Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 814196

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Department: Neurology And Ophthalmology Com 10034625

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Health Care Professional, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The Michigan State University Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology has dedicated itself to the importance of patient centered interprofessional care. A division of six advance practice providers has been developed and collectively completing upwards of 15,000 clinical visits per year in multiple subspecialties of neurologic care. Our advance practice providers work in harmony with our physicians to provide higher level neurologic care to the people of the Greater Lansing Area. Due to the presence of no less than 6 allied health colleges on campus allow for exciting opportunities for education.

The Advance Practice Practitioner (APP) will work independently and in collaboration with general and sub-specialty neurologists and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for patients with neurological disorders. The APP provides specialty medical care focusing on the patient as a whole person.

The provision of care includes but is not limited to:

  • Assessing individual participants health status, performing detailed neurological examinations.

  • Assessing current drug therapies and potential interactions.

  • Liaising with health care providers.

  • Interpreting laboratory results.

  • Developments and education regarding medications to both participants and ancillary staff.

  • Communicate clinical findings to physicians, research scientists and lay persons on a weekly basis.

  • Educate nurses and ancillary staff about disease processes

  • Serve as a resource for RN's to aid with clinical queries.

  • Provide telephone triage, including prescribing necessary pharmacological interventions, including providing emotional support to the patient significant others.

  • Understand and explain typical neurologic diagnosis and classification to appropriately care for patients.

  • Assess and manage patient health problems including actual and potential conditions within an outpatient.

  • Plan, implement and evaluate health care treatments.

  • Under the supervision of an attending neurologist, assess laboratory findings including blood tests, electromyography, MRI, CT Scan and X-rays.

  • Utilize critical thinking skills to individualize patient care to manage illness, promote wellbeing, foster rehabilitative and disease preventive lifestyle choices.

  • Prescribe medications and supportive therapies to help maintain health.

  • Communicate with patients, their significant others and their primary health care providers.

  • Work well in teams, have confidence working independently, know and be able to think inside and outside the norms, at the same time know their limitations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Masters of NP or PA Masters of Medicine

Minimum Requirements

Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program or a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program. Ability to obtain a license in the State of Michigan. NP Specialty Certification or NCCPA Certification. Minimum 1 year of licensed NP or PA work.

Desired Qualifications

Two to five years of previous clinical neurology experience is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated leadership ability. Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and material covered under Universal Precautions; TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 19, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Sep 19, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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