NURSING SUPERVISOR (Cardiovascular Center- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit)

Ann Arbor, MI
January 6, 2022
01/05/2022 – 01/30/2022

Job Summary

The Cardiovascular ICU (CVC 4) is a 24-bed adult intensive care unit caring for patients who have recently undergone cardiac, thoracic, or vascular surgery.
This unit specializes in coronary artery bypass, heart and lung transplantation, heart valve repair, ventricular assist devices and esophageal procedures as well as carotid re-vascularization and aneurysm repairs.
Staff members collaborate with the Advanced Practice Team and are involved with patient/family conferences, patient care rounds, and referrals.

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 26,000 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.

Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

The benefit package includes: 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off Allowances
  • Robust Tuition and Certification support programs
  • Large offering of no cost CEs and professional development for advancement


To assist the Clinical Nursing Director in planning and management of the unit and the provision of patient care.
To provide leadership in the practice of nursing, emphasizing quality patient care, education and research.
To assist in coordinating between management and patient care activities consistent with the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Center mission and goal statements.
Reports directly to the Clinical Nursing Director. Collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel.
Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing and support staff as delegated by Clinical Nursing Director.

Responsibilities include:

Personnel Management:
Plan, assign and supervise the work of nursing and support staff.
Participate in interviewing, selecting and orienting nursing and support staff.
Participate in the counseling, coaching, discipline, and evaluation of unit staff.
Participate in the development, implementation and revision of individual performance plans.
Facilitate open channels of communication with managers, peers, staff, and physicians.
Coach and mentor Charge Nurses, Staff Nurses, and members of leadership team as delegated by Clinical Nursing Director.

Clinical Practice:
To provide clinical assessment. Mentoring, coaching and evaluation of staff.

Management of Clinical Area:
Participate in the development and implementation of unit or area goals and objectives.
Identify and plan for staffing consistent with the needs of the patient population and budgetary requirements.
Participate in planning and problem solving of daily unit/area operations, priorities of patient services, and urgent and emergent care.
Interpret and implement the Hospital and University policies and procedures and the standards of regulatory agencies.
Participate in the monitoring of Department payroll and commodity expenditures.
Provide input into the payroll and commodity budget planning process.
Coordinate performance evaluation activities for unit staff as delegated by the Clinical Nursing Director. Participate in hiring activities of unit staff, conducting personnel interviews and reference checks. Collaborate with Educational Coordinator to implement competency based evaluation.
Participate in developing of unit/area policy/procedure and standards of Nursing Care. Anticipate and respond to patient/family issues and concerns.

Quality Assurance and Research:
Participate in planning, coordinating and evaluating unit quality improvement activities.
Promote the integration of research findings into clinical practice by unit nursing staff.
Promote staff involvement in clinical research, as applicable.

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.
  • Required Educational Requirements:
  • Applicant must meet one of the following:
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing OR
    • Associates degree or diploma in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum five (5) years RN experience. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent (within the last 5 years) RN experience in ICU Nursing
  • 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.)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability including; charge nurse, team leader, professional development framework, or other management experience.

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*

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • 2 years of recent cardiovascular ICU RN experience.
  • Master of Science Nursing.
  • Knowledge of the Michigan Medicine policies and practices.
  • Consultative and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 
  • Participation in Unit Committees and Projects
  • Ability to assess, interpret, and analyze clinical information independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work effectively with Clinical Nursing Director, supervisor, unit leadership, administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates.
  • Computer competency including Word, Excel, and be able to extract data from University supported computer data bases

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours
Shift: Primarily night shift with flexibility based on unit needs. 
Location: Cardiovascular Center- Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Additional Information

We, the NICCE (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 NICCE 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 NICCE 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:

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.

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.