Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (FT or PT) – Dowagiac, MI
Acute Care Advanced Practitioner Opportunity in Dowagiac, Michigan; Day Shifts Only!
Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed, non-profit, critical access hospital, is a part of Ascension, a 15-hospital system in Michigan. The hospital serves Dowagiac and Cass County with primary care, secondary services, and tertiary care in cardiovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, and diagnostic services. Thanks to the link with Borgess Health, the hospital offers many specialty services usually found only in larger cities.
- 25-bed, community hospital
- Closed ICU; No procedures required
- No code requirement
- Schedule: Day shift, solo position
- No call environment
- Access SoundInstitute™ learning platform for continuing education, and professional career development with convenient online and in-person educational courses, including CME
Requirements of Advanced Practitioners
As an advanced practice provider (APP) with Sound Physicians, you will work in an environment that promotes the Sound core values of integrity, teamwork, service, quality, and innovation enjoying a sustainable career with programs consistently staffed to levels that facilitate a manageable workload for our hospital teams. At Sound Physicians, we recognize the value that you bring when you are empowered to work at the top of your license. We invest in robust onboarding and training as you assimilate into a new role at a new hospital. We support you to provide the excellent care you long to give each patient through ongoing professional development and ongoing feedback on your clinical performance.
- Perform evaluation and management services to patients requiring hospitalist services with the hospitalist practice
- Develop treatment plans
- Complete admissions from ED
- Perform dictation of H&P examinations
- Cross-cover for the hospitalist team
- Perform such other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by the chief hospitalist and within NP/PA scope of practice
- Acute care certification required (PA-C / AGACNP); 1 year of hospitalist experience required
Location & Lifestyle
Dowagiac lies peacefully in the Fruit Belt of Southwest Michigan, embraced by gentle hills and flourishing orchards maintaining a close-knit community feel. Residents often enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment, where neighbors know each other and there’s a sense of belonging. The town’s location in Southwest Michigan grants residents access to stunning natural landscapes. Surrounded by rolling farmlands, orchards, and nearby lakes, Dowagiac offers beautiful scenery and a peaceful ambiance. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do in Dowagiac. With lakes and rivers nearby, fishing, boating, canoeing, and water skiing are popular activities. The area also experiences seasonal changes, allowing for activities like ice fishing in winter. Although Dowagiac is a small town, it benefits from its proximity to larger cities. Kalamazoo is just an hour away, offering access to a wider range of amenities and entertainment options. Additionally, St. Joseph and South Bend, Indiana, are within a short driving distance. Dowagiac generally offers a more affordable cost of living compared to larger urban areas. Housing prices, utilities, and everyday expenses are often more manageable, allowing residents to stretch their budgets further.
Thrive Where Contributions Are Rewarded and Valued
At Sound Physicians, we recognize the value you bring when you are empowered to perform the full scope of your practice. From the start of your career with Sound Physicians, we will support you in providing the excellent care that you long to give each patient through continual professional development and ongoing feedback on your clinical performance. As an advanced practice provider (APP) with Sound Physicians, you will thrive in an environment that promotes our organizational core values of integrity, teamwork, service, quality, and innovation.
Sound Physicians’ nurse practitioners and physician assistants enjoy a key role in driving improvements in acute care, alongside our emergency medicine physicians. In support of our core values, we ensure our advanced practice providers have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care. You will be involved with driving improvements in quality, and patient satisfaction, and aligning with hospital leadership in achieving the goals set for the team.