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Advanced Practice Professional (PA) Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Job Description

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 # 235217  and PAs are directed to apply to job # 235218

A total of one (1), 0.2 FTE Advanced Practice Professional (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

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.

Michigan Medicine offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits! 

Salary range: $119,643 - $184,581

What benefits can you look forward to?

  • Flexible Health, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Retirement Savings Plans with 2:1 Matching
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Generous Time Off Allowances
  • $2000 Annual Professional Development Funds (0.5 FTE Appointment or above)
  • Paid Release Time for Professional Education Activities
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Tuition Support Program
  • Wellness Plans
  • Work/Life Resources


  • In collaboration with PCTU (Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit)/11W (General and moderate care) team, manages acute and critically ill pre and post-surgical infants and children with congenital/acquired heart disease
  • Perform detailed history and physical examinations
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, radiographs, and clinical studies. 
  • Order/prescribe and titrate medications.  
  • Perform various diagnostic, therapeutic, and minor surgical procedures.   
  • Maintain continuity of care 
  • Collaborate with providers/consultants to coordinate clinical care. 
  • Document patient status, evaluation, and treatment plan
  • Facilitate patient transfer across levels of care, including writing discharge orders and communicating specific patient needs to team members.   
  • Provide education for patients, families, staff.
  • Participation in quality assurance activities.  

Note:  This is an 8-hour position with rotation of days/nights as needed.  Includes weekends.

Required Qualifications*

Nurse Practitioner

  • 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 Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  
  • Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). 
  • Current DEA registration required
  • AHA approved PALS certification or the ability to obtain prior to employment
  • Two (2) years of recent clinical practice experience in pediatric cardiac intensive care ore unit, cardiology, or pediatric intensive care unit setting

Physician Assistant

  • 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.
  • State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required  
  • Current DEA registration required
  • AHA approved PALS certification or the ability to obtain prior to employment
  • Two (2) years of recent clinical practice experience in pediatric cardiac intensive care ore unit, cardiology, or pediatric intensive care unit setting

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

  • 5 years practicing as an Advanced Practice Provider in pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and prior experience in quality improvement projects/research 
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitating the educational growth of others 
  • Experience prioritizing busy work environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly/academic work 

Work Schedule

Appointment: 8 Hours
Shift:  This is a 8-hour day/night position with rotation.  Includes weekend and holidays shifts as required by the service.
Location: Work locations will comprise of both 11W and the PCTU

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  For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

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. 

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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