MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA) - Department of Medicine: Division of Hematology Oncology
Medical University of South Carolina
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Advanced Practice Providers
- Nursing, Advanced Practice Providers, & Therapists
- Full Time
Job Description SummarySupervises the care of patients seen in the Hollings Cancer Center and North Charleston infusion suites and staffs a rapid access clinic. Participates in rotating weekend (approximately once a quarter) and holiday (approximately one a year) infusion coverage at Hollings Cancer Center.
EntityUniversity Medical Associates (UMA) Only Employees and Financials
Cost CenterCC000970 COM DOM Hematology/Oncology CC
Pay Rate TypeSalary
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt
Hours per week: 40
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm
Patient Population Focus: Outpatient
Patient Population Age Range: 13 years-death
Required Training and Experience:
Required Minimum Training: 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:
FNP (Family NP): (birth to death) Stable chronic disease state management, primary care across the lifespan.
Preferred Minimum Training and Experience:
Previous hematology oncology experience 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 FNP 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.
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
Fine needle aspirates
Bone marrow biopsies
I and D procedures
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
Responsible for providing care to patients with oncology urgent needs and staffs rapid access clinic
Provides coverage in the North Charleston and Hollings Cancer Center infusion suite, along with supervising care provided by infusion nurses.
Collaborates with ordering physician to manage infusion patients including chemo, fluids, and other medications needed. Work collaboratively with nursing and operation managers to instill teamwork across multiple disciplines.
Coordinates the initiation of therapy, reviews labs, and supports the physicians ordering, and responsible for signing off on all infusion encounters
Receive and triage any infusion patient phone calls. Respond to routine questions and requests, while referring more complex issues to the physician as necessary
Rotating infusion suite coverage on weekends and holidays.
Participates in weekly tumor boards and team meetings
Staffs weekend infusion suite at Hollings Cancer Center approximately one a quarter and one holiday a year.
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
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!
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