|Job Title:||PA /NP APP Skilled Nursing Facility Charleston SC|
|Employer:||The Medical University of South Carolina|
|Provider Category:||Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)|
|Provider Type:||Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner|
|New Grads OK?||No|
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will coordinate the comprehensive health care needs of adult patients in a skilled nursing facility. Provide direct care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute minor and chronic conditions within the established protocols.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Assessing and consulting on patients at three skilled nursing facilities. Admitting and execution of the post discharge plan of care. Ensuring safe discharge to home from the facilities. Autonomy to determine which patients need to be seen and in what order to prevent readmissions and to maximize rehab efficiency. Collaborates with physician preceptor to provide comprehensive care to ambulatory or residential patients with acute or chronic disease. Obtains and records medical histories. Performs and records physical examinations and assessments of patients in this ambulatory or skilled nursing facility. Plans and initiates health maintenance and disease prevention for patients, including education, instruction and counseling. Complies with all standards related to patient confidentiality/HIPAA
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.