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UNIV - Physician Assistant Fellow - Emergency Medicine

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Emergency Medicine
Sub Department: UNIV-2285000-Department Of Emergency Medicine
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Unclassified Non-Faculty
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: ADVANCED PROVIDER PROFESSIONALS
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:
10Education: The didactic portion of the program provides skills workshops and lectures throughout the year that cover the core curriculum for emergency medicine (Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Hematologic, Endocrine, HEENT, Ob/Gyn, Renal/GU, Pediatrics, Neurology, Dermatology, Toxicology). The didactics are designed to provide an introductory emergency medicine foundation for advanced education which progresses throughout the academic year. Mandatory attendance at the Emergency Department Thursday Lecture series is required for 70% of available lectures. There are no scheduled shifts on Thursdays so that the Fellow may attend. Simulation Lab Sessions with EM Residents will be offered. Ultrasound Conference, Global Health Conference and Journal Club will also be available to the PA Fellow who may attend when work schedule allows. Fellows will have the opportunity to lecture and teach skills in the MUSC PA Program’s Emergency Medicine course and Physical Diagnosis class throughout the year, should they be interested. Furthermore, Telemedicine lectures, site visits, teaching, and expanded technology applications are available.Essential
30Clinical: By the end of the fellowship year, the PA fellow will have a working knowledge and understanding in the following health care areas: o Care of the elderly patient o Care of vulnerable populations o Communication o Diagnostic decision-making o Drug safety, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology o Equitable allocation of resources o Evidence-based medicine o Emergency PA as a teacher o Information management o Lecturing and Leadership o Technology and TeleMedicine DeliveryEssential
30Clinical: By the end of the fellowship year, the PA fellow will have experience with the following skills: o Chest radiograph interpretation o Electrocardiogram interpretation o Ultrasound o Problem-focused physical exam o Vascular access o Various other ER-based skills such as Suturing, I&D, splinting, etc. o TeleMedicine equipment/technology use and applicationEssential
30Clinical: By the end of the fellowship year, the PA fellow will be able to exhibit a working knowledge of the following disease entities: o Acute coronary syndrome o Acute renal failure o Alcohol and drug withdrawal o Asthma o Cardiac arrhythmia o Care of the critically ill patient o Cellulitis o Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease o Community and Hospital-acquired pneumonia o Delirium and dementia o Diabetes mellitus o Gastrointestinal bleed o Heart failure o Hematologic disorders and malignancies o Pain management o Respiratory Distress / Airway Management o Sepsis syndromes o Shock o Solid tumor malignancies o Stroke o Urinary tract infection o Venous thromboembolism o Trauma o Triage mechanisms o TeleUrgent Care o Synchronous and Asynchronous TeleMedicine o Delivery of Prison/Jail/SNF TeleMedicine o TeleMedicine Innovations and practiceEssential


Job summary: The Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and TeleMedicine is composed of 12 rotations (months) in the Adult Emergency Department and TeleMedicine areas of service at MUSC.  Fellows will provide direct patient care managing nonemergent and telemedicine patients, and will be directly supervised during the care of higher acuity and emergent patients.

Schedule: The fellow is expected to work 11 twelve-hour shifts a month and 2 TeleMedicine shifts.  Typical shifts are ER shifts working in a team format seeing all ER patients.  TeleMedicine shifts may be done off-campus, from home, or remotely.  Asynchronous E-visits will also be covered during selected clinical and non-clinical time.  Night shifts will be no more than 1/week on average, and Fellows are allowed to self-schedule within the group.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.


FLSA: Salaried


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years responsible and progressive health care experience and completion of a recognized physician assistant program. A bachelor's degree in a health care occupation may be substituted for two years of the required health care experience.

Schedule: The fellow is expected to work 11 twelve-hour shifts a month and 2 TeleMedicine shifts.  Typical shifts are ER shifts working in a team format seeing all ER patients.  TeleMedicine shifts may be done off-campus, from home, or remotely.  Asynchronous E-visits will also be covered during selected clinical and non-clinical time.  Night shifts will be no more than 1/week on average, and Fellows are allowed to self-schedule within the group.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an ARC-PA approved PA program, or scheduled to graduate by August 2019
  • NCCPA Certification (or eligibility)
  • SC licensure (or eligibility)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

Appointment

You will be appointed as a Staff Member of MUSC as well as adjunct faculty in the College of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program.


Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be ambidextrous. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

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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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, 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.