Nursing Supervisor, Ambulatory Care Services: Education Specialist / Education Supervisor

Michigan, United States
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary


To plan, develop, implement, and evaluate Ambulatory Care Services nursing education programs and staff orientation programs, in-service education, and staff development. To assist educational needs of the Ambulatory Care Services nursing staff/ educators and to advise the ACS nursing leadership of educational goals and objectives to provide high quality patient care in compliance with all department policies. Maintain current knowledge of Joint Commission Standards, Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) standards and all state and federal regulations.

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.


  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs for orientation, in-service education, and staff development of nursing staff in the Ambulatory Care Services arena. 
  • Advise ACS Nursing Leadership in the establishment of priorities for education programs regarding ACS nursing practice 
  • Develop and apply methodologies of assessing the education needs of nursing staff and staff employees 
  • Provide consultation to nursing staff and management on educational theories of problem-solving 
  • Design and implement education programs to meet accreditation and practices standards 
  • Participate in the formal and informal instruction of ACS educators, nursing staff , staff employees, and students 
  • Develop the maintain systems to document the results of educations programs 
  • Design and participate in the production of self-instruction and multi-media education programs 
  • Participate in the coordination, review and evaluation of the work of the ACS Education Nurse Coordinators (ENCs)
  • Design and conduct research activities related to nursing education 
  • To assist the ACS Nursing Leadership in planning the educational needs of the department, clinics/ units as it relates to the provision of patient care. 
  • To provide leadership in the practice of nursing education, emphasizing quality patient care, service, education and research consistent with the Michigan Medicine mission and goal statements. 
  • Reports directly to the Ambulatory Care Services, Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) and establishes a collaborative/consultative relationship with other health professionals and administrative personnel throughout Michigan Medicine. 
  • Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over nursing education and support staff as delegated by the ACS ACNO. 
  • Creates creative education sessions using adult learning methods, integrating team building for all skill level of staff 

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. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR Master’s degree in Nursing
  • Minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 5 years) RN experience in an ambulatory care setting in an academic medical center
  • Previous supervisor or RN educator experience in a healthcare setting is highly desired

As evidenced by performance evaluations:

  • Two years teaching/precepting /project management experience  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of adult learning/education 
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop, implement and evaluate clinical or education program 
  • Demonstrates exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators, physicians, peers and subordinates. 
  • Computer competency including proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

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*

  • Ambulatory Care Nurse Certification
  • Knowledge of the Michigan Medicine policies and practices. 
  • Consultative and teaching skills 
  • Graduate certificate in Teaching in Health Care or other certifications in teaching 
  • Education experience in a development of nursing orientation programs 

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 Hrs/wk Shift: Days; Hours and days will flex to the needs of the Ambulatory Care Services DepartmentLocation: Ambulatory Care Services; office location TBD

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.