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Internal Medicine Resident Assistant
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/20/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Summary

As part of the healthcare team, support Internal Medicine resident physicians on the inpatient units, coordinating all non-physician tasks directly related to patient care by facilitating patient testing, and follow-up, delivery of clinical services, discharge planning and post discharge appointments. 

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*

  • Communicates as needed with referring physicians, ancillary services, and nursing. 
  • Bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient settings, enhancing both patient and physician satisfaction by ensuring uninterrupted continuum of care. 
  • Participate in work rounds and attending rounds with healthcare team. 
  • Facilitates communication between residents and referring physicians, ancillary services, nursing and families. 
  • Coordinates all additional follow-up studies and appointments required by care team. 
  • Ensures all tests, studies, and appointments occur as planned. 
  • Obtains test results and records as needed from referring hospitals/MD’s and ancillary services. 
  • Coordinates post discharge appointments, prescriptions, referrals, and ancillary procedures. 
  • Evaluates and resolves clinical scheduling issues. 
  • Assists with identification and monitoring of discharge delays due to system issues. 
  • Assists with data collection and maintains database for analysis and action.
  • Maintains, verifies, and maintain resident assistant training manual.
  • Has excellent attendance.
  • Identifies work needs and determines task priorities. 
  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Associate’s degree in a health science field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary. 
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, as well as, organizational skills, problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Efficiency in a fast paced clinical environment. 
  • Ability to successfully interact with diverse groups of people, including physicians, nurses, patients and families. 
  • Excellent computer skills.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in a clinical setting, either inpatient or outpatient. 
  • MiChart experience.

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.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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