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This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening.
Both qualified NP and PA applicants will be considered.
NPs are directed to apply to job # 136121, PAs are directed to apply to job # 136122.
A total of one (1), 1.0 FTE, Advanced Practice Professional (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.


To assist surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and provide service continuity in the outpatient operative setting (including preoperative and postoperative care, as well as management of non-operative patient conditions) under the direction of the Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Service.  Opportunity and expectation to participate in Independent Visit clinics.  Candidate should be able to perform independent interviews of patients to obtain a detailed history; perform physical examination and present pertinent data to the medical staff; collect and assist in the interpretation of reports from diagnostic and laboratory tests; radiographic procedures and clinical studies; evaluate and treat patients autonomously with faculty support as needed; perform various therapeutic and minor surgical procedures; assist surgeons in the operating room as needed; serve as a resource to administrative (administrative assistants and call center staff) and medical (nursing, medical assistants and athletic trainers) staff on a daily basis and in instances of faculty absences; coordinate care plans as needed; administer follow-up to patients and assist in the referral to various internal and external facilities; provide routine orthopaedic services effectively and efficiently; compile and record detailed narrative evaluations.  The incumbent is expected to call patients and be available to answer questions in support of the Sports Medicine Service.

Departmental Qualifications:

Experience with surgery patient care required; orthopaedic surgery experience is preferred.  Must have the ability to evaluate and care for preoperative and postoperative orthopaedic surgery patients.  Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team on the Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Service and with other orthopaedic advanced practice providers is a necessity.  Excellent interpersonal and patient service skills. Attention to detail and organizational skills highly desirable.   Some flexibility in work schedule will be necessary.  

NOTE: This position is also posted in the Nursing job family under number 136121 for NPs to apply

Required Qualifications*

NP Required Qualifications:
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current certification to practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.  
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).   
PA Required Qualifications:
  • Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
Required Qualifications (NP & PA):  
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation and care of preoperative and postoperative surgical patients.  
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, problem solve, and delegate effectively and efficiently.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team member on the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Service and with other Orthopaedic Surgery advanced practice professionals.  
  • Demonstrated leadership in a professional healthcare setting and other professional activities.    
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.  
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*

  • Minimum of three years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Physician Assistant.  
  • Demonstrated active participation in professional development 

Work Schedule

Hours/week: 40 hours per week
Shift/Hours: Monday-Friday, Hours TBD


Additional Information

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Physician Assistant opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at UMHS, please visit

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s values are demonstrated daily through our commitment to:
Patients and Families First
Accountability for Outcomes
Respect for individuals
Never-ending Improvement
Responsibility for Cost Effectiveness
Service to the community

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.