Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?:
Nurse Consultant - JourneyWorking Title:
Nurse ConsultantPosition Number:
P012137Budgeted Hiring Range:
$55,000-$65,000Pay Band Information:
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Full-Time PermanentHours per week:
Monday-Friday; 8:00-5:00Department Name and Number:
Sch of Nursing-440100Date First Posted:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Posting Category:
Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)Department Description:
The School of Nursing is a distinct major operating unit (MOU) within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The School has achieved national recognition as one of the premier nursing schools in the
country, offering a full complement of nursing education programs, enrolling undergraduate, RN to MSN, and second-degree baccalaureate programs, master’s, post-master’s, and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. The School is ranked nationally in both academic programs and the receipt of nursing research funds.
The School maintains clinical partnerships with some of the best health care organizations and agencies in North Carolina and the nation. Looking toward the future, the School is using advanced instructional technology in the classroom and offering courses through web-based sites.
The School of Nursing is committed to the improvement of health through teaching, research, and service.
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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Position Description:
An innovative, grant-funded research project, HeartHome, is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Care
Coordinator. HeartHome is a home-based cardiac rehabilitation program. The HeartHome Nurse Care
Coordinator is a highly qualified health care provider who through education and experience possesses
distinct knowledge of and skills in the applied art and science of home care and cardiac rehab.
He/she is responsible for providing medical monitoring and nursing care of cardiac rehab patients, in their homes, during the HeartHome program. He/she coordinates patient care and collaborates with other disciplines and agencies, including UNC Home Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Department of Cardiology and the UNC School of Nursing. As a member of the HeartHome team, he/she initiates nursing care, cardiac rehab teaching, preventive care, and counseling that promote health and restore well-being and functions under the direction of the HeartHome program team. He/she assist in the recruitment and enrollment of up to 150 patients in the HeartHome program as research subjects and obtaining informed consent from those patients. He/she will collect, track, and manage research data collected from research subjects.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and two years of experience in the area of specialization.Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Work is performed telephonically, via video conference, in an office setting and in the patient’s place of residence, which can vary in terms of location and sanitation. Patients can be upset, verbally abusive at times due to illness or senility, and on occasion may attempt physical harm. Frequent use of personal automobile and travel require adherence to road safety. In situations where there is an increased risk of crime, personal judgement is needed to maintain personal safety and minimize crime risk. All unsafe situations should be reported. The risk of exposure to infectious disease should also be minimized by the use of safe nursing and personal practices. Work requires sitting for extended periods of time in office or vehicle settings.
Must be able to use electronic equipment such as Telehealth services, tablet computers, and wrist-worn fitness trackers are used in patient care; set-up, user assistance, and cleaning of such equipment is required; also, the use and cleaning of standard cardiac rehab medical supplies such as blood pressure monitors, and exercise equipment, is required.
Must be able to efficiently manage time in a fast-paced environment and carry out HeartHome program activities according to the patient’s HeartHome care plan schedule and the program’s timeline. Ability to counsel patients and families; ability to explain treatment procedures, medications, personal care, and other health-related needs. Ability to teach the adult learner and precept interprofessional students, if appropriate. Must have ability to react to an emergency with accuracy and composure. Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 50 lbs., participate in exercise with patients and demonstrate commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Must be physically able to sit for long periods of time and engage in local travel. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Graduation from a State accredited school of professional nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred, but not required with relevant experience.
Two years of experience in cardiovascular care or cardiac rehab, with one year of experience in home-based care, is preferred.
Basic knowledge of social/clinical research principles, informed consent, and methods of data collection are preferred.Required Licenses/Certifications:
A Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing; BCLS, and ACLS certification is necessary. Valid NC driver’s license and CPR certification required.Position/Schedule Requirements:
Weekend work occasionallyStimulus/ARRA Funded: