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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Number of Hours:  Full-time

Job Number:   ONTO-MEDICAL-105-01

Location:  Ontonagon, MI

Job Summary

The Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner (PA/NP) is responsible for delivery of quality medical care to patients of the Center and functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her PA/NP practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides medical services, but only as delegated by a supervising physician.
    1. Maintains medical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary medical care.
    2. Provides medical sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care to all age groups at clinic site, including extended hours clinics.
    3. Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to PA’s/NP’s panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis; prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
    4. Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
    5. Provides continuity of care to center patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care, after hours call coverage and phone triage to center patients.
    6. Maintains a problem oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with the Center’s established Information Management policies and procedures.
    7. Leads the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.
    8. Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
    9. Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed; attends and participates in clinic meetings/departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by the Center.
  2. Provides clinical oversight under the supervision of the Medical Director.
    1. Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate.
    2. Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
    3. Participates in the QA/PI Program for continuous quality improvement and risk management purposes.
    4. Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.
    5. Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.
    6. Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the medical team.
    7. Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
    8. Accepts responsibility for remaining current with health care trends and information that impact the medical practice.
    9. Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.
  3. Maintains professional courtesy at all times.
  4. Utilizes excellent customer service and team skills at all times
  5. Consults with the physicians freely when encountering new or complex medical or surgical problems, or if in doubt as to the established and usual course of therapy
  6. Ensures patient communications by making phone calls to patients in a timely manner
  7. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  8. Knowledge of advanced principles of oral health promotion, prevention and motivation.
  9. Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations.
  10. Demonstrates knowledge of the Michigan Medical Practice Act and Michigan Medical Board regulations pertinent to Physician Assistant.
  11. Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational policies and protocols.
  12. Required 
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public
  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers and Electronic Medical Record


  • Knowledge of Integrated team based practices including Patient Centered Medical Home, Integrated Behavioral Health services

Credentials and Experience


  • Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialization in a specific patient population
  • Current unrestricted license from the Michigan Physician Assistant Board to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan or registered as a professional nurse and licensed in the State of Michigan
  • Annual continuing medical education as required by the Michigan Physician Assistant Board
  • Must be registered and have current DEA and other such certificates to legally operate as a practitioner in the State of Michigan
  • Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty or participates in after-hours coverage as requested.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS/AED for Healthcare Professionals Certification Preferred
  •  One (1) year of practice experience providing direct patient care
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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.