Open Positions

Medical Director of Emergency Telemedicine

The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a dynamic Medical Director of Emergency Telemedicine. This individual will oversee the creation and development of the Emergency Telemedicine program at the University of Michigan.  The role would also partner with the overall health system Telemedicine leadership in the development of tele-access and tele-care across the patients served by the University of Michigan.  With the Department of Emergency Medicine the role will have responsibility for developing content and plans for all telemedicine missions, including use of telemedicine to meet the patients unscheduled emergency care needs, the development of education materials and incorporation of this technology into the training of future emergency care providers and partner with the research leadership and faculty to advance research and scholarship within this domain.

The Medical Director reports to the Chair of Emergency Medicine. 


To provide leadership and oversight of all clinical, educational and research related emergency telemedicine activities, and serve as the institutional contact as department leader for program.


The core purposes of this position are the clinical and administrative oversight of operations of the Emergency Telemedicine program, including establishment and maintenance of systems and processes to ensure sustained Emergency Telemedicine program performance improvement, and delivery of quality care by a well-trained clinical workforce.  The incumbent works closely with the leaders of clinical and administrative service lines to ensure optimization of resources, and delivery of effective and efficient patient care.  Additionally, s/he participates in administrative, management, quality assurance, and other activities, meetings or committees as necessary. 

Clinical and Administrative Duties

  • Oversees and develops Emergency Telemedicine program, including guidance and leadership in patient care, organizational processes and systems.
  • Routinely assesses, implements, and develops Telemedicine processes leading to sustained best practices and improved outcomes.
  • Leads efforts to comply with, meet or exceed goals of Telemedicine program, including its quality management, and staff education initiatives.
  • Analyzes and coordinates improvements to any associated risk management, utilization review, cost analysis, technology implications, and business practices related to the Telehealth program.
  • Provides direct patient care.
  • Oversee the implementation plan of telemedicine clinical and educational services.
  • Assist in coordinating clinical activities with participating specialists, evaluates scopes and other peripheral devices for clinical appropriateness, provides guidance on the potential uses of telemedicine, and outlines the opportunities and limitations of the technology.
  • Responsible for evaluation and research in the areas of equipment utilization, cost-benefit analysis, and clinical efficacy and outcomes.
  • Participate in policy development at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Incorporate telemedicine as a strategy in the area of rural health and affiliation development.
  • Act as liaison to the medical community, providing education regarding the appropriate applications and opportunities provided by telemedicine.

Training & User Support

  • Create guidelines and curriculum for training faculty as well as other telehealth providers including but not limited to nurses, physician assistants, medical trainees
  • Conduct classes and independent training sessions
  • Assess training needs and develop skill-appropriate sessions
  • Prepare for users a comprehensive, clear, and understandable set of instructions describing system processes and user support processes as necessary to maintain and verify system operations.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical documentation of the system for several levels of expertise: general users, system administrators, programmers.
  • Document user questions and develop a log system to track technical problems and develop solutions
  • Respond to phone and videoconference user questions in an organized and productive manner
  • Assist Telemedicine Team members in deployment of multi-media presentations, oftentimes resulting in traveling to remote sites and overtime.

System Development

  • Provide technical assistance to Development Team programmers and/or user analysts
  • Coordinate directly with user management and other Team members during development phases


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Educator Faculty Position

University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine has an open position for an educator. This position is ideal for junior faculty seeking to build skills in teaching, curricular development, leadership, and medical education research. Options are available to contribute to medical student and resident education. 

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan possesses exceptional expertise in medical education including a MD/PhD in education and two faculty with Masters in Education. U-M faculty are consistently recognized for their contributions in medical education research, with over one hundred education publications, as well as serving in multiple key roles in Graduate Medical Education and the Medical School. 


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Other Faculty Positions 


The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is actively recruiting highly motivated physician faculty with expertise and academic interest in:

  • Informatics and IT
  • ED Operations
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical Care
  • Medical Education and Simulation
  • Injury Prevention
  • EMS
  • Global Emergency Medicine


Reputation: The University of Michigan Health System includes our Medical School, Hospitals and Health Centers, and School of Nursing- all highly ranked with state-of-the-art resources. Close proximity to the University's world-renowned schools of Public Health, Engineering and Business also offers unique opportunities for collaboration.

Patient Care & Research: Every year, we treat more than 85,000 patients in our adult and pediatric emergency departments-both of which are Level 1 trauma centers.

Notable research programs include: The U-M Injury Center, the Neurologic Emergency Treatment Trial Network Clinical Coordinating Center, and the Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network, a PECARN node. A planned multidisciplinary science and engineering center will focus on critical injury and illness. U-M Health System is #6 in National Institutes of Health funding.

Education: We conduct our four-year emergency medicine residency with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Hurley Medical Center, Flint, is also a key training site. We emphasize clinical excellence and premier preparation for careers in academic medicine. Our well-established pediatric emergency medicine fellowship is based in the newly opened 1.1 million sq. ft. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Compensation/Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent fringe benefit package. Academic rank based on credentials.

Requirements: Residency training and/or board certification in Emergency Medicine.

Preferred: Fellowship training in the listed areas. Clinical and bedside teaching responsibilities: Adult emergency departments at the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, or Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan.


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Physician Assistant

Job Summary   

The University of Michigan Health System, regionally and nationally known for its commitment to providing high quality, family-centered patient care seeks experienced, certified physician assistants for our Emergency Department. The ED is a Level 1 trauma center for adults and children with approximately 105,000 visits per year, providing a fast-paced and exciting work environment. Our physician assistants serve as integral members of a multidisciplinary team providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients across the continuum of age and acuity in a variety of treatment areas including the Adult Emergency Services, Children's Emergency Services, and the Emergency Critical Care Center. In addition, the ED PA coordinates emergent and urgent care with consultant services, recommends follow-up care, facilitates referrals to various internal and external facilities and participates in multidisciplinary continuous quality improvement and research initiatives.

The ED provides paid continuing medical education (CME) and opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in addition to the University of Michigan's excellent benefit package. 

Required Qualifications* 

  • 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.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • One year of experience as a Physician Assistant in an emergency setting performing typical emergency procedures including, but not limited: to suturing, lumbar puncture, splinting, wound care, fracture care.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate effectively (oral and written).
  • Demonstrates professionalism, consideration and confidentiality towards others in stressful situations.
  • Able to meet all credentialing requirements necessary to obtain required privileges of service.


* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

* Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

** Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications* 

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Two or more years of experience as an emergency PA
  • One or more years PA experience in a tertiary, high volume emergency department
  • One or more years PA experience in emergency care of children
  • One or more years PA experience in a critical care setting.

Work Schedule 

Note:  This is a full time position with rotating shifts including weekends.

Additional Information 

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation. 

Background Screening 

University of Michigan Health System 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.

Mission Statement   

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement   

 The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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