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.
The Interventional Radiology Inpatient PA team exercises autonomy in medical decision making, managing patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions. Physician Assistants in these roles will function highly independently within their delegated assignments as part of a large multidisciplinary team. The Interventional Radiology Inpatient PA team members provide care for patients in the adult inpatient and outpatient procedure settings, and are responsible for prioritizing and performing inpatient consultations, coordinating the periprocedural care, communicating care plans and responding to the needs of the Interventional Radiology patients, family and other caregivers.
The successful candidate must adhere to a high standard of personal and professional conduct; possess excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population. Team members must be able to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, handling multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment and must demonstrate problem solving skills, proficient computer and keyboarding skills, and excellent attendance.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responds to inpatient consult requests and performs consults to include pre-procedure case review, patient evaluation, periprocedural coordination, and order entry.
- Partners with the IR physician of the day and IR inpatient team to prioritize, coordinate and direct procedure activity to achieve patient care needs while maximizing safety, quality and efficiency.
- Interfaces with Anesthesia’s physician floor runners to prioritize, plan and direct patient care activity.
- Reviews all same day/next day case requests in close collaboration with the IR physician for prioritization, staffing and planning.
- Communicates and problem-solves during coordination of procedural activity. Obtains, assigns and adjusts resources throughout the day including procedure rooms, staff, anesthesia and supporting services. Directs add-on scheduling.
- Responds to patient care and service communications including pages, phone calls, messaging through the EMR and emails.
- Evaluates and triages ED consults in collaboration with IR physician.
- Serves as consultant to nursing personnel and other health care professionals involved in the care of IR patients.
- Communicates plans of care and daily division activity to the IR technologists, nurse managers, scheduling team, pre and recovery areas, anesthesia and other stakeholders to coordinate all required resources.
- Serves as a resource for radiology prep, PACU, anesthesia and referring services.
- Supports the education mission by working closely with medical students, residents and fellows and they learn Interventional Radiology and develop graduated responsibilities.
- Serves as a preceptor and mentor for physician assistants.
- Provides clinical leadership in practice, participates in conferences and other professional development opportunities to promote continuous learning and remain knowledgeable of advancements in the field.
- Participates in and leads quality improvement efforts across the division, department and health system.
- Participates in research projects and supports the research mission, assisting with clinical research if applicable within the scope of the clinical operation.
- Provides coverage across unit assignments as required to meet patient care needs.
PA 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 or CAAHEP.
- Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Current licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
- Current DEA License and Controlled Substance License.
- (1) One or more years of experience as a Physician Assistant caring for adult patients.
- ACLS certification is required or must be acquired within 6 months of hire.
- Fellowship in the American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Membership in the State chapter of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
- Satisfactory completion of a Master of Science physician assistant program accredited by the American Medical Association
- Interventional Radiology experience.
- Experience caring for adult patients in an inpatient setting, emergency department or surgical/procedural setting.
- Candidate must also adhere to a high standard of personal and professional conduct; possess excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population.
- Candidate must be able to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team, handling multiple responsibilities in a fast past environment. In addition, candidate must demonstrate problem solving skills, proficient computer and keyboarding skills, and excellent attendance
University of Michigan Health Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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