CLINICAL NURSING DIRECTOR (Mott Children’s Hospital: Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU)

Job ID:143776
Department: Director/Manager/Supervisor
Work Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Referral Bonus: $3000 bonus


The Michigan Medicine Children and Women’s (Mott C&W) Post Anesthesia Care Unit provides care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult and legacy patient populations. The unit provides care on a 24 hr, 7-day per week basis. The unit has a minimum of 47 patient care bays, including 4 isolation bays. Number of fte’s supervised > 60.


The Clinical Nursing Director for the C&W PACU will serve as the administrative and clinical leader for this unit. This role works in collaboration with the Clinical Nursing Director for the C&W OR, the Chief Pediatric Anesthesiologist, the Chief Nurse Anesthetist, and the Surgeon in Chief. Reports to the Corporate Director of Perioperative Services and to the Chief Nursing Officer of Mott.

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. Provides essential coordination between patient care units, PACU, Anesthesia and in-patient units for efficient throughput that is consistent with unit institutional goals and objectives.

Develop and implement unit goals and objectives which include adherence to standards of practice in patient care consistent 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 safe, quality-driven patient care.

Initiate and implement a staffing plan 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 for 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 human resource/personnel budget for patient care unit.

Provide information regarding budget variances to Clinical Directors and Assoc Director for Business Operations.

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 and ancillary staff development programs and workshops.

Participate in concurrent and retrospective evaluation of patient care consistent with the hospital quality improvement programs. Through this review process, evaluate and recommend changes and improvements in areas affecting the quality and safety 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 clinician director.

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.

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.
  • Demonstrated progressive supervisory or management experience within a PACU care environment within the last 4 years is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of RN experience with demonstration of progressive clinical competence in a PACU, critical care unit, OR or other relevant critical care area.
  • Knowledge and experience in operational and capital equipment expense management
  • Excellent communication, team building, and problem solving skills. Ability to work with multiple disciplines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience in caring for pediatric populations (inpatient or outpatient)

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*

  • Experience in managing large complex PACU environments and budgets
  • Knowledge and experience in creating, maintaining and managing staffing systems, schedules and models to deliver patient care with the right skill set and mix, at the right time in the right setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of LEAN Management principles.
  • Experience in Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Certifications: CPAN, CAPA, ACLS, NE-BC

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 Hours/Week
Shift: Day/Evening. Monday-Friday; weekend administrative on-call requirements
Location: C & W Mott Children’s Hospital PACU

Additional Information

This job opening # 143776 replaces Nurse Manager job # 140618 .
This job opening reflects the new job code and title of Clinical Nursing Director, given to all Michigan Medicine Nurse Managers (effective July 1, 2017.)
Job responsibilities and required/desired qualifications remain unchanged.

Background Screening

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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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.