CLINICAL NURSING DIRECTOR (Cardiovascular Center- Operating Room/ PACU)

Ann Arbor, MI
August 1, 2022
08/01/2022 – 08/28/2022

Job Summary

The Clinical Nursing Director for the CVC OR/PACU will serve as the administrative and clinical leader in the Operating Room and the PACU. Provide coordination between management and patient care activities that are consistent with the institutional objectives for achieving high standards of patient care, as well as other institutional goals and objectives. Provide essential coordination between patient care units within the organizational structure of Nursing Services. Provide coordination between operating rooms/procedural units, PACU, Anesthesia and in-patient units for efficient throughput that is consistent with unit and institutional goals and objectives.

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.


• 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.
• Integrate unit goals and objectives with Nursing Service and departmental 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 which is consistent with care requirements and responds to varying patient activity and patient mix.
• 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 performance of nursing staff responsible to patient care unit. Make recommendations for merit awards and personnel classification changes. Counsel and instruct nursing staff to enable achievement of unit and institutional objectives, especially as it is 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 patient care unit. Provide information regarding budget variances to Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO).
• Collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines to plan, evaluate, and implement the commodity budget for the patient care unit.
• Initiate and implement in-service 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 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.
• 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 the applied research in health care in keeping with the institutional objectives of maintaining prominence in developing new modes of clinical practice.
• Formulate professional goals and prepare written evaluation for ACNO.

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 ty the Magnet Recognition Program and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  See full list here 

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*

  • Experience in management of instrumentation
  • Experience in managing large complex OR budgets
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and construction of Operating Room suites
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of Lean Management principles

Work Schedule

FLSA Status: Exempt
Shift: Day/ Evening, Monday-Friday; weekend on-call requirements
Location: Cardiovascular Center OR/PACU

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.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.