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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 # 146386 and NPs are directed to apply to job # 146387.


Under physician supervision, coordinates care of hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure, post heart transplant, ventricular device assist patients; the clinician will complete detailed histories and physicals and present pertinent data to the medical staff; collect and interpret reports from diagnostic lab tests, radiographic procedures, and clinical studies; order tests and prescribe medications; perform various diagnostic, therapeutic, and minor surgical procedures including thoraccentesis, and paraccentesis assist attending physician in orientation of new resident physicians to the service and assist in maintaining continuity of care throughout Cardiovascular Medicine; confer with attending physicians and collaborate with other care providers/consultants to coordinate and communicate clinical care; maintain accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatments to physicians and Heart Failure Telemanagement RN Team; streamline the patient transfer process between levels of care, including writing discharge orders and communicating specific patient needs to internal and external UMHS team members and other ambulatory care providers; cover after hour calls for the Anticoagulation Service patients; participation in quality assurance activities including Lean Projects with the Heart Failure Telemanagement Team; perform other related duties as required to assure patient safety and satisfaction; utilize service excellence and Patient Family Centered Care in daily practice!

NOTE: This position is also posted in the Registered Nurses job family under number 146387.

Required Qualifications*

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).
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
DEA license required, or ability to obtain DEA license within 30 days of start date required.

Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan
Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program and certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
DEA license required, or ability to obtain DEA license within 30 days of start date required.

Experience rounding on an inpatient internal medicine or hospitalist based service for a minimum of  Twelve (12) months caring for acutely ill patients on the general, step-down, or ICU setting.
Demonstrated ability to complete history and physical examination; order appropriate diagnostic studies; synthesize information and make informed clinical decisions; develop appropriate care plans; responsive to patient and family preferences and needs.
Demonstrated high level of critical thinking and medical knowledge by using current medical information and scientific evidence for patient care. Ability to prioritize assignments and manage a busy work environment. Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, families and health professionals.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate clinical care ideas across multiple patient care services and to communicate effectively as a patient advocate.
Demonstrated commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, sensitivity to diversity, and sharing knowledge with team members..
Demonstrated knowledge of adult cardiac physiology.
Must be ACLS certified.
Ability to work days, weekends, and holidays to cover a 24/7 Heart Failure Inpatient Program and have flexibility to provide coverage for unit needs.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a care team with the goal of service excellence and patient family centered care.

* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the
credentialing and privileging process.
* 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 with month and year at previous positions to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

Three to five (3-5) years experience caring for acutely ill patient in hospital setting including Heart Failure Pre and Post-Transplant patients, multisystem involvement internal medicine comorbities, familiarity with immunosuppressoin medication including common side effects and drug interactions.
Demonstrates ability to recognize and appropriately treat immunocompromised patients.
Experience in thoracentesis and paracentesis, arterial blood gases.
Ability to demonstrate good computer skills including computer documentation and order entry.
Demonstrates ability to function independently and as a team member, working collaboratively with others.
Demonstrated clinical leadership and experience with coordinating and managing complex, patients and providing safe hand offs to the next provider..
Demonstrated expertise in facilitating the educational growth of others through previous clinical instructional roles.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hrs/week
Shift/Hours/Days: Nights, 12hr shift
Department: Heart Failure Transplant


Additional Information

We, the staff and faculty of the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.

Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Applicants are expected to review the following PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Centers philosophy and culture:

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  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

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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.

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.