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EA50 - Nurse Practitioner II

Band 6  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides primary health care to individuals and families with complex nursing/medical needs.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is intended for use at the journey level.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Completes and records health histories of patients and families.
Performs examinations, including physical exams, developmental assessment and screening for psychosocial problems.
Examines patient data and develops a plan of care.
Prescribes treatment plan for selected health problems according to protocols and refers patient to appropriate facility.
Provides in-depth education regarding health care issues, including family planning, maternity, common childhood illnesses and medical regimens.
Teaches, counsels and monitors the treatment regimen in selected populations.
Monitors environmental hazards and refers problems.
Serves as a role model to nursing staff and students to promote and ensure quality patient care management.
Identifies clinical issues and participates in research which may benefit the profession, the organization and the patient.
Provides individualized clinical orientation for nursing personnel in a specialty area.
Provides ongoing staff education based on health needs of the population served.
Provides in-service education in an area of specialty.
Monitors and establishes standards for the clinical practice in an area of specialization.
Plans for the care of selected high risk populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of interviewing and recording of medical histories.
Knowledge of how to counsel patients and their families to change health behaviors.
Knowledge of methods, techniques and practices of nurse midwifery.
Knowledge of trends in nursing education.
Knowledge of obstetrical theory and practice.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the quality of the clinical practice in the area of specialization.
Ability to make judgments, identify deviations from the normal and anticipate problems.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Positions in this classification require licensure as a Registered Nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives or certification as a Nurse practitioner by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Also, some positions require certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization which certifies nurses practicing in an extended role. A valid driver's license may also be required.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and experience as a registered nurse.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and one year experience as a registered nurse.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 350 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 350 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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