MUSCP - Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • 546147
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bu/College Of Medicine
  • Nursing/Advanced Practice Provider/Therapist
  • Full Time

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Entity/Organization: MUSCP- (MUSC Physicians)

Job Title:
MUSCP Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Job Summary/ Purpose: The successful applicant will be an Advanced Practice Provider interested in working full-time in the care of women’s health. The APP will join a busy and thriving Obstetrics and Gynecology Division that includes 20 ObGyn Specialists, 5 Gynecologic Oncologists, 2 Urogynecologists, 11 Maternal Fetal Medicine providers, 7 General OBGYN APPs. MUSC Obstetrics and Gynecology strives to be a leader in women’s care and to be the provider of choice for ObGyn in the Lowcountry.


Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt 

Hours per week: 40

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

Patient Population Focus
Outpatient

Patient Population Age Range
13 years-death   

Required Minimum Training:  Minimum of 1 years’ Women’s Health experience as a PA, WHNP, CNM. 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

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

  • WHNP (Women’ s Health NP): (12 years to death) OB/GYN services and well women care. 
  • CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife): OBGYN services and well women care, deliveries

Preferred Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ Women’s Health experience as a PA, WHNP, CNM

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).
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
  • Consults with physician when clinically indicated and according to protocols. Will make referrals to other services and specialties, providing patients with information, support, and counseling.
  • With independence, manages women’s health care with emphasis on maternity cycle. Provides antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care as well as family planning and well-women gynecological care consistent with MUSC practice, as well as state and national guidelines and generally accepted standards. Documents care appropriately and in a timely fashion. Acts within his/her scope of practice. 
    • Prenatal/Antepartum: Monitoring pregnancy, managing common medical conditions such as hyperemesis, UTI’s STD’s, size/date discrepancy, postdates, anemia, poor weight gain.
    • Family Planning/Gynecology:  Periodic Health Examinations, Annual Exam, Pap smears, colposcopy, endometrial biopsies, contraception, ultrasound, peri and post-menopausal care, insertion and removal of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices, contraceptive devices. 
  • Performs the following therapeutic procedures in accordance with procedural privileges, skill and proficiency as approved by the Clinical Division Chief: Colposcopy, endometrial biopsies, ultrasound, insertion and removal of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices
  • 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.

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