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MUSCP - ICU Advanced Practice Provider (APP Fellow) - Department of Medicine: Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Sleep Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description Summary

This one-year fellowship focuses on clinical experiences as well as a robust didactic curriculum, to provide well-rounded education intended to fully prepare an APP for a full time position in critical care. Ideal candidates would be a new APP or an APP wishing to change specialties. The APP Fellow will be exposed to a wide array of disease processes in multiple different critical care settings with monthly rotations in the NSICU, CVICU, MSICU, SMICU, CICU and STBICU as well as elective rotation opportunities. Additionally, the APP Fellow will have the opportunity to learn and complete competencies on various critical care procedures such as central venous catheters and arterial catheters. They will be expected to participate in weekly lectures including grand rounds, as well as complete an end of year project. APP Fellows will be supported throughout the fellowship by APPs in each department as well as APP mentors, physician fellows and physician leaders. MUSC Charleston continues to build their APP critical care group, which currently assists in covering all adult ICUs in both the Main and ART hospitals.


University Medical Associates (UMA) Only Employees and Financials

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CC003540 COM DOM PULM Critical Care Coverage CC

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Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Hours per week: Extended clinical schedule with additional didactic requirements

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: October 2024 through September 2025. Requires 3 – 4 clinical shifts a week 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.

  • Physician Assistant


  • 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.)

Required Experience: None, as this APP Fellowship is geared for new graduates and for APPs wanting to change practice specialties

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 and APP Critical Care Manager.

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:

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

    • 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 providers, and/or consults with the attending physician or the collaborating physician

  • Participation in Rapid Response Team

  • 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

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

  • Participates in MUSC APP Fellowship activities and education

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


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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