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Medical University of South Carolina MUSCP-Advanced Practice Provider (APP - NP/PA)- Department of Otolaryngology in Charleston, South Carolina


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Entity/Organization: MUSCP- (MUSC Physicians)

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

Job Summary/ Purpose : The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The APP will assist the attending physicians in clinic, and provide care as an independent practitioner by evaluating new and follow-up patients, performing histories and physical exams, performing in-office procedures, ordering of ancillary tests, patient education, phone calls for prescriptions/lab results and coordination of care. He or she will perform as liaison among inpatient and outpatient nurses, nurse coordinators, and physicians, to provide the highest level of patient care. In addition, they will serve as a dedicated health care professional who will review test results and educate patients on their disease process and treatment plan. The APP is expected to become the easily identifiable expert from the service who will return any patient telephone calls and answer their questions in a timely manner.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried/Exempt

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm. Clinic locations may vary – Johns Island, Mount Pleasant, Downtown Charleston, and/or North Charleston

Patient Population Focus: Outpatient

Patient Population Age Range


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.

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

  • Performs the following therapeutic procedures in accordance with procedural privileges, skill and proficiency as approved by the Clinical Division Chief

  • Nasal endoscopy, nasal debridement's, cerumen removal, myringotomy, middle ear injection, others

  • 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

  • This position requires the potential to travel to different sites/clinics: Johns Island/Seabrook (2 days a week), Charleston - Downtown, North Charleston (1 day a week), East Cooper (1 day a week).

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.