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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 # 138880 and NPs are directed to apply to job # 138879

A total of one(1), 1.0 FTE, Advanced Practice Professional (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

Job Summary

Join us at the Kellogg Eye Center as we collectively fulfill our purpose to improve lives through preventing, treating, and curing eye disease.  We perform a wide variety of restorative eye surgery every day and surgical help begins with a strong pre-operative history and physical for our patients.  Our triage team includes nursing, physician assistants, CRNA’s, and anesthesia faculty who form a cohesive group dedicated to optimizing patients for surgery.  The triage pre/op team values excellent communication, integrity, innovation, caring, and teamwork.  Our OR consistently scores greater that 95% patient satisfaction and provides a superb environment for patients and staff alike.  We are looking for a PA/NP who would like to join our team and help us make a personal and meaningful difference in the lives of others.


The Pre-Operative APP will perform peri-operative risk assessment for the Department of Ophthalmology.

The NP/PA exercises autonomy in medical decision making while maintaining the APP-Physician relationship within the scope of practice.

As part of the pre-operative team, the PA/NP will:

- Interview patients to obtain a detailed patient history. 
- Perform physical examination and present pertinent data to medical staff.  
- Provide specialized education regarding disease-based and perioperative education/instructions for patients and their family. 
- Review possible risks of proposed surgical procedure while obtaining surgical consents (including blood consent and optional tissue research).
- Provide prescriptions and instructions for medications/medical supplies necessary for the pre-operative period.
- Refer the patient to various internal and external settings to complete pre-operative testing and risk assessment. This will include direct communication with the on-site triage nursing,   ancillary services and/or in-house Anesthesia team.
-Follow up to patient results of pre-operative testing and communication of these results to the anesthesia team and surgeon in order to prepare patients for surgery.
- Incorporate social work and research resources to benefit patient satisfaction and education. 
- Advise patients concerning diet, hygiene, normal growth and development and methods for prevention of disease.
- Compile and record detailed narrative case evaluations and provide statistical summaries of services rendered. 
-Employees typically analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.

Other duties as directed by the ACU Medical Director 

NOTE: This position is also posted in the Patient Care Services job family under number 138880 for PAs to apply.


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.

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 an Adult Primary Care or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or 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 (NP and PA):
  • 1 to 3 years' experience necessary.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Respectful and compassionate attitude
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to maintain poise and composure Detail-oriented Motivated and self-driven Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process
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*

Knowledge of ophthalmic anatomy and physiology is helpful  

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

Work Schedule

Appointment: 40 hours per week
Shift: Days, Monday-Friday
Location: Kellogg Eye Center

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

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.