Advanced Practice Professional

Michigan, United States
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

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 # 163509 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 163510

A total of one(1)  1.0 FTE Advanced Practice Professional will be hired between both postings.  

Job Summary

  • Provides direct patient care, by supporting a General Medicine practice in an academic setting, through care coordination for adult patients with complex illness, in the primary care setting under minimal supervision. 
  • Independently manages a schedule of patients including health maintenance exams, return visits, same day urgent care and discharge visits
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team, and patients/families to ensure the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective health care services. 
  • Assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates all options and services with the goal of optimizing the patients’ health status. 
  • Integrates evidence-based clinical guidelines, preventive guidelines, and protocols, in the development of individualized care plans that are patient-centric, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of health care.   
  • Provides targeted interventions to avoid hospitalization and emergency room visits.
  • Coordinates care across settings and helps patient/families understand health care options.



  • Provide direct patient care as an independent part of a team by supporting a General Medicine practice 
  • Perform initial and ongoing assessments, diagnostic evaluation, consultation and treatment of adult patients as delegated by an attending physician.  Assesses over time the health care, educational, and psychosocial needs of the patient/family.   Uses standardized assessment tools such as depression screening, functionality, and health risk assessment.
  • Collaborates with PCP, patient, and members of the health care team, including continuum of care settings and community.  Responsible for watching the comprehensive individualized plan of care and targeted interventions.  Continually observes patient/family response to plan of care, and revises the care plan as indicated.
  • Supports patient self-management with a focus on empowering the patient/family to build capacity for self- care through clinic visits and other complex care needs. 
  • Implements systems of care that facilitate close monitoring of high-risk patients to prevent and/or intervene early during acute exacerbations.
  • Implements clinical interventions and protocols based on risk stratification and evidence-based clinical guidelines. 
  • Coordinates patient care through ongoing collaboration with PCP, patient/family, and other members of the health care team. 
  • Demonstrates excellent written, verbal, and listening communication skills, positive relationship building skills, and critical analysis skills. Identifies the targeted high risk population within practice site(s) per PCP referral, risk stratification, and patient lists.
  •  Maintains required documentation.
  • Reviews the current literature regarding effective team engagement and communication strategies, clinical behavior change strategies and incorporates into clinical practice.


  • Demonstrated ability to perform health assessments including patient history, physical examinations, diagnostic tests and appropriate interventions, prescriptions and/or referrals.
  • Demonstrates customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, patients, and families with diverse opinions, values, and religious and cultural ideals.
  • Demonstrates ability to work autonomously, with minimal supervision and be directly accountable for practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate individual and group decision-making.
  • Demonstrates ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities including time management, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving, critical thinking, analysis skills and decision-making, priority setting, work delegation, and work organization.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop positive, longitudinal relationships and set appropriate boundaries with patients/families.

*NOTE: This position is also posted in the Nursing Job Family - Advanced Practice Professional under number 163509 for PAs to apply.

Required Qualifications*


  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification to practice as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or 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).   Possession of a current licensure to practice as a RN and as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan.
  • Three (3) years of experience with adult patients in primary care or ambulatory care within the past five years


  • 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.
  • Three (3) years of experience with adult patients in primary care or ambulatory care within the past five years

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

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of chronic conditions, evidence based guidelines, prevention, wellness, health risk assessment, and patient education
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to analyze complex data sets.  Ability to manage complex clinical issues utilizing assessment skills and protocols
  • Excellent assessment and triage skills.  Ability to implement evidence base interventions and protocols for chronic conditions
  • Demonstrates excellent communication--both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Ability to affect change, work as a productive and effective team member, and adapt to changing needs/priorities
  • Time management, priority setting, work delegation and work organization.
  • General computer knowledge and capability to use computer
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Demonstrated partnership and leadership with members of the health care team in current chronic care initiatives as validated by performance evaluations and references.
  • Experience in care of adult patients
  • Experience as participant in continuous quality improvement

Work Schedule

Hours/Week:  40Shift/Hours/Days: Schedule is Monday through Friday, some Saturday hours, with variable clinic schedule including evening hours.  Needs to be available for patient care Monday through Friday (all 5 days) and Saturday with variable shift lengthsLocation: Brighton Health Center Primary Care NP MEDICAL SUBSPECIALTY TIER 2

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.

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 Physician Assistant opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit 

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.

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.