Advanced Practice Provider - Research Instructor
Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: Med-Infectious Diseases - 411460
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0002365
Position Summary: The Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine is recruiting for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) who will be hired at the faculty ran of Research Instructor. This position is based in the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic and will support the clinic's mission of providing excellent patient care, education, and service. The UNC Division of Infectious Diseases has a faculty of more than 50 clinicians and researchers working to prevent and treat infectious diseases as well an accredited Infectious Diseases fellowship program. The clinic is the site of outpatient care for patients with a range of infectious diseases concerns, including care of approximately 2000 people living with HIV, outpatient general infectious diseases consultation, post-hospitalization care for a variety of infections, HIV prevention and hepatitis C treatment services, an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program, and other specialized services. The clinic is also the site of recruitment for a wide array of research efforts, the hub of teaching efforts for our fellows as well as medical residents, students and other trainees, and hosts many visitors seeking training and educational opportunities. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1. Primary focus: General Infectious Diseases care: Provide consultative medical care to patients with a range of infectious diseases in the outpatient setting, including post-hospitalization care. A primary focus will be provision of clinical support to the UNC outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program, which cares for patients discharged from the inpatient service on IV antimicrobials. Selected candidate will facilitate the continuity of care in the inpatient-to-outpatient transition, e.g. home care, other facilities, appointments with MD, etc. Communicate recommendations promptly and professionally to interdisciplinary teams, home health agencies, outside pharmacies, and other facilities such as skilled nursing facilities, through written summaries or discussion. 2. Additional areas of responsibility: HIV care: Provide urgent care and primary medical care to HIV-positive individuals as well as selected services focused on preventing HIV in at-risk populations. Conduct detailed patient assessments and medical management of HIV and comorbid condition in the outpatient clinic; keeping detailed medical records. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in clinic, demonstrate flexibility to meet patient care needs, and serve as a liaison to referring and consulting providers. Maintain telephone contact as necessary with patients and referring providers between visits. Educate patients and families about HIV and its associated medical conditions. Provide consultation related to symptom managements/supportive care. Contribute to the academic and research activities of the Division.
Education Requirements: Qualified candidates must be (a) licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Board of Nursing and graduate degree from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the NC Joint Subcommittee of the Board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners, and "approved to practice medical acts" based on education and experience by the Joint Subcommittee or (b) hold a degree from a Physician Assistant program approved by the NC Board of Medical Examiners and "approved to practice medical acts" based on education and experience by the Board of Medical Examiners. Candidate must be certified and/or licensed to practice in North Carolina.
Qualification and Experience: Qualified candidates must be able to work with a diverse population and demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competence in encounters with members of sexual, gender, racial, and ethnic minority populations. Candidates must be prepared to apply these skills to build therapeutic relationships with persons who face significant life challenges in addition to HIV. Candidates must be a committed advocate for the health and general welfare of the patients and for the clinic. Candidate must have strong organizational skills and be prepared to present prompt and comprehensive documentation of patient encounters in compliance with requirements of state and federal funding and UNC HealthCare. At least two years of experience in HIV care, general infectious diseases care, primary care, or women's health is preferred. Supervisory experience is desirable. Applicants proficient in Spanish are encouraged to apply.
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.
Department Contact Name and Title: Claire Farel, MD, MPH
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Claire_farel@med.unc.edu
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