DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the
nationâ��s largest hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and
research. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain
injury, stroke, amputee, orthopedics and catastrophic injury care. The
Institute houses the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and the
Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), one of only 16
federally designated model systems of care for brain injury care and research.
RIM also operates 31 outpatient sites throughout southeast Michigan
specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.
The supervisor serves as a liaison on a designated shift. Functions as a
resource person for management and staff. Provides on-site problem solving for
management and administrative staff. Facilitates and validates decision-making
regarding nursing practice. Assists in the development of policies and
procedures. Participates in the education and development of patient care
Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and
objective of continuous improvement, team work, the mission, vision and values
of the DMC and adheres to the DMC Customer Service Standards.
Monitors activities for and ensures compliance with laws, government
regulations, JCAHO requirements and DMC policies. As directed, implements
external and internal audit recommendations. Ensures hospital departments
achieve objectives for diversity of their suppliers.
1. On off shifts, weekends and holidays, acts as administrative liaison
between administration, patient care staff and other departments. Makes
decisions about staff placement and patient placement as needed. Facilitates
and participates in interdepartmental problem solving on off shifts and
weekends. Maintains high visibility and is readily accessible to staff.
Promotes shared decision-making when interacting with staff and assigns pool
and agency staff.*
2. Collaborates with other health care disciplines to provide optimal patient
care. Facilitates the delivery of patient services on all shifts and weekends.
Required to be available for call; may be required to work at various
3. Uses six leadership actions; adheres to the DMC's Customer Service
4. Interprets/facilitates implementation of hospital and nursing
5. Actively participates in the development of staff. Collaborates with
nursing education and research, clinical nurse specialists, unit management
teams and other resources to provide educational programs for staff on all
shifts and weekends.*
6. Conducts rounds on patient care areas; evaluates progress toward patient
outcomes and intervenes appropriately.*
7. In collaboration with unit management or charge nurses, adjusts staffing as
necessary, taking into consideration patient population and skill mix.*
8. Monitors staff interactions with patients, families and the public.*
9. Functions as a resource person for patient care.*
10. Responds to emergencies; collaborates with unit staff to ensure adequate
staffing during emergencies. Facilitates transfer of patients to appropriate
area (e.g., ICU).*
11. Assists with the orientation, training of staff and provides input for the
evaluation of staff. Acts as a mentor to new staff (i.e., emergencies, general
12. Collaborates with management and staff to meet unit goals.*
13. Initiates disciplinary action when indicated; communicates relevant
information to manager.*
14. Serves on committees and participates in organizational activities as
15. Participates in performance improvement activities including data
16. Shares joint accountability with institution for maintaining competency.*
1. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or enrollment/documented intent to
complete BSN within two years; or, eight or more years of current equivalent
2. More than two years of progressively more responsible nursing experience.
Management experience, preferred.
3. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Michigan.
1. Analytical ability and clinical knowledge necessary to make recommendations
concerning the development of departmental policies, goals, budgets and
2. Ability to change job-related work practices/priorities/procedures and
reschedule activities in response to changing work conditions.
3. Ability to work productively and effectively in a complex environment,
handle multiple/changing priorities and deal with stress associated with a
patient care environment (e.g., medical emergencies, staffing fluctuations,
time commitments, varying patient emotions, attitudes, conditions, etc.)
4. Ability to adapt to technologies used in the work environment.
5. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish/maintain effective
communication provide leadership for departmental personnel and
develop/maintain productive working relationships with other departments,
medical staff and the community.
6. Leadership and educational skills to assist in meeting the needs of staff
in accordance with departmental goals/objectives.
7. Demonstrate willingness to make meaningful contribution to the work
environment as evidenced through behavior and attitude.
8. Specialized clinical knowledge and analytical ability to accurately
facilitate patient care.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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