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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Nursing Director - Nursing Education, Float Pool, Birthing Center in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Livonia, Michigan

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift


The Director, Nursing Practice & Education at St. Mary Mercy Livonia provides direction to multiple nursing-related functions including the Nursing Office, the Shift Administrators, the Nursing Float Pool, the Birthing Center as well as Nursing Education.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to utilize their education and experience to provide nursing leadership support via the shift administrators to assist with staffing needs, bed/patient movement, etc. In addition, they will cultivate an environment of lifelong learning by supporting the development of effective quality, innovative, creative, and fun continuing education activities, implementing evidence-based practice innovations, and continuously evaluating further learning needs and/or practice changes.


  • Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited Nursing Program. BSN required

  • Master’s preferred

  • Licensure:

  • Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan

  • Experience:

  • Previous proven experience and expertise in clinical areas relevant to units/patient population

  • Serves as an expert clinical resource to staff in population-specific areas for ensuring quality of care and patient/family satisfaction

  • Specialized training in education of staff and competency validation

  • Two (2) years clinical nursing experience in identified or related specialty


  • Works closely with shift administrators to ensure that staffing shortage needs are covered and that patient movement/bed availability flows smoothly.

  • Continuously looks at ways of maintaining a level of staff within the float pool to address short staff needs.

  • Functions as a role model in a clinical specialty and acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing professional and development practice

  • Excellent project management skills, able to take projects through to completion.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, coupled with the ability to foster strong, positive, collaborative and cooperative relationships with other physicians, nurses, healthcare team members and leadership team members

  • Collects data and information related to educational needs and other pertinent situations

  • Analyzes issues, trends, and supporting data to determine the educational needs of individuals, organizations and communities

  • Identifies the target audience, general purpose and educational objectives, and desired outcomes for each learning activity.

  • Establishes plans that describe the strategies, alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes

  • Ensures that planned educational activities are implemented

  • Conducts a comprehensive evaluation of each educational activity

  • Coordinates educational initiatives and activities

  • Employs strategies and techniques to promote positive learning and practice environments

  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes

  • Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing professional practice

  • Designs, develops and evaluates programs for new nurse orientation and for the ongoing professional education/development of experienced professional nurses and support staff

  • Assists in the implementation/in-service of new products and equipment

  • Participates in ongoing quality monitoring, policy review, and process improvement activities related to nursing, professional practice and development

  • Establishes collegial partnerships contributing to professional development of peers, students, colleagues and others

  • Serves as a resource to managers and staff for educational and instructional needs. Is able to flex work hours according to needs of the organization.

  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in regard to professional development activities and expected outcomes

Employees of St. Mary 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.