This position is to join a dynamic and very busy research clinic in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Rochester. The site conducts research for multiple contracts with the NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Studies currently and future include COVID treatment research, monkeypox, antibacterial resistance, flu and ongoing HIV vaccine research. This position is responsible to provide clinical care including obtaining a history, performing a physical examination, evaluation of lab results, assessment and determination of eligibility for research studies. Provide HIV/STD prevention counseling and testing, enrollment of subjects and continued follow up in the research studies in collaboration with other research staff and faculty. This position will provide the lead oversight for the clinical operations of the clinical research site (CRS).
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform a health history, including sexual history and behavioral risk assessment
Targeted physical examination
Perform HIV pre-test and risk reduction counseling
Perform HIV post- test counseling
Assess clients’ suitability for active and upcoming research studies.
Provide individualized patient education
Identifies other health problems and provides referrals to appropriate health providers for evaluation and management
Performs clinical audits for QA/QI
Provides clinical supervision of nurses:
For nursing assessments and procedures for laboratory specimencollection
For abnormal findings from nursingassessments
Participates in orientation and training of new clinic research nurses and nursepractitioners
Provides clinical supervision and training to research nurses and staff, this includes newprotocols, procedures and in compliance with DAIDS and sponsor’s requirements.
Communicates issues relating to maintaining current medical and nursing standards of care within theCRS to the PI andDirector.
Coordination of clinical case management:
Provides clinical consultation for the management of medical follow-up, and phone triage
Directs the management of abnormal laboratory test results. Assesses the need for further intervention. Assessment for AEs and SAEs Makes individual plans regarding extending follow up efforts
participates in training and education required by NYSPHL Article 28 regulations
fulfills requirements to maintain licensure as a registered professional nurse and certification as a nurse practitioner from the NYS Department of Education (prescriptive authority not required).
Maintains certification as a Nurse Practitioner/ by the American Nurses Association, including documentation of a minimum of 100 CEU hours/5 years for re-certification
Maintains appointment as a Clinical Associate of the School of Nursing, UR in order to act as a preceptor for nurse practitioner graduate students
Participates education sessions, including web-based training, attending conferences
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Nursing Program and an active New York State Registered Nurse license in good standing.
NYS license as a Nurse Practitioner required
Experience not required, but a plus--working with Black/African American, Latino communities, men who have sex with other men, and transgender communities. Management or leadership experience, fluency in speaking/reading/writing Spanish preferred.
Strong clinical and phlebotomy skills. Effective problem solving, interpersonal communication skills and cultural competency. Able to function both independently and as part of a team. Able to take initiative, demonstrate resourcefulness, commitment to follow through and ensure high quality, timely completion of work preferred.
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Pay Range: $ 92,997 - $139,506 Annually
The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Medicine M&D-Infect Dis Unit