Director of Nursing (B), Critical Care and Progressive

Beaumont Health
Fair Haven, Michigan
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 28, 2022
ICU / CCU, Managerial
Contract Type
Full Time

Come and grow with us!!  An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists as a Director of Nursing (B) at our Dearborn facility.  With 632 beds, Beaumont, Dearborn is a major teaching and research hospital and home to three medical residency programs in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine. Beaumont, Dearborn is verified as a Level II trauma center and accredited by the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. The hospital is also known for clinical excellence and innovation in the fields of orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s health, heart and vascular and cancer care.



The Director of Nursing (B) is a registered professional nurse who provides leadership and management of a specific service line through the application of advanced competencies in communication; job knowledge, professionalism and business skills. This leader is a member of the chief nursing officer’s administrative team and may serve as her/his designee for assigned responsibilities. He/she reports to the nursing operations leader and demonstrates own leadership to effectively partner with nursing leadership, hospital vice presidents, medical staff and other departments to create a center of excellence for their specialty service and to meet or exceed the hospital’s mission, vision and goals. This leader administers to two or more cost centers with over 50 FTEs.



Under general direction, maintains 24-hour responsibility and accountability for providing leadership and management of a designated patient care units/service line which promotes quality nursing care, cost effective use of resources and professional growth for nursing staff. This role is over the Critical Care and Progressive Units at our Dearborn facility.



    Provides direction and leadership to achieve the division’s short and long-term goals and outcomes. Develops and achieves annual Division goals that support the Mission and Vision. Updates nursing strategic plan progress quarterly with written plan for improving targets not being achieved. Manages the Human Resources of the units to ensure the achievement of Department Goals including employee satisfaction, staff retention, and performance while optimizing resource consumption. Oversees hiring, training, evaluation and engagement of staff members, ensuring Patient Experience behaviors are demonstrated always.
  1. Develops staffing patterns for division based on budgeted hours per patient day.
  2. Demonstrates leadership skills, consistent with system Mission and Vision to select, train, develop, empower, coach, delegate work assignments, and evaluate performance.
  3. Demonstrates commitment to process and performance improvement and role models the concepts while assuring high quality and safety of service within the department. Holds division managers accountable for Plan, Do, Check, Act process for all unmet quality targets including action plans and follow up.
  4. Develops and oversees capital and operations budgets for the department and leads the yearly process for budget development with all direct reports. Maintains operations of the division within fiscal and productivity guidelines as set forth by annual budgetary process, while holding managers accountable for targets.
  5. Collaborates with nursing management and medical staff to promote smooth, timely, and efficient patient throughput.
  6. Communicates effectively and consistently with all division reports including weekly meetings, 1:1 monthly meetings for feedback and follow up, and quarterly division retreats to assess progress toward division goals.
  7. Participates in activities that promote good will and/or exposure in the community.
  8. Develops and implements a personal development program to assure continuing professional growth.
  9. Maintains current nursing license and any additional Visa’s/Certifications.
  10. Demonstrates Customer Focus, Patient Experience, and Patient and Family Centered Care.
  11. Participates in and leads activities associated with Magnet goals for the organization.
  12. Ensures and enhances facility, safety, and regulatory outcomes including TJC, CMS, National Patient Safety Goals and compliance to Restraint/Seclusion policies and procedures.
  13. Completes all mandatory training/education/competencies required for job classification, along with TB testing and flu vaccine requirements.
  14. Demonstrates knowledge of Chain of Command process and initiates as needed.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.



    Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process. Supports the Patient and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) model:
    Treats individuals with dignity and respect Shares complete and unbiased information with patients and their families Encourages and supports patient and family participation in their care Partners and collaborates with patients, families, and team members to ensure an excellent and positive patient experience.
Supports and contributes towards the BH culture:
    Brings best self to work each day Is highly engaged Reflects a team-oriented approach Strives for excellence Treats patients, families, and co-workers with compassionate, extraordinary care every day
Supports and contributes towards the BH Just Culture Environment:
    Encourage employees to report safety and quality concerns and encourage their participation in redesigning systems and processes to minimize the risks of errors from happening. Just Culture is about creating an environment where employees are encouraged to do the right thing, including reporting safety and quality concerns, so that we do not compromise our values in pursuit of our mission.
Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health’s customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information. Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment – cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules – including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.  


    Builds Trust Creates and Communicates Clarity Works Collaboratively and Fosters Teamwork Builds a Cohesive Team Utilizes Strategic Judgment Cultivates a Service-Oriented Culture Creates and Communicates Vision and Strategy Leads Change and Innovation


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Education / Training:
    • Master’s degree required.
    • Either graduate or undergraduate degree must be in nursing.

  • Work Experience:
    • Five years progressive nursing leadership experience required.

  • Certification, Licensure, Registration:
    • RN license in the State of Michigan.
    • Nursing specialty certification required within 1 year.
    • AHA/ARC BLS Certification, required

  • Other Qualifications:
    • Management of multiple units in like services highly preferred.



  • Physical Effort:
    • Strength-Position requires ability to frequently push/pull up to 30 lb. objects with assist of others, occasional requires ability to lift objects more than 50 lbs. with others, constantly lift objects up to 20 lbs. And frequently lift up to 40 lbs.
    • Manual Dexterity-Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking and simple manipulative skills such as writing. Position requires incumbent to frequently perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patients.
    • Coordination-Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking. Frequently perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as assisting patients to eat, collections of specimens for transport to lab and tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking patients temps and pulses.
    • Mobility-Positions requires incumbent to constantly walk and stand; occasionally sit for prolonged periods, frequently bend such as when caring for a patient in bed.
    • Visual Discrimination -Positions requires incumbent to constantly see objects far away as in driving and see close objects such as reading thermometers.
    • Hearing-Positions requires incumbent to constantly be able to hear normal sound with some background noise as in answering phone/intercom. Occasionally be able to distinguish sound as in equipment alarms.

  • Work Environment:
  • Employee may be:

    • frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDTs.
    • occasionally exposed to hazardous material other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxins, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances.
    • infrequently exposed to blood, body tissue, or fluids.
    • seldom exposed to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation.
    • Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.


    Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

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