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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 # 137615 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 137616

NOTE: A complete resume/CV and cover letter describing candidate's previous experience and their interest/qualifications for this position are required to be interviewed for this position.

Responsibilities*

Under physician supervision, the NP/PA will be expected to:

  • Provides direct patient care, acute/chronic care management, and care coordination for adult and pediatric patients in the primary care setting with minimal supervision. 
  • Practices the full spectrum of family medicine acute and chronic care for children and adults, women’s health, and family planning, up to date recommendations of routine immunizations for adults and children.
  • Perform detailed history and physical examinations and develop appropriate management plans.
  • Develop problem-based care plans, prepare orders and prescribe medications.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic labs, radiologic studies, ancillary testing.
  • Perform various diagnostic, therapeutic and minor surgical procedures including but not limited to: incision/drainage of abscesses, nevus removal, cryotherapy, aspiration/ injection of superficial cysts or seromas and skin biopsies, IUD removal and insertion.
  • Provide typical clinic orthopedic care to patients such as application/removal of casts or splints.
  • Effectively communicate clinical information and follow up plans to patients.
  • Advise and educate patients concerning diet, hygiene, prevention of disease, risk factor reduction, and other dimensions of wellness.
  • Assist in the appropriate referral of patients to internal and external resources, including emergency and specialty care.
  • Provide at least initial evaluation of primary care related mental health concerns and, when appropriate, refer to other health professionals.
  • Respond in a timely manner to nursing concerns/requests.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers/clinicians to coordinate clinical care. Consults with specialists, health care team members, and patients/families to ensure the delivery of high quality efficient health care services. 
  • Maintain accurate and timely patient documentation in compliance with UMHS policies and procedures. This includes telephone care and follow up care.
  • Provide timely and effective communication of patient needs to internal and external care providers.
  • Attend conferences and staff meetings.
  • Complete regular peer review activities.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Assure patient safety and satisfaction.
  • Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignments.
  • Work effectively with and serve as a clinical resource for colleagues. 
  • Integrates evidence-based clinical guidelines, preventive guidelines, and protocols in their clinical practice. 
  • Function as a preceptor for medical students. 
  • Manages and is responsible for EMR in-basket with supervision as needed.
  • Participate in department and clinic meetings to continually improve clinic processes. 
  • Participate in continuing education/professional development activities including conferences to maintain role competency, increase professional knowledge, and stay current in the care of acute and chronic care needs for a broad patient population. 

NOTE: If you are a PA, this position is also posted in the Patient Care Services - Physician Assistant job family under number 137616.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Nursing Specific Info

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications (NP): 

  • Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification as a Primary Care 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).
  • Minimum of 2 years of recent NP experience (within the last 5 years) in an ambulatory care or urgent care setting.
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).
  • Minimum two years of recent experience as a PA (within the last 5 years) in an ambulatory care or urgent care setting. 

Required Qualifications (NP & PA):

  • Basic and Advanced Life Support certification.
  • DEA License.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete history and physical examinations; order appropriate diagnostic studies; synthesize information and make informed clinical decisions; develop appropriate care plans; and be responsive to patient and family preferences.
  • Ability to function independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated communication and customer service excellence with patients, family, staff and physicians.
  • The provider must demonstrate a high level of critical thinking and medical knowledge by using current medical information and scientific evidence for patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments and manage a busy work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate clinical care ideas across multiple patient care services and to communicate assertively as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrated ability to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity. 
 
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*

Desired Qualifications (NP & PA):

  • 2 years of NP or PA experience caring for adult medicine patients in an ambulatory care or urgent care setting, preferably primary care.
  • Experience with various diagnostic, therapeutic and minor surgical procedures including but not limited to: incision/drainage of abscesses, cryotherapy of warts, aspiration/ injection of superficial cysts or seromas and skin biopsies.
  • Experience in the evaluation and treatment of primary care orthopedic medical conditions.
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to electronic medical record documentation and electronic order entry.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership and experience with coordinating and managing complex and multifaceted projects. 
 

 

Work Schedule

Hours:  40 hours per week
Shift: Days

Location: Livonia Health Center - Family Medicine Clinic
 

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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 Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail nurserecruit_umhs@med.umich.eduFor a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at UMHS, please visit www.UMnursing.org.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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