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Medical University of South Carolina MUSCP Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA) - Department of Neurosurgery (NSICU Division) in Charleston, South Carolina


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Entity/Organization: MUSCP - (MUSC Physicians)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Rotating 12 hour shifts to include nights and weekends – 13 shifts a month

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Department of Neurosurgery is recruiting for a MUSCP Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)-

to evaluate and manage inpatients on the Neurological Surgery Service.

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 AGACNP (Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP): Adult pts (13 years to death), acutely ill or injured, potentially unstable, or technologically dependent (vents, drips, monitors, etc.) Required for adult ICU. Preferred Experience: at least 1 year of Neurosurgical care as an ACNP/PA-C experience is preferred.

Degree of Supervision: ACNP 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 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ACNP) 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. If ACLS is not current, 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. The Nurse Practitioner will assist/perform the following, but NOT limited to:

  • Lumbar Puncture

  • Central Venous line placement

  • Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

  • Arterial line placement

  • Endotracheal Intubation

  • Chest Tube placement

  • Bronchoscopy

  • thoracentesis

  • paracentesis

  • perform suturing/stapling, and removal of catheters/tubes/drains as needed.

  • 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

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.