Nurse Consultant -AgriSafe Nurse

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Job Title:

Nurse Consultant -AgriSafe Nurse

Position Number:


Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Health Sciences

Classification Title:

14102 Nurse Consultant

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

AgriSafe Nurse

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Part Time

Recruitment Range:

$31,110 - $59,174

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$31,110 - $46,800

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Work Schedule:


Work Hours:

Variable (5 am-midnight)

Position Location (City):


Job Category:

Staff - Medical

Organizational Unit Overview:

NC Agromedicine Institute’s Mission is to promote the health and safety of farming,
forestry and fishery workers through research, prevention/intervention, and
education/outreach. Outreach activities include farm shows, commodity meetings an
other agricultural-related events as well as on-farm assessments and trainings.

Job Duties :

Work with Institute Medical Director, Director, Nurse Coordinator, and others as appropriate to ensure that program policies and procedures comply with all applicable standards and regulations, including human subjects

Establish trust and sustainable collaborative relationships with farmers, fishermen, foresters, sector support organizations, agribusinesses, government and non-government agencies, university partners, insurers, and health care providers for the purposes of promoting agricultural occupational safety and health through research, prevention/intervention, and education/outreachShare suggestions for potential agricultural safety and health research projects based on needs identified or shared in the community with Institute Director, Associate Director, and Nurse Coordinator.Work with Director, Associate Director, Nurse Coordinator, Institute Members and community partners to design and conduct research. .Assist with development of grant proposals and implementation/management of grant awards.Assist Institute Director, Associate Director, Nurse Coordinator, Institute members, and others with development and dissemination of new evidence-based education/outreach and prevention/intervention materials.Attend and/or present information related to activities at local, state, national, and international meetings as requested;; assist with preparation of publications, posters, presentations, and other media as requested.Provide technical assistance to Institute Members relative to working with farming, forestry, and fishing populations.Assist with compilation of reports of program activities as required by funders, the Institute, university, and UNC General Administration.

Complete all required fiscal paperwork within specified timelines and in accordance with university policy (ex. travel, leave forms, direct payment requests)Coordinate education/outreach and prevention/intervention activities with Institute Director, Associate Director, other Institute program staff, and community partners as appropriate; maintain a calendar and documentation of all events including date, location, and number of participants.Provide preventive occupational health screenings for individuals on the farm, log deck, or fishing dock or at community outreach events (i.e., blood pressure, blood sugar, spirometry, audiometry, vision, behavioral health, etc.); screen for occupational exposures, health and safety behaviors, health insurance and established relationship with patient centered medical home.Refer individuals with abnormal medical findings for evaluation; if individuals do not have a patient centered medical home, assist with identifying options for establishing one.Follow-up with individuals and/or providers to ensure that abnormal screening results have been addressed and that appropriate measures are being taken in the farm environment to prevent illness, injury, and fatality.Assist farmers, fishermen, and foresters with selection and fit of personal protective equipment (PPE) when needed; work with PPE vendors, OSHA, and NIOSH to stay abreast of changes in equipment manufacturing and use requirements.Represent the Institute on state or national boards/committees as appropriateMaintain inventory of equipment and supplies; work with the Institute’s Business Services Coordinator relative to purchasing as appropriate.Provide technical assistance to and/or collaborate with other Institute programs as appropriate (ex. NC AgrAbility Partnership, Certified Safe Farm, etc.) to ensure holistic approach to meeting the Institute’s mission.Participate in Institute meetings as appropriate (i.e., staff meetings, Core Team Meetings with NC State University and NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Board of Partners, Board of Directors and Faculty Institute Members).Monitor changes in regulations (ex. pesticide regulations, Board of Nursing requirements, OSHA, NIOSH, CAOHC, EPA, etc.) that may have an effect on program operations and/or health and safety of farmers, fishermen, and foresters.

Complete continuing education as necessary to:§ maintain state of NC nursing license in good standing;§ obtain and maintain CAOHC as a hearing conservationist;§ obtain and maintain NIOSH certification as a spirometry technician;§ become recognized as an AgriSafe Certified Provider; and§ complete medical clearance questionnaire and conduct qualitative and quantitative respirator fit tests.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and two years of experience in the area of specialization.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:

License to practice as a registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Prefer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Preference will be given to candidate having one or more of the following: 1) Experience in agricultural occupational health or a related field (occupational and/or environmental health; agricultural trauma; Cooperative Extension, Forestry, Sea Grant, Migrant programs and/or other personal or work experience with farmers, fishermen, foresters and/or farmworkers); 2) Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) certification as a hearing conservationist; 3) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certification as a spirometry technician;4) Trained to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative respirator fit tests.

License or Certification required by the Department:

Licensed as or eligible to be licensed a registered nurse (RN) in the state of North Carolina.

Special 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.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

Alternate option:

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.


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.

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].

Eligibility for Employment:

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.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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