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This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening.

Both qualified NP and PA applicants will be considered.
NPs are directed to apply to job # 157809 and PAs are directed to apply to job # 157810

A total of one (1), 1.0 FTE Advanced Practice Professional (either NP or PA) will be hired to fill this job opening.

Job Summary

Provide psychosocial and mental health services to cancer patients, families and groups as a team member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s PsychOncology Clinic; provide clinical and operational oversight of PsychOncology Clinic; provide education experiences for health professionals; participate in psychoncology research initiatives.  


Patient Care (85%):

  • Perform comprehensive mental status exam, psychosocial and psychiatric evaluations in the psychoncology clinic of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.  
  • Order, conduct and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose appropriate syndromes based on DSM-V criteria.  
  • Plan treatment in collaboration with psychoncology colleagues based on scientific principles using, but not limited to prescribing psychotherapies, cognitive therapies, behavioral therapies, patient education and referral to other psychiatric, Patient Support Service and/or community resources.
  • Assure compliance with NCCN and regulatory agency clinical care guidelines
  • Document all relevant data according to clinical and regulatory standards.  
  • Triage psychoncology referrals and perform intake assessments
  • Coordinate and lead the psychoncology case review conference

Quality Improvement and Research (10%):

  • Support Institutional goals for quality improvement; participate in quality improvement activities; systematic review of records and/or treatment plans; 
  • Support and participate in psychoncology research initiatives; incorporate research findings into practice 

Education / Professional Development (5%):

  • Participate in education of health care professionals and students; participate in professional activities; participate in psychoncology professional development.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary tumor board meetings at the Comprehensive Cancer Center.


  • Supervision of professional nursing practice is received from the Ambulatory Care Nursing Supervisor in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner team.
  • Supervision for delegated medical functions is received from the Medical Director of PsychOncology.
  • Collaborative, functional supervision provided by the Cancer Center Co-Director of PsychOncology Program.   

NOTE: This position is also posted in the Nursing job family under number 157809 for NPs to apply.

Required Qualifications*


  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Current specialty certification to practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. 
  • Graduate of an accredited psychiatric nurse practitioner program.
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).   
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience as a certified Nurse Practitioner in a psychiatric/mental health setting including prescribing and managing psychotropic medication therapy.  
  • Minimum of 1 year clinical supervisory or leadership experience or demonstrated leadership ability; ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of others


    • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
    • Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by ARC-PA or one of its predecessor agencies. 
    • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
    • Minimum 2 years clinical experience as a certified Physician Assistant in a psychiatric/mental health setting including prescribing and managing psychotropic medication therapy.  
    • Minimum of 1 year clinical supervisory or leadership experience or demonstrated leadership ability; ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of others


    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as measured by references and interviews. 
    • Strong commitment to patient-centered and evidence-based care
    • Demonstrated success working within a multidisciplinary team model.
    •  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.?

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

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

    RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  

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

    Work Schedule

    Hours: 40 hours per week 

    Shift: Hours & Days to be determined upon hire and based on clinical operations 

    Location: Comprehensive Cancer Center's PsychOncology Clinic

    Background Screening

    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.

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

    Contact Information

    If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Physician Assistant opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail For a current listing of all open PA job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

    Mission Statement

    Michigan Medicine 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.

    Application Deadline

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

    Selection Process

    Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

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