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MUSCP-Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)- Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

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Entity: MUSC Physicians University Medical Associates
Department: Bu/College Of Medicine
Sub Department: UMA01-002-DPT/Otolaryngology
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUSCP - Staff
Location: Charleston, SC
Categories: Advanced Practice Providers
Pay scale: MUSCP-G17: $82,823.94 - $111,958.08 (min - mid)


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Entity/Organization: MUSCP- (MUSC Physicians)

Job Title:
MUSCP Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)- Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Job Summary/ Purpose: The successful applicant will be an Advanced Practice Provider interested in working full-time to provide exceptional care to patients with head & neck cancer. The APP will provide enhanced patient care, quality research, education and resource utilization for the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. The APP will participate in outpatient clinical care providing history and physical examinations, preoperative counseling, tracheotomy care, endoscopy exams and collaborate with professionals in medical oncology, radiation oncology, H&N Surgery, pathology, radiology, neurosurgery and dentistry. This provider will participate in inpatient rounds daily and coordinate timely efficient admissions and discharges to the operating room, recovery room, ICU and MUSC Hospital.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt 

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm

Patient Population Focus
Inpatient, Outpatient, Operating Room/First Assist, Procedural Unit

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: 

  • 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.
  • APRN must have Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Certification 

Preferred Training and Experience

Preferred Training: Physician Assistant or if APRN License Type/Certification:

  • 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.) 

Preferred Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in adult surgery as a PA, AGACNP or ACNP

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).
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required for Adult Surgery
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
    • Tracheostomy tube change
    • Flexible fiberoptic exam of the upper aerodigestive tract
    • Biopsy lesions of the oral cavity or skin and soft tissues of the head and neck
    • Change dressings and perform wound care
  • 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

 

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. 



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, 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.