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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 # 193985 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 193986

A total of one (1), Advanced Practice Professionals (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

Job Summary

The Hospital Section of the Department of Psychiatry is seeking an Advanced Practice Professional (NP or PA) to provide direct patient care under the immediate supervision of a psychiatry faculty member primarily on the adult psychiatric consultation/-liaison service, with additional duties occasionally possible on the adult psychiatry inpatient unit (9C), Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), and Adult Psychiatry Partial Hospital Program (PHP).



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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities


Responsibilities on the Adult Psychiatry Consultation/Liaison service (primary service):

  • Perform initial assessments on medical-surgical patients for whom psychiatry consultations are sought and present findings to the faculty psychiatrist.
  • Write consultation notes.
  • See follow-up patients and write continuing consultation notes as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the faculty and multidisciplinary team on the C/L service.
  • Contribute to the ongoing educational efforts of psychiatry to the medical-surgical services regarding common mental health issues.

Responsibilities on 9C (when assigned):

  • Perform initial assessments and present findings to the faculty psychiatrist.
  • Write admission H&Ps.
  • Conduct daily rounds on continuing stay patients and write appropriate orders.
  • Write daily progress notes.
  • Monitor medical tests and consult other services as needed.
  • Collaborate with the faculty and multidisciplinary team on the treatment plan.
  • Participate in family meetings as needed.
  • Assist with transitions of care to and from 9C.

Responsibilities in Psychiatric Emergency Services (when assigned):

  • Perform initial assessments on patients in PES and present findings to the faculty psychiatrist.
  • Write evaluation notes.
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to make appropriate disposition plans for patients.
  • Educate patients and families as indicated.
  • Assist with transitions of care from PES.

Responsibilities for the Adult Psychiatry Partial Hospital Program (when assigned):

  • Assist with program development.
  • Assist with plans of transitions of care to and from the PHP.
  • Perform initial and follow-up assessments on patients referred to and within the program.
  • Act as the primary provider for the PHP and collaborate with the faculty psychiatrist as appropriate.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Nursing Specific Info

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

Required Qualifications*

?Required Qualifications (NP):

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification to practice as a Psychiatric/Mental Health 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).
  • Minimum of (1) year experience as a clinician in a psychiatric setting.
  • Current DEA registration required

Required Qualifications (PA):

  • 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.
  • Minimum of (1) year experience as a clinician in a psychiatric setting.
  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required  
  • Current DEA registration required


* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

* In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment

** 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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in psychiatric consultation on medical-surgical inpatients
  • Experience as a clinician in a medical-surgical setting
  • Experience in quality improvement and/or program development.
  • Experience developing and using standardized metrics / implementation of measurement based care surveys, preferably within an electronic medical record.
  • Experience with crisis de-escalation techniques in agitated patients.

Work Schedule

Hours:  40 hours per week 
Primarily Day Shift (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm)
Occasional evening/weekend coverage may be required


Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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 Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail nurserecruit_umhs@med.umich.eduFor a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at UMHS, please visit

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.