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MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (APP) - NP/PA - Surgery: General & Acute Care Surgery

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

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Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • R-0000013131
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Nursing, Advanced Practice Providers, & Therapists
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

MUSC Health Charleston Division has received the nationwide distinction of Newsweek's Best Hospitals 2021 - United States. MUSC is committed to a culture that fosters new ideas and values impact. The Department of Surgery, Division of General & Acute Care Surgery is currently recruiting for an Advanced Practice Provider that will work in the ICU.


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Job Description

Entity/Organization: MUSCP- (MUSC Physicians)

Job Title: MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Surgery: General and Acute Care Surgery

Job Summary/ Purpose: The advanced practice provider will provide patient assessment in the intensive care unit, performing bedside procedures (including central lines, bronchoscopy, tracheostomy, gastrostomy tube placement, and ultrasound guided procedures), help to coordinate care with external services, monitor adherence to ICU patient guidelines, assist with resident orientation, transfer notes, and participate actively in general surgery, intensive care unit, burn, and trauma center performance improvement.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/ Exempt

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: (13), 12.5 hour shifts in a 4-week block which includes nights, weekends and holiday coverage.

Patient Population Focus
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Patient Population Age Range
13 years-death

Required Minimum Training and Experience
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 for licensure as an APRN as noted below.

APRN License Type/Certification:

  • AGPNP/ANP (Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP or Adult NP): Adult pts (13 years to death), stable chronic disease state management or primary care setting.

  • FNP (Family NP): (birth to death) Stable chronic disease state management, primary care across the lifespan.

Preferred Training and Experience

Training: Physician Assistant or if APRN License Type/Certification:

  • AGACNP/ACNP (Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner): Adult pts (13 years to death), acutely ill or injured, potentially unstable, or technologically dependent (vents, drips, monitors, etc.)

Preferred Experience: Previous critical care experience as an Advanced Practice Provider

Degree of Supervision
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 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

All certifications must be current and complete prior to start date:
Basic Life Support (BLS).
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
If applicable, DHEC and DEA license applications must be started prior to first day.

Job Duties (list job tasks)

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:

      • Central venous line insertion

      • Arterial line insertion

      • Bronchoscopy

      • tube thoracostomy

      • percutaneous tracheostomy

      • gastrostomy tube placement

      • burn debridement

      • placement of enteral access

  • 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

  • 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.

Additional Job Description

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to ensuring the voices of our trainees, staff, faculty, and patients are heard; their thoughts are respected and their feelings are valued. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive culture dedicated to helping shape the field of surgery to be more diverse. We value our residents, fellows, faculty, and staff of every race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. Our goal is to continue to expand our diversity within our talented team, which leads to even more inclusive patient-centered care. Please click on the link below to learn more about our diversity efforts.


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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.

Medical University of South Carolina participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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