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Grayling Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)

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Location: Grayling
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 56293

Description

We improve lives, join our team!

Full-time

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm                  

Call: Required; Rotated after hours newborn nursery coverage (training provided)  

GENERAL SUMMARY

Munson Healthcare Grayling Pediatrics is searching for a compassionate and hard-working Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their bustling practice in Grayling, Michigan! 

This Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, in collaboration with and/or under the supervision of the medical director or staff physician, will provide primary health care services for patients and families, focusing on wellness and health promotion in addition to disease management.  The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will serve as a leader, educator and researcher for patients, their families and the community. 

BENEFITS

Munson Healthcare offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • Competitive compensation and full benefits
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
  • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
  • Student loan repayment eligible
  • Relocation assistance
  • Savings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance

STANDARDS OF CARE

  1. Provide comprehensive primary care within the regulatory guidelines set by the State of Michigan and Rural Health Clinic Code of Federal Regulations including performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, prescribing and administering medical treatment and medications; collaborate with physician in order to plan and coordinate patient care.
  2. Participate in the development, execution and annual review of the written policies/procedures governing the services the Clinic provide; participate with the physician in a periodic review of the patients’ health records.
  3. Obtain health histories and assess the stated health of the patient in order to determine health care needs and documents findings in the medical record.
  4. Perform complete screening examinations and routine examinations in order to determine a baseline, reflect the nature of the patient visit, diagnose and promote good health.
  5. Perform, order and interpret routine laboratory tests; notify patients of results as appropriate.
  6. Consult and instruct patients in order to provide support, facilitate recovery and foster patient self-care at home; promote health through continued follow-up care.
  7. Effectively utilize consulting physicians and other diagnostic services that are not provided by the Clinic.
  8. May routinely perform such therapeutic procedures as (but is not limited too): debridement, suture and subsequent care of wounds; removal of impacted cerumen, subcutaneous local anesthesia, nasal packing for epistaxis; splint sprains and fractures; incise and drain localized abscesses and utilize cryotherapy to warts; and other procedures the AHP is trained to perform and not limited by the medical director.
  9. May routinely perform such diagnostic procedures as: drawing venous blood, Papanicolaou smears, collect culture specimens, EKG interpretation, and other procedures commensurate with experience and training.    
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.
  11. Maintain a system for accurately recording and reporting patient conditions in the medical record; assure medical records are transferred as required when patients are referred; participate in annual review for quality and completeness.
  12. Interview and provide recommendations to patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  13. Instruct patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provide patient information.
  14. Maintain and review patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Post tests and examination results.
  15. Triage patient telephone calls and provide consultation.
  16. Manage medical and surgical emergencies.
  17. Provide monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
  18. Attend required meetings; participate in committees as required.
  19. Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
  20. Maintain and ensure confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  21. Perform other related work as required.
  22. Adheres to Grayling Hospital policies and procedures to minimize risk of harm to patients or staff.
  23. Accepts and supports a culture of teamwork.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

 

  1. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson

 

  1. Promotes personal and patient safety.

 

  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

 

  1. Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and its partners work together to provide superior quality care and promote community health. 

 

  1. Acknowledges safety is a self-responsibility. Knows physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.  Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to hospital procedure.

 

  1. As a health care provider, primary responsibility of the physician is to promote and maintain health in all age populations; and to prevent disease and illness exacerbation.

 

  1. Maintains visibility within the community as a primary health care provider. Serves as a role model to clinic staff, faculty, and the community at large.

 

  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

Education / Training: 

  • Master's Degree in Nursing OR a Masters in Physician Assistant studies

Work Experience:

  • Experience preferred but new grads can apply

Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • State of Michigan Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant license required
  • BCLS Certified

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must apply for and be granted applicable clinical privileges through MHC’s credentialing processes before rendering services
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to make quality, independent medical decisions.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

ABOUT MUNSON HEALTHCARE

Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan’s largest and leading healthcare system. Based in northern Michigan, our team of medical experts, award-winning hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties. Munson Healthcare is comprised of regional referral center Munson Medical Center (Traverse City) and 7 community hospitals: Cadillac Hospital (Cadillac), Charlevoix Hospital (Charlevoix), Grayling Hospital (Grayling), Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (Kalkaska), Manistee Hospital (Manistee), Otsego Memorial Hospital (Gaylord), and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (Frankfort). Across the system there are 694 licensed acute care beds and 212 licensed long-term care beds. Most of the region’s 540,000 residents can receive comprehensive quality care in or near their local community with access to sophisticated diagnostic technology such as 3D tomography, advanced cancer and heart treatments, and the latest robotic technology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and non-invasive surgical procedures.

COMMUNITY

Here is a place you can breathe. Surrounded by beautiful inland lakes and rivers and home to Lower Michigan’s largest state park, Hartwick Pines State Park, Grayling is a serene up north retreat conveniently located within the I-75 corridor. A strong and thriving community known for its genial residents and small-town ambiance, Grayling naturally lends itself to family-friendly living. Equipped with top-rated schools, a low cost of living, and a strong sense of community, the Grayling region helps newcomers feel right at home with a northern Michigan charm all its own. Outdoor adventure seekers can “play without limits” in this northern Michigan oasis where hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, golfing, and birdwatching abound in and around the state park, Higgins Lake and Houghton Lake, and the legendary AuSable River – home to the annual, world-renowned AuSable River Canoe Marathon and known as “the holy water” among fishing enthusiasts who’ve deemed the river one of the best fly fishing hotspots in the Midwest.

As a non-profit healthcare system, Munson Healthcare provides more than $60 million annually in:

  • Community Education
  • Free, discounted and unreimbursed healthcare services
  • Healthcare programs

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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