Nurse SpecialistPosition Number:
000695Vacancy Open to:
All Candidates Time-Limited:
Health SciencesClassification Title:
35002 Nurse SpecialistCompetency Level:
4 - BroadbandedWorking Title:
Nurse SpecialistNumber of Vacancies:
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE):
1.0Full Time or Part Time:
Full TimeRecruitment Range:
$54,000 - TBDAnticipated Hiring Range:
$54,000 - TBDSalary Grade Equivalency:
8-5pm, depending on clinic schedulePosition Location (City):
Staff - MedicalOrganizational Unit Overview:
The Brody School of Department at East Carolina University (ECU) is composed of 18 departments which function to: 1) provide health care for the citizens of eastern North Carolina; 2) educate primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of eastern North Carolina; and 3) make medical education available to minority and disadvantaged people. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (herein referred to as Cardiovascular Sciences or CVS) is the university’s newest department, and is a primary contributor to the School’s mission of medical education, patient care, research, and community service.Job Duties :
Playing an important role in the Brody School of Department’s academic group practice, the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences consists of the Department Chairman, two Medical Directors of Clinical Services, four leadership core units (Department Administrator, CVS Operations Committee/Section Chiefs, Nurse Administrator, and Vice Chairman and Director of Research), and seven clinical and educational divisions. The primary roles of education (students, residents, fellows and continuing medical education), clinical services (Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases), research (clinical and basic bench research in cardiovascular clinical care, clinical trials to develop new treatments for cardiovascular disease, educational programs for local, regional, and national health care providers, and wellness and prevention programs), academic affairs/faculty development, and administration (business and clinical support services) are led by the Department Chairman and CVS Operations Committee. (Please reference organizational chart).
The clinical sections represented in Cardiovascular Diseases include: Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases. There are currently 37 MD and PhD faculty members, 15 Fellows, and 16 Physician Extenders and Cardiovascular Sciences Technicians.
A clinical, administrative, and research support staff numbering nearly 160 CSS and SPA employees provides support to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences’ faculty and learner groups. Subspecialty fellows (fully trained internists receiving training in a clinical subspecialty within Cardiovascular Sciences and Internal Department) currently number fifteen.
The majority of the department’s educational, clinical and research activities take place within the context of the East Carolina University Brody School of Department and the University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina-Pitt County. The central component of the medical center will be the new East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI). Designed to be a world-class cardiovascular destination offering state-of-the-art medical technology, education, and research in one location, the East Carolina Heart Institute is composed of three main partners ? Pitt County Memorial Hospital (PCMH), East Carolina University, and private practice practitioners. The new Institute is committed to superior patient care, collaborative research, and continuous training and education. The East Carolina Heart Institute is the umbrella name for the two facilities that make up the Institute.
This position facilitates the Cardiology clinics including Electrophysiology and General Cardiology.Minimum Education/Experience:
Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Organizes and prioritizes and documents nursing care activities considering the needs of the patients and other staff members.
Provides leadership to develop, analyze, integrate complex data, and update individualized care.
Negotiates short/long term goals with the patient to develop and evaluate the individualized care.
Initiates/facilitates/collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to improve care delivered to the patients, ensuring that appropriate referrals (interdisciplinary and community) are made and completed.
Utilizes the nursing process to facilitate the patient’s care using time and resources efficiently and assumes accountability for the effectiveness of care. Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary members consistent with roles and responsibilities.
Initiates comprehensive patient and family education.
Uses professional judgement to appropriately delegate.
Makes and documents, age-appropriate interventions based on individual patient needs.
Coordinates and manages care by applying analytical reasoning, reflection, rational problem-solving skills, using evidence-based information and clinical judgment.
Safely performs technical skills in area of practice. Demonstrates practice based on knowledge of all polices, procedures, nursing standards, and legal issues in areas of specialty.
Demonstrates a caring, compassionate approach to patient/family, functioning as a patient/family advocate
Participates in shared decision making and problem solving to promote effective collaboration with interdisciplinary team
Use established outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care.
Promotes effective and efficient use of educational resources in achieving desired patient outcomes.
Evaluates and documents patient’s response to treatment.
Collaborates with support services and multidisciplinary team in providing care.
Assures quality care through professional growth and development.
Serves in preceptor role for clinical area.
Uses formal and informal methods to teach other staff members.
Independently evaluates own practice and goals and initiates discussion of performance with manager.
Provides written professional practice goals for the upcoming year.
Monitors progress toward and provides evidence of achieving mutually agreed upon goals within established time frame. Provides written evaluation of previous year’s goals.
Attends to own continuing education by providing evidence of a minimum of six (6) contact hours; or two relevant academic courses per year; or certification in specialty area with evidence of contact hours required to maintain certification.
Demonstrates effective use of computer-based information for decision support, continuous quality improvement and professional development
Assumes leadership role in clinic area and the larger organization.
Takes action and coaches others in resolving ongoing problems and unit issues.
Develops and implements recommendations to improve the unit environment.
Provides effective representation on a committee, task force, or unit council.
Evaluates, and develops recommendations for new and/or revised standards of nursing care and practice in response to patient or unit needs.
Effectively manages conflict by confronting the issue or problem and collaborating with others to explore and implement acceptable solutions.
Demonstrates effective performance in an identified practice focus by providing written or verbal evaluation of projects related to practice focus.
Demonstrates fiscal accountability for one’s own practice while providing quality care.
Participates in Performance Improvement/Research activities designed to improve patient care, and/or organizational processes.
Reviews and analyzes current nursing literature and research in area of specialty as a basis for improving practice.
Identifies clinical problems for study, communicates these to appropriate resources and seeks opportunities to participate in investigative/evaluative activities.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities/clinical research and provides written summary of involvement.
Collects data for evaluation to improve care.
Graduation from state-accredited school of registered nursing and two years of nursing experience, with at least one year in the assigned specialty area. Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.License or Certification required by statute or regulation:
n/aLicense or Certification required by the Department:
Graduation from state-accredited school of registered nursing and two years of nursing experience, with at least one year in the assigned specialty area. Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutionsSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
* Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.Job Open Date:
07/15/2021Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :
07/22/2021Open Until Filled:
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If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.AA/EOE:
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.Eligibility for Employment:
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.Office of Human Resources Contact Information:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.