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Job Summary

The Taubman Medical Specialties Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) is the clinical home for the Gastroenterology Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD) Program. This unique service is dedicated to functional bowel disorders patients, while partnering with the programs physician(s), nurses, and other providers to deliver excellent care and customer service. We are seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic, and self-driven Physician Assistant.  This individual will share our priorities which include high quality medical care, excellent customer service, safety of staff and patients, efficiency, stewardship of resources and the ideal experience for our patients, families and employees.

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 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

As part of the GI FBD team, the PA will:

  • Provide a consultative visit with patients to obtain a detailed history and physical and provide pre-procedural risk assessment developed in conjunction with medical faculty expertise. You will be performing these services in patients with such symptoms/disorders as: chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, gastroparesis, and fecal incontinence.
  • Visits are provided both in person and virtually.
  • Provide specialized education regarding disease-based and procedural education/instructions for patients and their family.
  • Review possible risks of proposed procedure while obtaining consents (including blood and photography consent and optional tissue research).
  • Provide prescriptions and instructions for medications/medical supplies necessary for the pre-procedural period.
  • Incorporate nutrition, GI psychology, 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*

  • 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.
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current DEA registration required
  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required 

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

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.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):

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

Desired Qualifications*

  •  2-3 years of experience as a Physician Assistant.
  • Ambulatory clinic experience
  • GI clinic exposure

Work Schedule

40 Hours

Days, 8-5pm Some holiday work will be required

Additional Information

Supervision Received

Supervision is received from the ACU Medical Director and Administrative Managers

 

Supervision Exercised

None.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine, 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.

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.  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.

 

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