Applications for the October, 2020 program are now being accepted.
Applications must be received by May 15, 2020.
Competitive applicants will be contacted for reference letters and will then be scheduled for interviews, to occur in July, 2020.
Selected APP Fellows will be notified by August 1, 2020. The program officially begins October 1, 2020.
We request that all interested applicants review our web site to make sure this fellowship is appropriate to your goals. If it is, please submit a cover letter and CV (see below for details) by following the ‘Apply Now’ link above. This will take you to the formal listing, where you can click on a link labeled ‘Apply for Job.’ You will have to create an account with us if you do not already have one and will then be able to upload the materials. We also request that you simultaneously e-mail your cover letter and CV to us at email@example.com
1-page cover letter / personal statement describing professional history and interest in the field of psychiatry / behavioral health, including long-term ambitions regarding specialization and anticipated practice setting, and role of fellowship in pursuit of your goals.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae, to include all of the following information: Full name and full contact information; birth date and place; citizenship; undergraduate and graduate institutions with location, years, degree, degree years and field of study; employment history with name of all employers, including address, title, start and end dates; post-graduate training experiences.
For NPs, please include RN license number and NP Certification with issue and expiration dates
For PAs, please include license number, issue and expiration dates
We will begin extending interview invitations to the strongest candidates in June.
Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
Current specialty certification to practice as a Psychiatric NP, Family Practice NP, Adult NP, or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or who has successfully completed all required Nurse Practitioner program coursework at an accredited Nurse Practitioner program to qualify to take their specialty certification exam.
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
Current DEA registration required
CNSs are not eligible to apply
Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
State of Michigan Controlled Substance License Required
Current DEA registration required
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position. We recommend uploading the cover letter and the CV to the job site posting, and also e-mailing a copy of both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.(with “APP Fellowship Application” in the subject line).
Your statement and CV will be reviewed quickly and strong candidates will be contacted and asked to have submitted directly to us three letters of recommendation, including one from a clinical preceptor and one from an academic instructor or mentor. Letters should indicate that the applicant is personally known to the letter writer, and should include an assessment of medical knowledge, clinical skills, and academic and/or leadership potential.
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (APPs) are taking on increasingly important roles in medical subspecialty fields, including in mental health programs. Optimal performance in these specialized areas could be enhanced by additional, post-graduate training. The need for APPs in all areas of Psychiatry is in fact growing rapidly, and we seek to help expand the pool of highly skilled specialists through additional formal training, to help bridge the transition to independent practice from graduate school or primary care contexts, by sharpening and deepening the unique skills needed to function optimally in the complex world of modern mental health. APPs are needed because demand for behavioral health services is expanding more rapidly than available resources, as stigma is reduced and insurance coverage expanded. Mental health providers prepared to deliver empirically proven, state-of-the-art pharmacological treatments for people with psychiatric disorders – and who can identify best-practice psychotherapies – are in particularly short supply. We need APPs with specialty level skills and we need to provide enhance training opportunities to optimize those skills, in order to expand service delivery capacity, develop new models of integrated medical and psychological care, and support the growing movement towards inter-disciplinary and collaborative care models.
We seek both new graduates and experienced Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with interests in developing or deepening specialty skills in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, with a focus on adult, ambulatory care. We provide 12 intensive months of specialty training to prepare fellows to work as independent members of psychiatric teams across diverse behavioral health settings and/or as confident, collaborative members of integrated behavioral health teams. We focus on enhancing competence and confidence in managing adult psychiatric outpatients using both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic tools, with an emphasis on creating practitioners who are highly skilled in the use of empirically-based treatments.
The primary training setting is in our Psychiatric Ambulatory Services, which includes outpatient specialty clinics in Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Early Psychosis, Perinatal, and Rapid Evaluation. There are opportunities for exposure to Geriatric Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders, and a growing Collaborative Care Program (embedded Behavioral Heath in Med/Surg Clinics). Fellows will work as full team members within selected clinics, providing direct patient care under a Physician Team Leader who is available for consultations, with close supervision by an experienced APP. Our focus is on episodic, acute, and sub-chronic ambulatory care of psychiatric patients, from assessment and triage to treatment planning, multi-modal treatment delivery, intermediate duration management, and disposition to other treatment contexts.
The UM Psychiatric APP Fellowship is integrally connected to the overall teaching mission of the Department of Psychiatry. We are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to treatment, collaborative care models, and science-based care. We do our teaching and supervision and run our clinical operations within these frames. Skilled, committed supervisors, overseeing trainee delivery of direct patient-care, are the foundation of our clinical education enterprise. We are committed to providing cutting-edge, experiential clinical training, challenging work, and dynamic experiences at the interface of science and practice. Fellows will work closely with faculty, staff, and trainees from a variety of disciplines in order to best facilitate both personal growth and professional development.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
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