Careers at Karmanos Cancer Institute

Find a fulfilling career at Karmanos Cancer Institute!

During a time when our communities are counting on the hard work of health care providers, we’re proud to have some of the best health care heroes at Karmanos Cancer Institute. We’re looking for people who are determined to make a difference in their community. Join Team Karmanos today.

Sign-on bonus available for select positions.

Karmanos Cancer Institute is offering sign-on and referral bonuses for critical positions, including:

  • Inpatient RNs - $10,000 sign-on bonus
  • Outpatient RNs  — $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Oncology Care Associates - $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Ambulatory Care Associates — $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Pharmacy Technicians — $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Open Positions*

Open positions include:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Clerical Associate
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Registered Nurse
  • CT Technologist
  • Dental Assistant Receptionist
  • Dietitian
  • Dosimetrist
  • Enrollment Specialist
  • Financial Analyst Senior
  • Health Screener
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Mammography Technologist
  • Manager Accounting
  • Manager Finance
  • Manager, Patient Access
  • MRI Technologist
  • Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Patient Safety Associate
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Med Safety QA
  • Pharmacy Intern
  • Radiation Therapist I
  • Radiologist
  • Recruiter
  • Registered Nurse Care Manager
  • Registered Nurse Denials Appeals
  • Social Work Care Manager
  • Social Worker Master of Social Work
  • Student Nurse
  • Supervisor, Clinical Research
  • Supervisor, Patient Access

Sign-on bonuses are not applicable for these positions.*

Sign-on bonuses are based on education and experience and are paid in installments.

Registered Nurse (RN): Make the next move in your career
$10,000 sign-on bonus available

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Patient Care Team. The Registered Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The RN has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The RN manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members including ancillary and support services.

The role of the RN at Karmanos encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The RN establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The RN delegates, assesses, provides and evaluates patient care. The RN assesses, monitors and evaluates patient status by observing the patient, noting data collected by other team members and analyzing this information to independently develop a plan of nursing care which is implemented by the care delivery team under the supervision of the RN. This plan of care has pre-established goals that are determined in conjunction with the patient and family. Psychosocial needs are assessed and prioritized by the patient and the health care team. The RN provides and delegates patient care activities to team members based upon patient needs and team member skills/abilities and supervises the delivery of care by other team members. The RN evaluates patient response to treatment and nursing interventions and if needed, revises the plan of care. The RN monitors patient progress and prepares patient for discharge, utilizing established clinical pathways. The RN reports directly to senior unit management and participates in shared decision-making activities.

Apply for an open nursing position today

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Become an Oncology Care Associate (OCA) - Inpatient

The Oncology Care Associate I is a member of the patient care delivery team with primary responsibilities for technical, multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The Oncology Care Associate I work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who delegates tasks based upon both patient and unit needs. The Oncology Care Associate I will report all deviations from expected patient parameters to the Registered Nurse. The Oncology Care Associate I position necessitates significant contact with health care providers, patients, and families, thus warranting a high degree of interpersonal and customer service skills that promote a healing environment. The OCA aids the healthcare team in the attainment of desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

What is a certified nurse assistant?

A certified nurse assistant (or CNA) provides hands-on health care to patients, under the direction of a registered nurse. In your role, you’ll:

  • Communicate closely with patients, families, department staff and medical staff.
  • Support nursing by performing basic nursing care for patients
  • Assist and maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Maintain patient privacy, dignity and confidentiality, and respect patients’ rights
Apply for an open OCA position today

Become an Ambulatory Care Associate (ACA) - Outpatient

The Ambulatory Care Associate, (ACA), is a member of the patient care delivery team, and as designated per established policies and procedures, assumes primary responsibilities for technical, multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The ACA works under the supervision of an Administrator, a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician, or Non-Physician Provider (NPP) who delegates tasks based upon both patient and clinic needs. The ACA will report all deviations from expected patient parameters to the RN, physician, or NPP. The ACA position necessitates significant contact with an RN, Administrator, Physician or NPP, patients, and families, thus warranting a high degree of interpersonal and customer service skills that promote a caring and healing environment.

What is a certified nurse assistant?

A certified nurse assistant (or CNA) provides hands-on health care to patients, under the direction of a registered nurse. In your role, you’ll:

  • Communicate closely with patients, families, department staff and medical staff.
  • Support nursing by performing basic nursing care for patients
  • Assist and maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Maintain patient privacy, dignity and confidentiality, and respect patients’ rights
Apply for an ACA position today

Become a Pharmacy Tech

Provides distributive pharmacy services and technical support for the pharmacist. Under the direction and final check of a licensed pharmacist prepares, packages and labels IV and unit dose interim and maintenance medications according to prescriber orders and to established policies and procedures.

Apply for an open Pharmacy Tech position today

Become a Customer Service Representative

Patient Access Representative

Under general supervision, registers patients to center. Obtains insurance, medical and demographic data to register, pre-register, admit or pre-admit patients to the center. Verifies insurance coverage and benefit levels with various third party payors. Assists patients without medical insurance coverage in completing medical assistance applications and/or making payment arrangements and cash collections. Develops liaison relationship between patient and hospital by answering patients’ questions regarding hospital policies and billing procedures and by obtaining necessary information to efficiently admit and bill for hospital services rendered. Assists patients in completing necessary forms and obtains patient signature as needed. Collects referrals and authorizations; attempts to secure telephone referral if necessary. Completes telephone registrations.

Pre-Registration Specialist

Under general supervision, pre-registers patients and correctly identifies and obtains authorizations if needed prior to the date of service based on departmental policies and procedures. Contacts PCP/Insurance Company to attempt to obtain referrals if needed prior to date of service based on insurance guidelines. Conducts appropriate and timely follow-up with patients, physician offices and insurance carriers as needed and documents all relevant information related to the visit in the Capstone system. Obtains accurate insurance, medical and demographic data. Verifies insurance coverage, benefit levels, annual life time term and co-pays and co-insurances with various third party payors. Using the appropriate work list, completes all job functions assigned daily. Work closely with the Financial Counselor, and where applicable, inform the patient of his/her financial responsibility prior to the patient’s visit.

Apply for an open Customer Service Representative position today

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About Karmanos Cancer Institute

Karmanos Cancer Institute is a leader in transformative cancer care, research and education through courage, commitment and compassion. The Karmanos vision is a world free of cancer. As part of McLaren Health Care, Karmanos is the largest provider of cancer care and research in Michigan. For more than 75 years, the administrative and research headquarters, along with the premier specialty cancer hospital, have been located in downtown Detroit. With 16 network sites, Karmanos delivers world-renowned care and access to clinical trials throughout Michigan and northern Ohio for easy access to care. The National Cancer Institute recognizes Karmanos as one of the best cancer centers in the nation with a comprehensive cancer center designation. Its academic partnership with the Wayne State University School of Medicine provides the framework for cancer research and education – defining new standards of care and improving survivorship.

We support equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, height or weight or status as a qualified Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or other classification protected by law.