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Trinity Health

Physician Assistant - Hospital Medicine Lead Opportunity

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Full Time

IHA is seeking a full-time, experienced Physician Assistant to join the Hospitalist program as Lead Advanced Practice Professional (APP) located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Lead APP of IHA, Hospital Medicine – Ann Arbor, is charged with leading the hospitalist advanced practice team at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (SJMAA). The Lead APP will report to the IHA Site Medical Director (SMD). In addition, the person will coordinate with the Division Head of Hospital Medicine (DH), the Practice Manager of Hospital Medicine, and SJMAA leadership to guide the APP service in providing quality patient care and service to both internal and external customers.

The Lead APP will support the Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, the Hospital, Division Head, and the Hospital medicine Division in the following:

  • Promotes professional growth, development, and successful performance of all Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Professionals.
  • Actively supports recruitment and orientation of new Hospitalist APPs.
  • Provides oversight for the timely and equitable completion and distribution of Hospitalist APP work schedules.
  • Attend monthly hospitalist team leadership meetings, monthly hospitalist meetings, monthly night provider meetings, and works with the Practice Manager to coordinate quarterly APP meetings.
  • Provides guidance, mentoring, and coaching in conjunction with the essential job functions as identified in the IHA Hospitalist APP position description.
  • Collaboratively designs, implements, and monitors clinical processes and helps build clinical teams with clear roles and expectations that support the delivery of outstanding patient care.
  • Acts as liaison between hospitalist APP group, hospital leadership and Trinity Health IHA Medical Group leadership.
  • Demonstrates the value of IHA Hospitalist APP program to SJMH, and Trinity Health IHA Medical Group leadership.
  • Directly communicates effectively and in a timely manner with Hospitalist APPs to continually update, engage, and educate the hospitalist APP team.
  • Manages program operations in coordination with SMD, DH and Practice Manager of Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, Hospital Medicine to build APP schedule to ensure service is fully staffed.
  • Supervises the overall activities of the Advance Practice Professionals on all the inpatient internal medicine services.
  • Conducts biannual provider performance evaluations, periodic coaching sessions, orientation programs, and improvement/teaching plans designed to maximize providers’ potential.
  • Conducts disciplinary actions, attendance review, provides feedback to APP staff.
  • In collaboration with the Practice Manager, coordinate APP student schedules.
  • Reviews patient complaints and adverse event reports (related to APPs) generated through reporting system, performs chart reviews when asked by DH, and shares with providers and IHA hospitalist leadership.
  • Meet regularly with leadership of STAT RN/RRT meeting.

Organizational expectations:

  • Creates a positive, professional, service-oriented work environment for staff, patients, and family members by supporting the IHA CARES mission and core values statement.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of the leadership team.
  • Successfully completes IHA’s “The Customer” training and adheres to IHA’s standard of promptly providing a high level of service and respect to internal or external customers.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with IHA standards, policies and procedures, including IHA’s Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality in compliance with IHA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Serves as a role model, by demonstrating exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces new ideas and respect cultural differences.
  • Uses resources efficiently.
  • If applicable, responsible for ongoing professional development – maintains appropriate licensure/certification and continuing education credentials, participates in available learning opportunities.

Interested candidates must have three years of clinical experience in the inpatient setting with preferred prior experience in a leadership capacity; be board certified; and hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan; position is dependent upon successful credentialing at SJMAA. Membership in Society of Hospital Medicine is also required.

We are seeking an APP with strong personal communication skills, an appreciation of (or willingness to learn about) financial issues, and a strategic orientation towards customer service are prerequisites for success. In addition, an orientation towards collaboratively problem solving by including providers and staff in efforts to continually improve all areas of quality.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced APP to join a growing, high quality, multi-specialty group practice.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:

  • Competitive base rate and compensation plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage

ABOUT THE FACILITY

IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes more than 800 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across Southeast Michigan, including 36 Specialties. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 485,000 active patients.

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (SJMAA), a member of the five hospital Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is an academic teaching hospital and tertiary care center. The hospital, with 537 licensed beds, is situated on a 340 acre campus in the Ann Arbor area.  Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

For more information about St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor visit  Show Contact Detailshttp://www.stjoesannarbor.org/annarbor. 

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Ann Arbor, Michigan – offers a bustling downtown and charming tree-lined neighborhoods making it a safe and ideal place to live, learn, work, and raise a family. More than 114,000 residents live within the City's 28 square miles and Ann Arbor is a hub for excellence in education, boasting five colleges and universities. The City's acclaimed public school system has adapted a comprehensive academic achievement plan to help ensure all students are successful.

Ann Arbor regularly receives national attention as one of the best places to live in the United States. For more information on Ann Arbor visit  Show Contact Detailswww.annarbor.com. 

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Date Posted: 9/2/22

Job Id: 2350560