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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 # 194440 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 194441.

A total of two (2) 0.6 FTE Advanced Practice Professional (NP or PA) will be hired to fill this position.  

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.

Responsibilities*

The overwhelming majority of patients with penicillin and cephalosporin allergy label can actually tolerate these medications.   These erroneous allergy labels will lead to using less effective antibiotics that often have more side effects.  Under physician supervision, this position will involve evaluating inpatients with a listed penicillin and cephalosporin allergy with the hope of de-labeling patients with erroneous labels.  This position will involve:

  • Interviewing and evaluating eligibility for penicillin skin testing for  inpatients with a penicillin and cephalosporin allergy label at UH/CVC using a approved protocol  in coordination with Allergy teams. 
  • Performing and interpreting penicillin allergy skin testing for patients who are candidates for testing.
  • Supervising oral challenges for penicillins and cephalosporins for patients who are candidates and managing any reactions to these oral challenges with the help of the inpatient teams.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatments.  
  • Counseling patients and family members on the results 
  • Communicating the results to the patient’s providers and pharmacy
  • Educating and training other providers to evaluate patients with penicillin and cephalosporin allergy label. 
  • Monitoring for drug allergy re-labels.

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 Family 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). 
  • ACLS required or ability to obtain within 30 days of start date required

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.
  • ACLS required or ability to obtain within 30 days of start date required

NOTE:
* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of thecredentialing 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.

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*

  • A minimum of three years’ clinical experience working with patients
  • 3 years’ or more of clinical experience caring for acutely ill patient in hospital setting including patients with multisystem involvement and multiple co-morbidities.
  • Familiarity with commonly used inpatient antibiotics including common side effects and drug interactions.
  • Familiarity with recognizing and treating clinical signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. 
  • 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
  • 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. 

Work Schedule

Hours: 24hrs/week; 3 days per week of in-patient evaluation and testing. The position will not require weekend and holidays. The work schedule will be 8am-5pm three days per week per provider.  

 

 

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Physician Assistant opportunities please contact Michigan Medicine Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail UMHS_PArecruit@med.umich.edu.

Union Affiliation

This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine, which represents bargaining unit members in 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.

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, University of Michigan 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. Michigan Medicine, like 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.