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Trinity Health Nurse Manager, RN - Mother/Baby Unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment Type:Full timeShift:


The Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services for the Mother / Baby unit serves as a member of the Ministry Organization’s nursing leadership team. Responsible for day-to-day operations, scheduling, staffing and providing 24/7 accountability for patient care delivery, planning, and evaluation of services of one or more clinical areas. Participates in and supports strategic development and outcomes management of nursing clinical areas. Responsible for approximately 60 FTEs which include RN, PCT, UC, Nurse Coordinator (permanent charge nurse), Education coordinator and Lactation Consultants.

Provides clinical and administrative leadership for planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating safe, superior and preeminent quality patient care to ensure the advancement of clinical practice and patient care for a nursing unit.

At St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, a Baby Friendly Certified Hospital, we care of postpartum women and their newborn(s) within the context of family and relationship centered care. The patient population consists of women in the early postpartum period and their normal newborns or uncomplicated late preterm newborns, women who chose to be cared for on the MB unit following a newborn loss and women who are readmitted to the hospital within 6 weeks postpartum. We have over 4000 deliveries a year. Include high risk women under care of Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists


  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree required. Appropriate Master's Degree in Nursing, Business or Health Administration preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum of three (3) years clinical nursing or leadership experience at the unit level in a related health care setting.

  • Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan required.


  • Collaborates with and supports director and key leaders, groups and stakeholder audiences in the development and implementation of operational plans, goals and objectives.

  • Serves as a member of the nursing leadership team to participate in the development of the nursing strategic plan, short and long term goals and objectives, standards of care and operating plans for the assigned clinical area(s).

  • Collaborates with members of the inter-professional team and unit staff in the development, implementation, and monitoring of unit operating and capital budgets.

  • Develops, implements, and manages ongoing measurement, action planning, and evaluation methods related to all dimensions of performance inclusive of colleague engagement, patient and family experience, workplace safety, healthy work environments, clinical outcome and financial performance targets for the assigned clinical area(s).

  • Develops, implements, and monitors plans related to education and required competencies, orientation, retention, cultural competence, conflict management, and coaching of colleagues to ensure safe, quality, patient care for the assigned clinical area(s).

  • Ensures the recruitment, retention, development, mentoring and succession planning of engaged patient care colleagues within the assigned clinical area(s). Develops, promotes, and implements an environment of shared leadership and decision making.

  • Participates in evaluating, selecting and integrating health care technology and information systems that support patient care.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Nursing and inter-professional team members, facilitates, develops, directs, manages, and monitors the implementation of effective evidence-based programs, policies, and protocols, to measure, analyze and continuously improve the safety and quality of patient care in the assigned clinical area(s).

  • Communicates and collaborates on a regular basis with nursing leaders, colleagues, inter-professional team about achievements and concerns related to patient safety, quality, patient loyalty, colleague engagement, and satisfaction. Develops and implements action plans to address concerns.

  • Participates in SJM Hospital's decision-making workgroups to implement improvement changes within the organization.

  • Ensures compliance with all healthcare standards and requirements established by various licensing, regulatory, and accreditation bodies. Maintains a working knowledge of Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Programs, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior. in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.


  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of the electronic medical record and other advanced health care technologies.

  • Understanding of the health care environment and all applicable laws and regulations Ability to synthesize and interpret clinical, quality, and financial data.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of system thinking, change leadership, shared governance, matrix reporting, continuous improvement and financial and productivity management.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all members of the health care team. Displays strong interpersonal and communication skills to provide mentoring and coaching to managers and colleagues.

  • Demonstrated creative and innovative problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to model the use of evidence-based leadership/practice, and project management skills.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy…

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.