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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EA72L - Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA) - Lake City Express Care - PRN in Lake City, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Job Purpose : Serve as an advanced practice provider for MUSC Health - Lake City Express Care providing care for the patient population as needed. Perform history and physical assessment to best diagnose and manage MUSC patient care.

Required Minimum Training and Education: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program and currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant. Or Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program and currently licensed or eligible as an FNP (Family NP). Minimum of 1 year as a Physician Assistant or FNP in an Express or Urgent Care preferred.

Degree of Supervision: FNP or Physician Assistant 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 APRN 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.

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 Leader

  • Cauterize, excise, biopsy lesions.

  • Foreign body removal.

  • Pap Smears

  • Apply splint or cast

  • Start IVs

  • Suture Lacerations

  • Treatment and removal of ingrown toe nails

  • Other procedures allowed by Scope of Practice or Practice Agreement

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

  • 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

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

  • Insert specific job duties per department/role. If this position requires the potential to travel to different sites/clinics, please list it here.

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.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.