Mid-Level Provider (Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner)

Description:

Provides direct patient care under physician supervision.  Primary duties will include: conducting patient office visits, evaluating or assisting patients receiving radiation treatments. Documents in patient medical record and dictates information as appropriate. Functions in the role of advanced practitioner to coordinate comprehensive care delivery.

Qualifications:

Licensed in the State of Michigan as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, or eligible to be licensed as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Program.   Oncology background is a plus.

Status:

Full-Time 1.0 FTE

Patient Services Coordinator / Registration Specialist

Description:

Acts as a member of a team to assure the best possible reception, registration, and scheduling for patients, visitors and others.  Supports physicians and other clinical staff in efforts to provide patient with the best possible services.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of medical terminology (or completion of medical terminology within six months of hire).  Good verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others.  Time management and organizational skills.  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.  Ability to work effectively and efficiently under high volumes of patients and multiple interruptions.  Knowledge of personal computer and Microsoft Windows.  HS Diploma or equivalent required, college experience preferred.  At least 3 years customer service experience required.  Experience in medical facility is preferred.

Status:

On-call / PRN (0.00 FTE) – 2 openings

Radiation Therapist

Description:

Accurately treats patients as prescribed by the radiation oncologist and Physicist.  This includes setting the correct field size, treatment distance, positioning aides, monitor units, and the correct geographical center, etc.  Records accurate monitor units delivered daily dose and the summation of the doses in the treatment charts.  Assures all prescribed treatment devices are used for each treatment.  Verifies patient set up by taking portal images. Checks all fields of treatment before beam of radiation is initiated.  Accurately records all treatment data in patient’s EMR.   Accurately enters correct procedure charge into IMPAC software following administration of treatment.

Qualifications:

Comprehensive knowledge of radiation therapy acquired through accredited radiation therapy technology program.  Current ARRT license in radiation therapy or registry eligible.  Minimum of one year clinical work in a radiation therapy department.  This experience can be part of the education process or practical work experience.  Ability to communicate, both oral and written, technical and other procedures to all staff, physicians, and patients.  Must be able to read, comprehend and follow complicated treatment plans, and the ability to perform basic arithmetic and algebraic calculations.  Ability to work tactfully and compassionately with terminally ill patients and their families and/or care givers.  Exhibits problem solving skills in handling both interpersonal and technical discrepancies.

Status:

On-call / PRN (0.00 FTE) – 2 openings

Research Protocol Nurse

Description:

Maintains quality through adherence to protocol guidelines.  Provides patient and family education regarding complex treatment protocols and cancer care.  Screens new patients for protocol potential, obtains informed consent.  Identify specific patient needs relating to current problems.  Evaluate diagnostic rest results.  Triages phones calls from patients on research protocols. Assists in the completion of case report forms. Collection and shipment of patient biological specimens.  Ensure adherence to protocol test parameters. Ability to thoroughly understand and put into practice Good Clinical Practices (GLP) and Human Research Protection (HRP) Policies.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in nursing or equivalent education plus experience highly desirable. Current State of Michigan license as registered nurse required.  Three years experience working in oncology required, with certification in oncology and/or chemotherapy highly desirable.  Good oral and written communication.  Possesses problem solving skills. Well-organized and ability to handle several tasks at the same time. Knowledge regarding chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Working knowledge of chemotherapy and radiation side effects and remedial interventions.

Status:

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Genetic Counselor

Description:

Provides genetic counseling as a practitioner in collaboration with other members of the patient’s health care team.  Works directly with the patient to provide assessment, counseling, follow-up and referral to community resources if necessary.  Provides needed documentation for patient and physicians.  Provides educational information / experiences for students and health care professionals.  Works in collaboration with the lab and other needed departments within and outside WMCC to coordinate necessary services.

Qualifications:

Masters degree in Genetics with minimum of three years experience in clinical genetics and medical / patient care counseling is required.  Certification in genetic counseling required by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or similar board. Experience in Oncology is preferred.  Advanced knowledge and proficiency in using personal computing systems required, experience with an EMR preferred.  High level of discretion and integrity, and compliance with HIPAA standards required.  Ability to organize prioritize and work independently is necessary.  Demonstrated ability to work with others, and to effectively and clearly communicate verbally and in writing.

Status:

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Phlebotomist

Description:

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, obtains blood and other specimens for laboratory testing according to the physicians’ orders.   Must verify patient identification, prepare skin sites, perform venipunctures and capillary punctures using aseptic techniques and label specimens correctly.  Makes recommendations to manager for restocking supplies.  Maintains familiarity with the laboratory computer system.  Performs waived testing.

Qualifications:

 Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications to interact effectively with patients, employees, peers and the general public.  Ability to read and comprehend detailed written and verbal instruction as normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent.  Certified Phlebotomist through an accredited program is greatly preferred.  Minimum of 3 years blood drawing experience.

Status:

On-Call / PRN  (0.0 FTE)

Certified Medical Assistant

Description:

Under the direction of the Lead Medical Assistant, responsible for assisting nurses, physicians and other staff with patient care, clerical, environmental, and organizational tasking, including preparing patients for office visits, maintaining patient/physician waiting rooms, and coordinating physician’s-patient room schedules.  Provide information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinic services.

Qualifications:

High School diploma required, some college preferred. Completed a Medical Assistant program and is certified or registered as a MA. CPR certification required. Basic computer skills necessary. Scheduling experience preferred.  Ability to communicate, both oral and written, technical and other procedures to all staff, physicians, patients and outside health care systems. Works as a team player.  Ability to interact compassionately, with tact, and diplomacy, with cancer patients, their families, and/or caregivers. Excellent organizational skills, including planning, prioritizing, and completing delegated tasks.  Ability to project a pleasant and professional image to patients, caregivers, volunteers, and co-workers.

Status:

Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – Multiple Openings

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume and/or employment application to:

Human Resources
West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 373-7468
Fax: (269) 373-7480
E-mail:  jobs@wmcc.org

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