Seeking a candidate to work with the orthopedic service to care for patients in the MUSC Health Orthopedic Urgent Care. MUSC Orthopedic Urgent Care is intended to provide orthopedic access and treatment to the Charleston community 7 days a week. The ideal candidate will be able to evaluate and treat patients with various orthopedic conditions.
MUSC Health Partners (MHP)
CC004718 CFC COMM Ortho/Urgent Care HW
Pay Rate Type
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly / Non-Exempt
Hours per week: 20
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Rotating M-F 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Rotating Weekend Shifts 8:00am – 12:00pm
Patient Population Focus
Patient Population Age Range
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:
FNP (Family NP): (birth to death) Stable chronic disease state management, primary care across the lifespan.
Preferred Training and Experience
Preferred Training: Physician Assistant (PA) or if APRN, License
Preferred Experience: Two years as an Advanced Practice Provider in Orthopedic Surgery or another surgical subspecialty preferred; prior training in ultrasound/image guided injections or willingness to train.
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.
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 supervising physician.
Suture lacerations/wounds; suture/staple removal
Placement/removal of surgical drains and tubes
Incision and drainage of abscesses
Administration of local anesthetic
Ordering and initiation of peripheral venous access
Obtain body fluids for testing via venipuncture, arterial access, aspiration of seroma/hematoma
Perform wound management (debridement and closure, dressing take-down and application)
Prescribe medical 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
Evaluate and treat Orthopedic patients in the outpatient setting.
Additional Job Description
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 inpatient positions.
If applicable, DHEC and DEA license applications must be started prior to first day.
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.
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!
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