Clinical Nursing Director (University Hospital, Medical Short Stay Unit) University of Michigan Medical Short Stay Unit United States

Clinical Nursing Director (University Hospital, Medical Short Stay Unit)



Job Opening ID




Working Title


CLINICAL NURSING DIRECTOR (University Hospital, Medical Short Stay Unit)


Job Title


Clinical Nursing Director-Unit


Work Location


Michigan Medicine - Health Sys


Ann Arbor, MI


Full/Part Time








FLSA Status




Organizational Group


Um Hospital





Posting Begin/End Date


4/15/2019 – 5/17/2019


Paid Time Off




Career Interests


Director / Manager / Supervisor


Nursing- All Nursing


Nursing- Medical Surgical


Nursing- Nursing Management



Job Summary


MSSU is an 18 bed area and a 22 bed unit that also houses two Palliative Care beds. Patients in the MSSU come predominantly from the Emergency Department and Interventional Radiology Procedure Area. These patients have an expected length of stay of less than two midnights. All locations provide cardiac monitoring. This manager supervises approximately 100 staff.


The Clinical Nursing Director will plan and manage the clinical and administrative operations of a 40 bed Adult Medical Short Stay 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 development programs and 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 new program development & implementation; work closely with the Medical Director to create and support an environment where cutting-edge and innovative care is provided to a continually growing number of adult medical and surgical patients.

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.



    Integrate unit goals and objectives with nursing services and health system goals and objectives.

    Collaborate with the Medical Director to 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.

    Formulate professional goals and prepare written evaluation for Associate Chief Nursing Officer.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Initiate, plan, analyze, and participate in Nursing staff development programs and workshops.

    Initiate and implement in-service guidelines for unit level orientation and staff development. Encourage and provide opportunities for continuing education of the nursing staff.

    Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines to plan, evaluate, and implement the commodity budget for the patient care unit.

    Project and monitor personnel budget for patient care unit. Provide information regarding budget variances to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer.

    Interpret and implement University and hospital personnel policies and programs and ensure their uniform and correct application.

    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.

    Interview and select qualified personnel.

    Identify and recommend specific staffing needs and position qualifications consistent with the respective unit objectives and patient case mix.

    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.

    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.

    Advise and assist with the establishment of priorities and institutional program development.


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*


    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

    Minimum of two (2) years experience in Nursing Management in a tertiary care setting.

    Minimum of five (5) years of nursing experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence

    Expertise in Adult Medical/Surgical nursing

    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 provides visionary direction for team members.

    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clinical nurse specialist, administrators, physicians, peers, and staff of all disciplines to enhance and improve patient care outcomes.

    Experience with change management process.


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.

Desired Qualifications*


    Interest based problem-solving and negotiations

    Familiarity with the continuous quality improvement process


Work Schedule


Hours: 40 Hrs/wk Shift: Shift and hours will vary based on unit needs Location: University Hospital, Medical Short Stay

Additional Information


This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

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.

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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