Advanced Practice Professional (Physician Assistant) Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
January 6, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening. Both qualified NP and PA applicants will be considered.
PAs are directed to apply to job # 152176 and NPs are directed to apply to job # 152175
A total of one(1), 1.0 FTE, Advanced Practice Professional (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.
The University of Michigan Health System, regionally and nationally known for its commitment to providing high quality, family-centered patient care is seeking an experienced Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner for our Pediatric Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Our non-physician providers (NPPs) serve as integral members of a multidisciplinary team providing advanced diagnostic care and therapeutic interventions for patients across the continuum of age and acuity levels. Joining our pediatric service provides an opportunity to work alongside a team of professionals dedicated to the care of our youngest patients. As a key member of the clinical team, the NPP will be expected to treat patients autonomously conducting both independent and shared clinic visits. The NPP will assist surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and provide service continuity in the outpatient operative setting (including preoperative care, postoperative care, as well as management of non-operative patient conditions) under the direction of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Service.
Responsibilities include: obtaining a detailed history; performing a comprehensive musculoskeletal physical examination; presenting pertinent information to the medical staff; interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory tests; perform various therapeutic and minor surgical procedures; assist surgeons in the operating room (as needed); serve as a resource to administrative (administrative assistants and call center staff) and medical (nursing, medical assistants and athletic trainers) staff on a daily basis; coordinate care plans as needed; administer follow-up to patients and assist in referring to various internal and external facilities; provide routine orthopaedic services effectively and efficiently; compile and record detailed narrative evaluations. The incumbent is expected to call patients and be available to answer questions in support of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Service.
NOTE: This position is also posted in the Registered Nurses job family under number 152175 for NPs to apply
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Michigan.
Current specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.
Graduate of Accredited Nurse Practitioner program as a Family NP, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
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 the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
Required Qualifications (NP & PA):
Experience with surgical patient care required
One (1) year of Orthopaedic Surgery experience as a PA/NP is required, however, Pediatric Orthopaedic PA/NP experience is preferred.
Demonstrate experience in evaluation and care of preoperative and postoperative surgical patients.
Demonstrate ability to prioritize, problem solve, and delegate effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team member on the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Service and with other Orthopaedic Surgery non-physician providers.
Must have the ability to interact well with pediatric patients and their families.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.
Demonstrate leadership in a professional healthcare setting and other professional activities.
Attention to detail and organizational skills highly desirable.
Some flexibility in work schedule will be necessary.
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.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Minimum of three years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Physician Assistant.
Demonstrated active participation in professional development
Pediatric Orthopaedic experience as a NP/PA
Hours: 40 per week Shift/Hours/Days: Day shift; 5 days per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required Location: Primarily Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery- C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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.
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.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s values are demonstrated daily through our commitment to: Patients and Families First Accountability for Outcomes Respect for individuals Teamwork Never-ending Improvement Empowerment Responsibility for Cost Effectiveness Service to the community
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