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General Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 55746


Join Our Munson Healthcare Team!

Full-time      Monday – Friday      7 am – 3:30 pm


The General Surgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will deliver high quality care to patients in the clinic and hospital setting. This position will be clinic focused, with some inpatient rounding/discharging patients and OR 1st assist time.

Join a not-for-profit healthcare system and find the right balance between a rewarding career and a beautiful place to live.  Enjoy access to excellent education options and multiple 4 season outdoor activities. Our mission is to improve lives, including the quality of yours.


Munson Healthcare offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • Competitive compensation and full benefits
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off


Ambulatory Setting

  • Performs comprehensive patient assessments in the ambulatory setting, including history and physical examinations, surgery consultation, routine office follow up care, and post-operative care.
  • Orders diagnostic tests, such as echocardiograms, stress tests (exercise or pharmacologic), x-rays, ECG’s, laboratory tests, and interprets test result.
  • Prescribes pharmacologic and other therapeutic treatment for the benefit of patient health.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures, as needed, including post-procedure wound care. 


  • Admit patients to the hospital, perform daily rounds, write orders, daily progress notes, discharge summaries, etc.
  • Pre & post op education and teaching with patient and family.
  • Prescribe both pharmacologic agents (pre & post-op), and non-pharmacologic therapies (ie: PT, OT, NST, etc.).
  • Order/interpret diagnostic imaging and tests/labs.
  • Coordinate care provided by multiple specialists including surgeons, hospitalist providers, cardiology, urology, nursing staff, etc.
  • Diagnosis and comprehensive patient assessment and management.

OR 1st Assist 

  • First assist surgeons in operating room daily with scheduled and add-on surgical cases.
  • Assist OR coordinators with correct case card selection/supply/equipment needs.
  • Assist OR circulating RN and surgical tech with appropriate supplies and equipment/flow of surgical cases to enhance efficiency.
  • Pre & post-op order placement/management. 


  1. Education / Training: 
  • Master's Degree in Nursing OR a Masters in Physician Assistant studies
  1. Work Experience:
  • General Surgery experience is preferred but not required
  1. Certification, Licensure, Registration:
  • State of Michigan Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant license required


Munson Medical Center – the regional referral center for all of northern Michigan – has earned a national reputation for top quality care. The 442-bed hospital offers the only verified Level II Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, nationally recognized cardiac care provided at the Webber Heart Center, advanced oncology services in the leading-edge Cowell Family Cancer Center, a Primary Stroke Center, heart and cancer research programs, a robust teaching hospital for residents, interns, medical students, and nursing students, and a stellar orthopedics program. Munson Medical Center has served Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Antrim counties since 1915, with a long history and heritage of keeping patients at the center of all they do.


As a non-profit healthcare system, Munson Healthcare provides more than $60 million annually in:

  • Community Education
  • Free, discounted and unreimbursed healthcare services
  • Healthcare programs


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Munson Healthcare grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.


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