WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Psychiatry

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/20/2023 12:44 PM)
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# of Openings
Clinical Staff
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D School of Medicine is searching for a Physician Assistant. This position will be under physician supervision, provides consultative and follow up medical care to patients of varying type and acuity both hospitalized and outpatient.


  • Assess, evaluate and provide recommendations to treating provider for psychiatric patients in the Emergency Department and/or Medical Floors.
  • PA will work with unit physicians, social workers, residents and nurses in providing psychiatric care.
  • PA will work under the supervision of WMed Psychiatrist.
  • See patients in a timely manner who are seeking psychiatric care.
  • Coordinate treatment with other providers and family.
  • Ability to handle psychiatric emergencies.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric treatments.
  • Knowledge in Michigan Mental Health Code major components in psychiatric care.
  • Duty hours 8am-5pm Monday – Friday.
  • 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.
  • Availability to work on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Certified Physician Assistant with Psychiatry experience.
  • Minimum of three year’s work experience as a PA.
  • Three years’ experience with psychiatry patients.


  • 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.
  • BLCS certification preferred.


  • Knowledge and proficiency in word processing and file management using Word and other software as required by the department. (Portal, Cerner, PACS, WMed EPIC).
  • Ability to work approximately 40 hours per week. Possible weekend call.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions.
  • Ability to make quality, independent decisions.
  • Independently mobile.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows preventive measures to minimize exposure to blood and air borne pathogens.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in grammar and spelling skills.
  • Ability to operate automated standard office equipment such as multi-line phone system, transcription equipment, copier, fax machine, shredder, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret, comprehends, and transmits complicated and detailed instructions accurately.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

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


We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.


The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


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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