for nursing staff.
Utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Collaborate in a manner that fosters teambuilding and to provide visionary direction for team members.
Work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers, and subordinates.
Utilize the change management process.
Implement initiatives that positively impact patient care.
Reporting Relationship: The 12 West Clinical Nursing Director reports to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan.
Required educational requirement:
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 of previous supervisory experience in a tertiary pediatric care setting.
A minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence in a pediatric setting.
Note: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Expertise in Pediatric nursing with supervisory experience is preferred.
Interest-based problem solving and negotiations.
Familiarity with the continuous quality improvement process is desirable
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
Hours: 40 hours/week Shift: Shift and hours will vary based on unit needs Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital-12 West, Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit
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