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MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA) - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences: Forensics

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • R-0000014788
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Nursing, Advanced Practice Providers, & Therapists
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Full-time NP/PA to provide services in the forensic/corrections setting in collaboration with and as a member of the multidisciplinary team for the management of psychiatric patients. Will work to provide medication management and therapeutic interventions under the supervision of a board-certified forensic psychiatrist or board-certified psychiatrist with corrections experience.

Entity

University Medical Associates (UMA) Only Employees and Financials

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Cost Center

CC001046 COM PSYCH Forensics CC

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

Health-32

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Job Description

Entity/Organization: MUSCP- (MUSC Physicians)

Job Title:
MUSCP Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)- Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Forensics Division

Job Summary/ Purpose: Full-time NP/PA to provide services in the forensic/corrections setting in collaboration with and as a member of the multidisciplinary team for the management of psychiatric patients. Will work to provide medication management and therapeutic interventions under the supervision of a board-certified forensic psychiatrist or board-certified psychiatrist with corrections experience.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt


Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday will be 8AM to 5PM

Patient Population Focus: Outpatient

Patient Population Age Range: Adults

Required Training and Experience: Required 2 years of experience in treatment/management of mental disorders or requisite credentials in mental health.

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.

  • Physician Assistant

or

  • 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.

Required Experience: Required 2 years of experience in treatment/management of mental disorders or requisite credentials in mental health as a PA, FNP or ANP

Preferred Training and Experience

Preferred Training: Physician Assistant (PA) or if APRN, License Type/Certification identified below:

  • Physician Assistant

or

  • APRN
    • PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health NP): (birth to death) population foci may be adult only or across the lifespan (must check educational background) care of the psychiatric patient.

Preferred Experience: Mental Health provider experience preferred.

Degree of Supervision
Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 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:

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 PMHNP 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 (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
  • 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
  • Works to understand the needs of patients and their families, and assists with care planning and goal setting, working to resolve conflicts when they arise.
  • Assumes responsibility for management of care for assigned patient caseload, establishing protocols with collaborating/supervising physician and monitoring treatment plans and clinical practice.
  • Monitor care delivered, clinical expert, role model and teacher/preceptor for nurses, students, interns and residents.

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

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.

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.

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