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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)

Location: Harbor Springs
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 59805

Description

Join our team and improve lives! 
Full-time
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am (9am on Thursdays) to 6pm (5pm on Fridays)
Call: Rotated 1 in 7 for after hours and weekends
GENERAL SUMMARY 
Little Traverse Primary Care in beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our established practice and enhance health care for patients in northern Michigan.  In this position, the NP or PA will see acute/same day care patients.  As a NP or PA at Little Traverse Primary Care, you’ll have access to 1:1 MA’s, in-office lab draws and x-rays.  You’ll be joining a team of 6 providers, a referral coordinator, quality specialist, nurse navigator, AWV nurse, and 4 MBAs.
The Little Traverse Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will deliver high quality care to patients of all ages.  Practice everything from health maintenance, minor procedures, woman’s health, pediatric patients, men’s health and geriatric care in an acute care setting.
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
  • 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
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Savings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance
STANDARDS OF CARE
  1. Manage chronic conditions and acute episodic illnesses and minor injuries, using best practices, i.e., evidence-based practice
  2. Obtain relevant health and medical histories from patients and/or caregivers
  3. Perform physical exams appropriate for age and history
  4. Identify medical and health risks and needs
  5. Order, conduct and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests
  6. Formulate the appropriate plan of care based on history, physical exam, clinical findings and any diagnostic findings
  7. Develop care plans and communicate plan to patient, their care giver, or family
  8. Perform procedures within the scope of expertise (e.g., I&Ds, suturing wound closure, etc.)
  9. Identify non-pharmacologic interventions and prescribe non-pharmacologic therapies; identify pharmacologic interventions and prescribe pharmacologic therapies
  10. Provide relevant patient education
  11. Make appropriate referrals to physicians and other health professionals and community agencies
  12. Participate in quality improvement review on a periodic basis, including systematic review of records and treatment plans, helps disseminate findings and implement plans for improvement
  13. Serve as an educational resource for ancillary staff
  14. Complete and maintain written electronic records in a timely fashion and in compliance with MHC standards
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.
 
  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson    Healthcare.
 
  • Promotes personal and patient safety.
 
  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
 
  • Munson Medical Center and its partners work together to provide superior quality care and promote community health. 
 
  • 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.
 
  • As a health care provider, the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant works in conjunction with their physicians in providing a full spectrum of primary care services to their assigned patients.  The primary responsibility of the nurse practitioner or physician assistant is to promote and maintain health in all age populations; and to prevent disease and illness exacerbation. 
 
  • Assists in policy and procedure development for Little Traverse Primary Care operations and clinical interventions.
 
  • 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.
 
  • 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: 
  • New grads welcome to 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 Traverse City, Mich., 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.
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 
COMMUNITY
After a great day at work, nature’s playground is waiting for you right outside the door. Located near the 45th parallel, Traverse City is an official “Coast Guard City” and sits at the base of twin bays – West Grand Traverse Bay and East Grand Traverse Bay. It has award-winning schools, a community college, and a busy airport with daily service to major cities. Traverse City is a thriving community offering unequaled year-round recreation, as well as vibrant cultural and social opportunities often found in much larger cities. Traverse City is one of America’s “must see” places for family vacations, fine arts, local craft beer and wine, farm-to-table food, fun festivals (including the National Cherry Festival), sailing, golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, and miles of pristine freshwater shoreline. 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 
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