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Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a full-time Physician Assistant to aid in the delivery of exceptional care to our patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings at our Metro Health location in Grand Rapids.  We’ve partnered with Metro Health Cancer Center for over 10 years to offer cutting edge radiation therapy treatments and deliver the best patient outcomes.

University of Michigan faculty physicians at Metro Health utilize videoconferencing to collaborate with colleagues in Ann Arbor and other clinics in the University’s Radiation Oncology Network to assure the highest level of care. 

  • Direct patient care of patients with a wide spectrum of oncologic diseases
  • Perform history and physical examination, ordering of diagnostic studies, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians with collaboration and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff. 
  • Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization as many radiation oncology patients require long-term follow-up. 
  • Consult and round on inpatients in need of radiation therapy
  • Collaborate with palliative care services as appropriate
  • Direct care and management in the outpatient setting would include: initiation of evaluation, patient and family education, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community. 
  • Review laboratory, pathology and radiographic tests results and interface with medical staff and patients regarding test results and plan of care. 
  • Perform and document within the electronic medical record medical history, physical exams, and telephone conversations. 
  • Contribute to the development, modification and interpretation of the Radiation Oncology guidelines, policies, and procedures, including quality assurance activities. 
  • Participate in clinical and translational research as appropriate. 
  • Collaborate and serve as a resource for the health care team members regarding the mission of the institution. 
  • Work collaboratively with APP colleagues in the provision of care for this patient population including covering for colleagues as needed. 
  • Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature. 
  • Aid in patient family centered care, as well as safety initiatives throughout the department.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • Satisfactory completion of a physician assistant program accredited by NCCPA or one of its predecessor agencies. 
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • 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.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Three or more years of PA experience in radiation oncology
  • Five or more years of PA experience 
  • Progressive expertise in the management of patients at the Advanced Practice level.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as measured by references and interviews. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience and commitment to clinical and translational research.
  • The ability to function independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership in work setting and other professional activities.

Work Schedule

Hours:  40 hrs a week
Shift:  Day Shift
Location:  Michigan Medicine Radiation Oncology - Metro Health Grand Rapids

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the United Physician Assistants of Michigan Medicine, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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. 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.


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