Pediatric Registered Nurse (Community-based)

Rochester, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) will work daily to implement interventions aimed at improving asthma care delivery and reduce morbidity for children in the Rochester community. The Pediatric Nurse will regularly communicate with both internal and external parties (i.e., caregivers and children, primary care and specialist providers, school health staff, pharmacists, insurance companies, etc.) to provide guideline-based asthma care, and will provide ongoing education and support to internal/external parties around asthma care through Zoom, telephone, and in-person (homes, schools, etc.) communication. The Pediatric Nurse will adhere to protocols, maintain timely communication with families and medical providers, and will track and record intervention components in a database. The Pediatric Nurse will also support research needs as necessary, including study recruitment, obtaining informed consent, administering surveys, conducting medical record reviews, and supporting dissemination of results. The Pediatric Nurse will have appropriate clinical knowledge, excellent communication and organizational skills, and passion to support and advocate for children and families from marginalized communities. The position requires a flexible schedule, a valid driving license and personal vehicle for travel into the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carefully review health data collected for multiple complex research interventions, and under direction of the PI, draft appropriate treatment regimens based on national guidelines to support the implementation of several complex-NIH funded research trials.

  • Coordinate clinical care delivery between participants and healthcare providers, school health staff and others. Travel to homes, pharmacies, and schools to implement asthma care interventions. Conduct asthma education and support to families via Zoom, telephone and in-person. May utilize telemedicine platforms (Tytocare) to implement interventions.

  • Communicate daily with caregivers and patients of research trials, primary care and specialist providers, pharmacists, school health staff, insurance companies, and others to ensure the timely and appropriate delivery of the asthma care for interventions. Primary contact for all intervention-specific, asthma, and asthma medication questions or concerns. Present intervention details during annual school-nurse orientation, and semi-annually to provider offices. Provide links to community resources as necessary.

  • Maintain meticulous documentation of intervention details in an online database to track delivery of asthma intervention components, and document any issues or concerns. Provide weekly status reports to PI and Program Director on intervention outcomes.

  • Participate in additional research activities, including screening potential participants for eligibility, obtaining informed consent, administering surveys, collecting data from medical records and school records, and supporting dissemination of results. Participate in weekly staff meetings and help lead the annual Community Advisory Board meetings.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • NYS Nursing license (RN or NP) and a bachelor’s degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or similar field and a minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience (pediatric nursing, counseling, public health, community-based programming, etc.) required.

  • Certification in Asthma Education (AE-C®), as well as advanced knowledge of guideline-based clinical asthma care preferred.

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience with local, community¿based healthcare systems and/or programs serving historically marginalized children and families required.

  • Prefer 2-3 years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization and communication including communications with extramural agencies, officials, primary care physicians and investigators required.

  • Must be flexible, empathetic, able to engage effectively with diverse children, adolescents and caregivers required.

  • Demonstrates efficiency in prioritizing assignments, proactively resolving problems, and recommending and implementing continuous quality improvements required.

  • Background in clinical and translational research, including study design, and implementation preferred.

  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to schools, homes, and other local sites required.

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.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $29.76 - $41.68 Hourly

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.

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