Bachelors Degree is required
Under the supervision of the physician supervisor(s), the Surgical Advanced Practitioner assists surgeon in rendering care to patients. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating and implements plan of care in consultation with the supervising physician(s); serving as the primary liaison between the nursing staff and the physician; and collaborating with other members of the healthcare team in discharge planning and/or arranging follow up care. This position may serve as first and/or second assist on surgical cases, hospital consultations, follow-up care and post-operative visits in the clinic setting
Education: B.S. Degree is required. Graduate of a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) program accredited by an appropriate agency recognized by the South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners (SCSBME).
Experience: Experience as surgical first assistant or as a NP /PA assisting in surgical procedures and Robotic experience preferred.
For positions in Orthopedic Surgery: Surgical work experience must be in orthopedic surgery.
Licensure/Certification: Must be licensed and/or certified by appropriate agencies as required by state law. Must be licensed by SCSBME. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. Other certifications may be required depending on the location of the position.
Primary Source Verification: – http://www.llr.state.sc.us/
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledgeable in basic patient care, as well as scope and responsibility of a Advanced Practitioner. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff and the public. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Other: This position relies on the supervising physician (2) to be available for consultation, provide advice and assume care of patients who have conditions that place them outside the scope of practice. This position must be able to utilize, understand and physically operate clinical equipment as well as office equipment such as computer terminals, telephones, etc. Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations. Empathy in communication with families. Able to communicate accurately and positively with other health professionals. Good interpersonal skills required. Ability to perform arithmetic calculations with accuracy. Ability to establish priorities and apply common sense approach to patient care.
For positions in Orthopedics: Must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards completion of mandated CME requirements for maintenance of certification (every 2 years) and re-certification (every 6 years).