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Henry Ford Health System Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant/SICU/Detroit/Midnights/Full Time in Detroit, Michigan

Position Summary: Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). This position is designated for licensed Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Physicians Assistants to practice as an independent provider in collaboration with ICU intensivist, fellows and residents within a multidisciplinary surgical critical care team. The APP is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to critically ill patients under delegated physician authority. The SICU APP role is challenging and rewarding and allows the APP the opportunity to practice to the fullest extent of their scope of practice.

Job Type/Schedule:FULL TIME NIGHTS with weekend and holiday coverage. The APP will have in house ICU intensivist coverage. The APP will be expected to fulfill 3 x 12 hour shifts; 6pm to 6am with flexibility; Monday through Friday night with occasional weekends. Minimum of 2 holidays. 5 weeks of vacation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, triaging/assessing the status of critically ill patients, developing and implementing plans of care, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and performing invasive procedures.

  • Provides emergent, inpatient and/or outpatient medical care with the supervision but not necessarily the presence of a qualified physician member of the medical staff

  • Takes patient history, performs physical examination, orders and interprets tests, makes diagnoses and institutes appropriate treatment programs

  • Performs nursing functions independently

  • Works in collaboration with staff physicians, house officers, nurses and other members of the medical care team to ensure that patient outcomes are achieved in a safe and efficient manner

  • Specific procedures are individually credentialed as indicated by training and experience

Education:The Nurse Practitioner must have a current registered nurse license with the State of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing school, and have completed an Adult Acute Care NP program as well as Nurse Practitioner certification in the state of Michigan. Family Nurse Practitioners will not be considered.

For PAs interested in applying must have graduated from accredited Physician Assistant program, be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, have an active State of Michigan Physician Assistant License.

All APPs are expected to develop and maintain a collaborative agreement with supervising physician. Must hold BLS and ACLS certification. Must be eligible or have obtained a DEA number for prescriptive authority in Michigan. Must have no encumbering circumstances which would prevent credentialing by the Henry Ford Medical board.

Experience: At least five years’ experience as a Registered Nurse within a critical care environment is required and 2 years as an inpatient Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is preferred.

For physician assistants, a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in adult setting is preferred.

  • Must have no encumbering circumstances, which would prevent credentialing by the Henry Ford Medical board

  • Must be eligible or have obtained a DEA number for prescriptive authority in Michigan

  • BCLS Certification required

  • ACLS Certification required Requires certification in one of the following: ANA certification exam in a nursing specialty field; National Certification Corporation (NCC); National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates; and/or Certification from Michigan State Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) -OR- a Physician Assistant must be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, have an active State of Michigan Physician Assistant License


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.