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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Otolaryngology is seeking a qualified PA to join our Neuro-otology division within our Taubman clinic. In this position, the PA will work in an outpatient setting, providing care to patients with general ear complaints, and assist with the management of more complex otology patients. Initially care will be provided through a shared visit model with the expectation that the PA will establish independent clinics within the first 6-12 months. The primary role for the PA would be to improve patient access for otology care. A secondary focus of reduction in ER visits, or hospital readmission for patients who have undergone complex otologic procedures by being a resource for clinic nurses, and patients.



Provide care to patients and families and otolaryngology is described below. Serve as a clinical resource and consultant to patients, families, staff, Michigan Medicine providers, and referring providers for the otolaryngology service. Interview patients to obtain a detailed history; perform physical examinations and present pertinent data to medical staff. Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are pertinent to the practice of general otology. Collect and assist in the interpretation of reports from diagnostic and laboratory tests, radiographic procedures, and clinical evaluations. Order test and prescribe medications. Collaborate with the medical staff in the delivery of care to patients and families when appropriate. Coordinate care and make internal\external referrals under the collaboration of a physician as appropriate. Work closely with the medical team to care for general otology patient populations.

The Department of Otolaryngology provides paid continuing medical education in addition to Michigan Medicines excellent benefit package.

Candidates must be highly motivated to provide excellent care to patients and families. The person selected will be an active participant of a collaborative healthcare team that uses data analysis and evidence-based practice to guide delivery of care. Candidate will participate in departmental meetings to continually improve clinic processes. The selected candidate will participate in continuing education\professional development activities to maintain role competency, and to increase professional knowledge.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative practice within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience with care coordination and management of complex patient populations.
  • Candidate must be able to perform their role independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated effective time management.
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving, prioritize, and delegate effectively and efficiently in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership and ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills in daily practice; assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency using the electronic medical record.
  • Current DEA registration or eligible for DEA registration.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior outpatient Otolaryngology experience.
  • Prior experience working independently in an outpatient practice.
  • Prior experience performing independent minor procedures.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 hours per week
Shift: Day Shift, Monday - Friday, no weekends or holidays


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.