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Medical University of South Carolina MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Surgery: General Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina

DELIVERING. INNOVATING. TEACHING. INSPIRING.

Just a few of the reasons why you should join the team that is CHANGING WHAT'S POSSIBLE.

Entity/Organization: MUSCP - (MUSC Physicians)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 8am-5pm (must have flexible schedule with some nights and weekends.)

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Department of Surgery is recruiting for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA). Under the direction of General, Acute Care Surgery and Trauma Surgeons, the Advanced Practice Provider will increase continuity of care of all general surgery and trauma service patients.

Required Minimum Training and Education: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program and currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant. Acute Care NP or PA is eligible.

Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program and currently licensed or eligible as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP). The successful application will be able to care for adults only (12 years – death). Can be hired in inpatient and outpatient settings.

RNFA is preferred but not mandatory.

Degree of Supervision:

Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ANP) will be assigned a Primary Supervising/Collaborating Physician employed by MUSC and will report directly to this physician.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Currently licensed (or eligible) in the state of South Carolina as a Physician Assistant by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners or as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ANP) with the SC Board of Nursing. Requires certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). If BLS is not current, provider must enroll and have received certificate by start date. DHEC and DEA license applications must be submitted prior to first day.

ACLS required for adult surgery; provider must enroll and have received certificate by start date.

Job Duties:

Provides direct care to patients through the following activities:

  • Takes comprehensive history and performs physical examinations

  • Evaluates and treats on the basis of history, physical examination, radiological, laboratory, and other diagnostic test results pursuant to the practice agreement or scope of practice guideline

  • Performs the following therapeutic procedures in accordance with procedural privileges, skill and proficiency as approved by the Clinical Division Chief

  • Chest tube insertion

  • Central Venous line insertion

  • Suturing of lacerations

  • Initiates referrals to other health care provides, and/or consults with the attending physician or the collaborating physician

  • Potential to first assist in the operating room

  • Documents and bills for direct care provided

  • Utilizes current research and evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice

  • Performs and participates in quality/performance improvement activities and clinical research

  • Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization

  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education

  • Potential to precept students at MUSC enrolled as an advanced practice provider student; and facilitates the learning of other new team members

  • APRN or PA must maintain licenses, certifications, CNEs/CMEs, etc. as required by applicable policies and state law

  • The Advanced Practice Provider will provide patient assessment and treatment within established general surgery and trauma service guidelines and assist with coordinating follow up care; monitor adherence to general surgery and trauma service patient guidelines; assist with resident orientation, discharge dictations, physician clinics; and participate actively in general surgery and trauma center performance improvement.

  • The Advanced Practice Provider will provide patient assessment and treatment within established general surgery and trauma service guidelines and assist with coordinating follow up care; monitor adherence to general surgery and trauma service patient guidelines; assist with resident orientation, discharge dictations, physician clinics; and participate actively in general surgery and trauma center performance improvement.

  • The Advanced Practice Provider will participate as needed in general surgery clinical activities at regional facilities where the General Surgery Division maintains practice privileges (e.g. East Cooper Medical Center, Vibra Charleston). This includes in-hospital and outpatient clinic patient

  • Must have flexible schedule with some evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.

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