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Job Summary

The Department of Cardiac Surgery, Section of Adult Cardiovascular Surgery, is currently seeking a Physician Assistant to assist cardiac surgeons in the operative care of adult heart patients, performing such functions as first assist in operating rooms and participating in a wide range of heart procedures.

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
  • 2:1 Retirement Matching—After the first year of employment
    • 100% tax deferred contributions
    • 100% employee vesting—All retirement savings plan
    • contributions and earnings are vested immediately.
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Generous Time Off Allowances
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Annual Professional Development Funds
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Wellness Plans
  • Work/Life Resources

Responsibilities*

The primary work setting for this position is in the operating room for the majority of the time where the individual will have responsibilities that include first/second assisting, conduit harvesting, and evaluation/expansion of minimally invasive equipment/approaches (EVH experience preferred). The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of cardiac surgery experience with strong interpersonal talents and technically skilled in the operating room. The cardiothoracic surgery Physician Assistant exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to adult heart patients. This may include managing patients with complex, acute, critical and chronic health conditions. In addition, the individual collects and assists in the interpretation of reports from diagnostic and laboratory tests, radiographic procedures and clinical studies. The position typically analyzes, compares and evaluates various courses of action and has the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.  
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • 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.
  • ACLS and BLS certification (completed by start date).
  • Current DEA registration required
  • 3-5 years cardiac surgery experience 

NOTE: 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.

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

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  

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

Desired Qualifications*

  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Experience in surgery or emergency room/urgent care is desired.
  • 5 years cardiothoracic/cardiovascular surgery experience strongly preferred.

Work Schedule

Coverage as part of the team is 7 days per week, 24 hours per day with on-call responsibilities.

100% operating room, 40 hrs work week, calls are to be divided among 10 PAs. 

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.

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 UMHS_PArecruit@med.umich.edu.  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit www.UMHSpa.org

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.