Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Hospital Medicine Lead Opportunity

ID: 3305 (23760790)
Location: MI - US
Practice Type: Hospital
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Contact: Doc Opps    Call: 7343432300
Posted: 01/30/2023


IHA is seeking a full-time, experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Hospitalist program as Lead Advanced Practice Professional (APP) located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Lead APP of IHA, Hospital Medicine - Ann Arbor, is charged with leading the hospitalist advanced practice team at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (SJMAA). The Lead APP will report to the IHA Site Medical Director (SMD). In addition, the person will coordinate with the Division Head of Hospital Medicine (DH), the Practice Manager of Hospital Medicine, and SJMAA leadership to guide the APP service in providing quality patient care and service to both internal and external customers.

The Lead APP will support the Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, the Hospital, Division Head, and the Hospital medicine Division in the following:

  • Promotes professional growth, development, and successful performance of all Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Professionals.
  • Actively supports recruitment and orientation of new Hospitalist APPs.
  • Provides oversight for the timely and equitable completion and distribution of Hospitalist APP work schedules.
  • Attend monthly hospitalist team leadership meetings, monthly hospitalist meetings, monthly night provider meetings, and works with the Practice Manager to coordinate quarterly APP meetings.
  • Provides guidance, mentoring, and coaching in conjunction with the essential job functions as identified in the IHA Hospitalist APP position description.
  • Collaboratively designs, implements, and monitors clinical processes and helps build clinical teams with clear roles and expectations that support the delivery of outstanding patient care.
  • Acts as liaison between hospitalist APP group, hospital leadership and Trinity Health IHA Medical Group leadership.
  • Demonstrates the value of IHA Hospitalist APP program to SJMH, and Trinity Health IHA Medical Group leadership.
  • Directly communicates effectively and in a timely manner with Hospitalist APPs to continually update, engage, and educate the hospitalist APP team.
  • Manages program operations in coordination with SMD, DH and Practice Manager of Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, Hospital Medicine to build APP schedule to ensure service is fully staffed.
  • Supervises the overall activities of the Advance Practice Professionals on all the inpatient internal medicine services.
  • Conducts biannual provider performance evaluations, periodic coaching sessions, orientation programs, and improvement/teaching plans designed to maximize providers' potential.
  • Conducts disciplinary actions, attendance review, provides feedback to APP staff.
  • In collaboration with the Practice Manager, coordinate APP student schedules.
  • Reviews patient complaints and adverse event reports (related to APPs) generated through reporting system, performs chart reviews when asked by DH, and shares with providers and IHA hospitalist leadership.
  • Meet regularly with leadership of STAT RN/RRT meeting.

Organizational expectations:

  • Creates a positive, professional, service-oriented work environment for staff, patients, and family members by supporting the IHA CARES mission and core values statement.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of the leadership team.
  • Successfully completes IHA's The Customer training and adheres to IHA's standard of promptly providing a high level of service and respect to internal or external customers.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with IHA standards, policies and procedures, including IHA's Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality in compliance with IHA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Serves as a role model, by demonstrating exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces new ideas and respect cultural differences.
  • Uses resources efficiently.
  • If applicable, responsible for ongoing professional development - maintains appropriate licensure/certification and continuing education credentials, participates in available learning opportunities.

Interested candidates must have three years of clinical experience in the inpatient setting with preferred prior experience in a leadership capacity; be board certified; and hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan; position is dependent upon successful credentialing at SJMAA. Membership in Society of Hospital Medicine is also required.

We are seeking an APP with strong personal communication skills, an appreciation of (or willingness to learn about) financial issues, and a strategic orientation towards customer service are prerequisites for success. In addition, an orientation towards collaboratively problem solving by including providers and staff in efforts to continually improve all areas of quality.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced APP to join a growing, high quality, multi-specialty group practice.


An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:

  • Competitive base rate and compensation plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage


Trinity Health IHA Medical Group is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes more than 800 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across southeast Michigan, including 36 Specialties. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 485,000 active patients.

Recognized as Metro Detroit's Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, Trinity Health IHA Medical Group also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment, and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Ann Arbor, Michigan offers a bustling downtown and charming tree-lined neighborhoods, making it a safe and ideal place to live, learn, work, and raise a family. More than 114,000 residents live within the City's 28 square miles and Ann Arbor is a hub for excellence in education, boasting five colleges and universities. The City's acclaimed public school system has adapted a comprehensive academic achievement plan to help ensure all students are successful.

People are drawn to Ann Arbor for its eclectic urban setting and it's acres of parks and trees. The cosmopolitan college town boasts fine to casual dining and world class shopping. Action packed sporting events come courtesy of the University of Michigan. Cultural experiences including museums, galleries, and a performing arts center make Ann Arbor a destination for art aficionados of any age. Endless opportunities for recreation are available in Ann Arbor, which operates 157 parks, trails, golf, canoe liveries, tennis courts, athletic fields and more. One of the most environmentally friendly cities around, Ann Arbor has a progressive recycling program and takes great measures toward the preservation of the City's green space.

Ann Arbor regularly receives national attention as one of the best places to live in the United States. For more information on Ann Arbor visit About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities - including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at (click on the Apply button to request more info about the job) or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.