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EA60 - Nurse Practitioner III

Band 7  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides primary health care and treatment for critically ill patients.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

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.)

Assumes responsibility for management of care for assigned patient caseload within area of specialization, establishing protocols and monitoring treatment plans and clinical practice.
Performs intensive care admission procedures for designated caseload of patients.
Determines a daily plan of care for designated caseload in collaboration with members of the health care team.
Performs complex procedures including cast application and removal, wound suturing, endotracheal intubation, chest compression and intravenous and arterial line placement.
Monitors nursing care delivered.
Participates in ongoing medical and nursing research projects.
Supervises student nurse practitioners during clinical practicum and assists in coordinating necessary learning experiences.

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 physical assessment skills for normal and high-risk patients.
Knowledge of risk screening and developmental assessment tools.
Knowledge of special equipment for the care of patients in specialty areas (pressure ventilators, cardiorespiratory monitors, oxysaturation and transcutaneous p02/pC02 monitors, phototherapy, etc.
Knowledge of community resources to assist in discharge planning and referral for chronic care.
Ability to interpret laboratory findings.
Ability to incorporate explanations and health education into the care of assigned patients and their families.
Ability to design and conduct nursing research, utilizing an extensive understanding of the research process.
Ability to function as a role model for both nursing staff and student nurse practitioners.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Positions in this classification require licensure as a Registered Nurse and hold official recognition as a Nurse Practitioner from the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Minimum Requirements:

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

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with clinical experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with two years clinical experience, one of which must have been in a specialty area of care. Positions in this classification require licensure as a Registered Nurse and certification as a Nurse Practioner by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Requires certification in Basic Life Support.

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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