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MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA) - Department of Medicine: Division of Endocrinology

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Description Summary

Responsible for outpatient clinics in MUSC outreach sites. Emphasis on comprehensive weight management and working with the weight management team, including providing behavior and lifestyle counseling, use of anti-obesity medications and appropriate referrals to dieticians, specialists, and bariatric surgery. This includes independent management of patient panels and treatment plans.


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Job Description

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt
Hours per week:

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm based on clinical schedule.

Patient Population Focus
Outpatient ambulatory clinics

Patient Population Age Range
18years-death, adult only

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


  • 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 Experience: Minimum of 1 year of weight management experience as a PA, AGPNP/ANP

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).

DHEC 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

  • 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

  • Positively represent the division through active participation to various projects and initiatives. Exhibit the highest standards of customer care and commitment according to MUSC Excellence. Advocate our expertise to other services on campus and healthcare institutions by promoting the consulting and educational activities of the Diabetes Management Service. Participate with patient care team toward mastering Joint Commission goals. Work constructively with all other members of the endocrine division (physicians, nursing and administration): Communicate treatment plans; correctly perform administrative duties such as coding and documentation; appropriately seek clinical guidance when needed.

  • Provide counseling on lifestyle and behavior change with a goal of weight loss, weight maintenance and general health.

  • Appropriate use of anti-obesity medications.

  • Appropriate referral to other ancillary services and specialists, including bariatric surgery

  • Work constructively with all other members of the endocrine division (physicians, nursing and administration): Communicate treatment plans; correctly perform administrative duties such as coding and documentation; appropriately seek clinical guidance when needed.

  • Potential precepting of MUSC NP or PA students during their clinical year.

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

Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and two years clinical experience required, at least one year of which must have been in a specialty area of care. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner specific to the area of employment required unless a new graduate. New graduates must be certification eligible upon employment, and obtain certification within six months of employment. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse and hold official recognition as a Nurse Practitioner from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

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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