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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 the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. In this position, the PA will work in an outpatient setting, providing care to patients with general adult and pediatric otolaryngology complaints. 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. This position may require travel to other offsite locations, as well as initial orientation will be held at the University of Michigan Hospital within the Department of Otolaryngology, as well as other satellite centers during the final construction of the Brighton Center for Specialty Care.

The Brighton Center for Specialty Care is the newest University of Michigan Ambulatory Care facility dedicated to providing high quality health care services for adults and children. The brand new 2-story facility is located at 7500 Challis in Brighton, MI. 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. 

Anticipated opening of the new Brighton Center for Specialty Care is September 2018.


Provide care to patients and families and otolaryngology department as 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 otolaryngology. 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 adult general otolaryngology, and pediatric patient populations. This role will provide oversight and care to Otolaryngology surgical observation patients, and serve as a resource to expedite discharge for this patient population. While the initial focus will be providing surgical outpatient and observation care, first assisting in the operating room may be required as the role and needs evolve.

The Department of Otolaryngology provides paid continuing medical education in addition to Michigan Medicine’s 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*

  • 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.
  • 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 license or eligible for DEA license.


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*

*New Graduate PAs may be considered for this position.  

*Condition of hire for New Graduate PAs: Selected candidate must have required PA certification and Michigan licensure before start of credentialing.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position. 

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

Desired Qualifications*

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

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hours per week 

Shift: Days 

Location: This position may require travel to other offsite locations, as well as initial orientation will be held at the University of Michigan Hospital within the Department of Otolaryngology, as well as other satellite centers during the final construction of the Brighton Center for Specialty Care.

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

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.