How to Apply
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.
Basic Function and Responsibility
Provide medical care and treatment under the direction and responsibility of a physician. See new and follow-up patients and provide intervention that is problem oriented for their urological conditions. Clinical areas include General Urology, Endourology, and Urologic Oncology. Care will be provided in an Ambulatory Care clinic setting serving an adult patient population. Clinic sites may include the Livonia Center for Specialty Care, Taubman Health Center, West Ann Arbor, or other Urology Ambulatory Care Unit locations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- In collaboration with a designated participating physician, effectively evaluate and manage the care of adult general Urology patients
- Work independently to see new and return visits under general supervision of faculty
- See new and follow-up patients and provide intervention that is problem oriented for their urological conditions
- Obtain a relevant health and medical history
- Perform a physical examination based on age and history
- Conduct preventive screening procedures based on age and history
- Identify actual and potential health problems and needs
- Update and record changes in health status
- Formulate the appropriate diagnoses based on the history, physical examination, and clinical findings
- Identify needs of the individual, family, or community as a result of the evaluation of the collected data
- Establish priorities and a mutually acceptable plan of care to maximize the health potential of the individual, family, or community.
- Order appropriate diagnostic tests and laboratory test
- Identify appropriate pharmacologic agents
- Identify non-pharmacologic interventions
- Develop a client/family education plan
- Base interventions upon scientific principles, theoretical knowledge, and clinical expertise; individual to the specific situation; and consistent with teaching and learning opportunities. The interventions may include:
- conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests
- prescribing pharmacologic agents
- prescribing non-pharmacologic therapies
- providing relevant patient education
- making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies
- Provide education to patients regarding their urologic care including catheter care and intermittent self-catheterization
- Document care according to University of Michigan Health System standards
- Update patient problem summary list including, medications, diagnoses, allergies, procedures, past medical history, family history, and social history
- Follow up on ordered diagnostic tests and labs
- Perform History & Physical Pre-operative Assessments to include:
- Brief physical examination
- Obtaining surgical consent
- Detailed review of patient medications
- Providing pre-surgical teaching/instruction
- Addressing patients’ questions and concerns
- Ordering additional labs and diagnostic testing as needed
- Present patients, when appropriate, to the supervising/participating physician(s) and assist in care, treatment, and follow-up as needed
- Perform and/or assist in office procedures to include post-void residuals, post-operative voiding trials, and other necessary procedures
- Assist in office procedures to include fluorourodynamic studies, cystometrograms, cystoscopy and prostate biopsy
- Provide phone consultation/triage for patient concerns and prescription refills.
- Work collaboratively with supervising physicians, other midlevel providers, and clinic personnel to successfully deliver high quality care to our Urology patient population
- Assist in the evaluation and improvement of processes and supplies
- Analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action and have the responsibility to make independent decisions free from immediate direction within the scope of his/her assignments
- Maintain flexibility while providing efficient and effective support to providers and patients
- Other duties as assigned
Administrative and functional supervision received
Administrative time keeping would be performed by a designated Ambulatory Administrative Manager
- 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.
- Current DEA registration or eligible for DEA registration
- Experience with surgical patient care.
- Excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, and as part of a collaborative team.
- BLS required
Hours/Week: 40 hours per week
The West Ann Arbor Health Center – Parkland Plaza is the newest Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children. The brand new 2-story facility is located 380 Parkland Plaza in Ann Arbor. We are actively seeking compassionate, enthusiastic, and patient-oriented individuals who will share in the goal of creating the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.
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