Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002921
Position Summary: The Research Nurse will have broad responsibilities for implementation of complex clinical research protocols as part of the WIHS/MACS (Women's Interagency HIV Study/ Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study) Combined Cohort Study. This WIHS/MACS combined cohort study is a national multi-center longitudinal study. The UNC site has two off-campus clinic locations: one in Durham and one in Raleigh. These two locations are independent stand-alone UNC research clinics. This position would be required to split time between these two clinics. Participants will be seen twice a year for the core study visit and may be asked to participate in ancillary research sub-studies. Core study visits consist of a comprehensive interview covering participant's medical history and health care utilization, psycho-social status, substance abuse history and sexual behavior. Blood is drawn for immediate testing and for repository. Participants also undergo a medical exam; participate in numerous clinical assessments (e.g., ECGs, spirometry, and functional aging assessments) and- in some cases- tissue collection. Study visits can be as short as 20 minutes or as long as 24 hours, depending on the protocol. The Research Nurse must have a broad knowledge of adult assessment and common health problems, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and experience with research data collection. This Research Nurse is a professional member of the staff and as such is expected to work independently, adhere to all University, ACTU (AIDS Clinical Trials Unit) and profession-specific regulations, participate in unit-wide activities and exhibit a high degree of accountability for all work. The Research Nurse, after an appropriate period of orientation and training, is expected to supervise other staff involved in the research program. S/he may also be called upon to participate in the hiring, training and supervision of new staff.
Application Deadline: 03/05/2018
Education Requirements: BSN required with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Qualification and Experience: -Clinical practice experience required; excellent physical exam skills are required. -Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. -Candidates must have the ability to rapidly adjust priorities in a high-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining patient safety and data quality. -Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email and internet navigation skills required. -Advanced knowledge of adult health/disease/wellness required. -Ability to follow protocols and make appropriate decisions based on protocol requirements, patient condition and unit policies. -Ability to participate in multidisciplinary teams and modify treatment plans as needed. -Ability to collaborate effectively with team members of diverse backgrounds and levels of training. -Willingness to attend additional clinical training in order to achieve proficiency in protocol-specific clinical assessments. -Must be willing and able to adjust to varying work/time demands including travel to clinics in Raleigh and Durham; valid driver's license required. -Experience with HIV/AIDS or STDs or OBGYN preferred. -Knowledge and experience with (1) women's health and HIV/AIDS research and (2) research studies that include data and specimen collection protocols is highly preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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