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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 # 144448 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 144449

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

The Kellogg Eye Center is seeking to hire an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) to join a dynamic team of oculoplastic surgeons who make meaningful differences in the lives of their patients every day.  Our department purpose is to improve lives through curing, preventing and treating eye disease. We do this by adhering to our core guiding principles: Teamwork, Caring, Innovation, and Integrity.  

We are seeking an APP who will divide their time between clinic responsibilities and assisting in oculoplastic surgery in the OR. Clinic responsibilities include, but are not limited to: caring for pre- and post-operative patients, seeing selected patients for routine clinical care, and sharing in the triaging of patients who contact us.  

Responsibilities*

Perform the duties of APP, as well as:

  • Provide care to selected routine oculoplastics patients in the clinic such as dry eye, blepharitis, lid lesion assessments, droopy eyelids, tearing, among various University locations.
  • Provide surgical assistance to ophthalmic cases in settings among various University locations.
  • Provide patient phone triage support to the oculoplastics clinic
  • Provide pre- and post-operative care to surgical patients
  • 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 pre-operative history and physical assessment of patients in the clinics on an as needed basis when time permits. Specifically this might include any or all of the following:- As part of the pre-operative team, the PA will: Interview patients to obtain a detailed patient history. 
  • - Perform physical examination and present pertinent data to medical staff. 
  • 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 may include direct communication with ancillary services and/or in-house Anesthesia team. 
  • Incorporate social work and research resources to benefit patient satisfaction and education. 
  • Provide appropriate treatment for certain lid anomalies in the clinic
  • 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 Registered Nurses job family under number 144448 for NPs to apply.

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):

  • 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  
  • Basic knowledge of Operating Room procedure and technique is helpful
  • 1-3 years’ experience 

Work Schedule

Appointment: 40 hours per week
Shift: Days, Monday-Friday, with possible consideration of Saturday or evening clinic(s)
Location: Kellogg Eye Center

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.

Contact 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 Michigan Medicine, please visit www.UMHSpa.org

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.