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Stroke Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 57117



Full-time | Monday – Friday


Munson Healthcare’s Neurosciences team has an excellent opportunity for 3 Advanced Practice Providers (APP) within the Neurovascular/Stroke team.  Munson Medical Center (MMC), located in Traverse City, Michigan, along with several other smaller spoke affiliates, care for complex neurovascular patients throughout the area via advanced triage software (Viz Ai).

MMC is currently a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center with an Open Endovascular Stroke Interventional Neurosurgery team. The stroke APP will join a collaborative team of multiple physicians and several APPs overseeing the care for our inpatient and outpatient stroke population. In this role, the APP will leverage knowledge of neurological examination, testing and imaging, acute stroke treatment plans, and neurovascular intervention to care for a diverse patient population and full range of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke disorders. This facility is also currently applying for Comprehensive Stroke Center status, as a testament to the complex work happening in this innovative place. Serving the greater Northern Michigan area gives providers the chance to live in a small town and serve a greater rural area with cutting edge care.

Join a not-for-profit healthcare system and find the right balance between a rewarding career and living in a region that offers a rich blend of adventure, relaxation, and breathtaking natural attractions.


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


  • Works as a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent decisions in providing direct patient care.
  • Utilize strong communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, complex work environment of acute stroke care and triage.
  • Demonstrate electronic medical record skills and willingness to learn necessary health IT applications to promote maximum clinical efficiency as well as use of stroke triage software Viz Ai.
  • Completes appropriate documentation of all evaluations, care and services rendered in the electronic medical record. 
  • Observes the Munson Healthcare Advance Practice Provider prescriptive authority guidelines.
  • Maintains knowledge of current medical trends in ongoing professional development in pertinent medical fields.
  • The position is a rotation/mixed role of inpatient and outpatient.
    • Daily rounds on inpatient neurovascular consult service, render appropriate services and documentation, billing.
    • Round virtually at Munson community hospitals for select neurovascular patients who are not transferred to Munson Medical Center.
    • Perform outpatient neurovascular clinic care.
    • Triage acute stroke patients and be familiar with emergent management and ENLS care.
  • Take part in community education related to stroke prevention.
  • Potential involvement in telestroke care is possible in the future.


Education / Training: 

  • Master's Degree in Nursing OR a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies

Work Experience:

  • Experience in Stroke or related field preferred but not required.

Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • State of Michigan Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant license required.
  • BLS certification required.
  • ENLS certificate will be required and can be obtained after hire.


Physicians & Advance Practice Providers Employed by or under a Professional Services Agreement with an MHC entity.

NOTE: Does not include independent members of the medical staff

  • 550+ Physicians and Advance Practice Providers
  • >65 Practice Sites
  • Primary and Specialty Care
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Care
  • $120M Net Revenue Annually
  • Area of Continued Strategic Growth for MHC


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


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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