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Job Summary

The Pre-Operative Physician Assistant will perform peri-operative risk assessment for multiple surgical departments and surgical subspecialties across Michigan Medicine.  The PA exercises autonomy in medical decision making while maintaining the PA-Physician relationship within the scope of practice.


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 faculty and/ or medical staff.
  • 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 and photography consent and optional tissue research).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion or the credentialing and privileging process.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by NCCPA or one of its predecessor agencies.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • BLS certification required, or ability to obtain BLS certification within 30 days of start date required
  • Demonstrate open- mind perspective and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team environment.
* 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.
** Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Work Schedule

Hours per week: Full time, based on 40-hour schedule
Shift:  Day shift
Primary Location: Domino’s Farm Michigan Medicine Pre-Op Clinic
Secondary Location: Open to coverage at satellite Michigan Medicine Pre-Operative Clinics


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.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.