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This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening.
Both qualified NP and PA applicants will be considered.

PAs are directed to apply to job # 136898 and NPs are directed to apply to job # 136897

This is a Multi Fill 3 posting:

A total of 3, 1.0 FTE, Advanced Practice Professionals (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

Job Summary

The Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU) Physician Assistant /Nurse Practitioner (PA/NP) provides evaluation and treatment of adult observation patients under the direction of the MSSU attending.  The MSSU PA/NP will provide patient care in two units including MSSU North (18 beds) and MSSU South (22 beds).  In addition, the MSSU PA/NP will partner with the MSSU attending to provide brief history and physical in the Adult Emergency Department for patients identified for admission to an MSSU.
The physician-PA/NP relationship is based on a teamwork model of shared medical decision making. The MSSU PA/NP practice includes education, research, and continuous quality improvement activities in addition to clinical duties.  


  • 1. Perform history taking and physical examinations.
  • 2. Order treatments, medications and diagnostic studies. 
  • 3. Review, interpret, and manage diagnostic test data.
  • 4. Write prescriptions for scheduled and unscheduled medications under prescriptive authority from the MSSU attending.
  • 5. Provide patient education
  • 6. Discharge patients, complete discharge documentation, and communicate with other care providers as applicable.
  • 7. Participate in teaching rounds, shift sign-outs and multidisciplinary rounds.
  • 8. Provide medical care efficiently in a cost effective manner
  • 9. Maintain knowledge of medical principles, practices, standards, and techniques in accordance with UMHS policies and procedures, Medical Staff Bylaws and State and Federal laws/regulations.
  • 10. Participate in activities that promote professional growth and self-development. Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature.  Attend in-services, departmental and other meetings in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws and unit performance policies.
  • 11. Adhere to all UMHS dress codes, personnel and safety policies.
  • 12. Apply Service Excellence commitments to daily practice.
  • 13. Maintain ACLS certification and competency.
  • 14. May function as a preceptor for other health care professionals.
The NP/PA will have a primary reporting relationship to the MSSU Advanced Practice Professional Manager.  When on clinical duty, the NP/PA will receive direction from the assigned physician. 
NOTE: This position is also posted in the Registered Nurses job family under number 136897
This posting replaces 132519.


Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications (NP):
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is preferred. Will consider Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family 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).
Required Qualifications (PA):
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • 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).

Required of both the NP and PA:

  • DEA Licensure and ACLS certification. (May be obtained post hire).
  • Able to meet all credentialing requirements necessary to obtain required privileges of service.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (oral and written).
  • Demonstrated compassionate and empathetic demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a team based model of care
  • Demonstrated professionalism, consideration and confidentiality towards others in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated high level of critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership and experience with coordinating and managing complex and multifaceted projects.
  • Demonstrated high level of motivation to learn and participate in activities to improve patient care
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate job requirements.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
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*

  • Two (2) years or more of experience as an NP/PA in an inpatient/outpatient  Internal Medicine, Adult Emergency Medicine,  Adult Observation unit or its equivalent is desired.
  • Experience working with an electronic health record

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: Variable as needed by the department
Shift/Hours/Days: Rotating shifts including days, evenings, nights; holidays and weekends and on call responsibility, shift length and hours may vary based on department needs. 
Location: University Hospital- Medical Short Stay Unit  North and Medical Short Stay Unit South

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.

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.