WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Physician Assistant - Surgery

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2018 1:36 PM)
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  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Physician Assistant within our Surgery Program.  Under physician supervision, provides medical and surgical care to patients of varying type and acuity.


    • Functions in the role of advanced practitioner to coordinate comprehensive care delivery.
    • Performs assessment of patient health status by obtaining health and medical history, performing physical examinations identifying medical and health risk and needs, and records changes in health status.
    • Performs and/or assists with designated procedures both in and out of the operating room and outpatient ambulatory clinic procedure room.
    • Writes orders/prescriptions for standard formulary medications, laboratory, radiographic studies and consultations.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of admissions, diagnostic evaluations, follow-up exams, laboratory tests, referral to home care, social services, and other agencies in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
    • Documents in the medical record and dictates information as appropriate.
    • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature.
    • Attends related conferences, seminars and other related activities.
    • Provides input into the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the PA service.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Meets state requirements governing the qualification for Physician Assistants.
    • Knowledge of the laws of the State of Michigan in regard to clinical activities and the Code of Ethics of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
    • Experience and interest in assisting with Surgical procedures is preferred.
    • Licensed in the State of Michigan as a Physician Assistant or eligible to be licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
    • Michigan Controlled Substance License required.
    • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.
    • Current NCCPA certification or eligible for certification.
    • Maintenance of CPR certification; BLCS certification preferred.
    • Ability to work varied hours including shifts encompassing 12 or 24 hours for Sunday coverage and call duty.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


     As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2018 and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The inaugural medical student class graduated in May 2018 after completing the innovative, patient-centered four-year CLEAR curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers or tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and two laboratory research floors. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services. 


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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