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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 Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a qualified physician assistant (PA) to join our subspecialty team of physicians, PAs, nurses, medical assistants, clerks and study coordinators in the chronic disease management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The PA will work in the outpatient setting with faculty and requires participating in a number of clinics including the Taubman  Northville, Brighton, Canton, West Ann Arbor or potentially other Health Centers. Care will be provided through a shared visit model and as proficiency increases, transition to a mixture of shared, directed and independent visits.

Responsibilities*

Assist physicians in providing comprehensive IBD care to patients and their families. Perform histories and physical examinations. Order and interpret laboratory, radiographic, and endoscopic testing. Prescribe medications. Make internal/external referrals. Compile and document notes for the medical record. Be available to assist and advise nurse/MA for urgent between-visit matters such as signing of forms and managing infusion reactions. 

Present pertinent data and collaborate with physicians for the devising and implementing of ongoing treatment plans, as required by patient acuity and complexity. Educate and discuss with patients regarding the natural history of the disease, goals of treatment, current and past responses to therapies, results of testing, and subsequent options/recommendations for further formulation of individualized treatment plans.  

Participate in weekly IBD meetings to continually improve care standards including clinical, research, and multidisciplinary aspects. Engage in continuing education/professional development activities to increase knowledge and maintain role competency.

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Required Qualifications*

  • 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, CAAHEP)
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) 
  • Current license to practice as a PA in the State of Michigan This classification requires Primary Source Verification.
  • Current DEA license as well as Michigan Controlled Substance License (or eligibility for both)

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 EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) is strongly desired.  

Work Schedule

Appointment: 40 hours
Shift/Hours/Days: Day/8:00-5:00/M-F

 

Additional 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 UMHS_PArecruit@med.umich.edu.  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at UMHS, please visit www.UMHSpa.org

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.