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University of Rochester Project Nurse - 224322 in Rochester, New York

Project Nurse

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Health Sciences

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Ctr Comm Health & Prevention



This is position is located at the Center for Community Health and Prevention (CCHP) in the Emerging Infections Program (EIP). The EIP is one of 10 sites funded nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as a resource for the surveillance, prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. The Research/Surveillance nurse will work closely with EIP colleagues, infection control staff, data managers, and others.

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Research/Surveillance Nurse serves as a consultant, educator, and researcher for various healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance and survey projects. Duties do not include patient care or face-to-face patient interaction. Specific activities include case investigation and completion of case report forms (CRFs) for several EIP studies, phone interviews of patients, and abstraction of data from medical records. The nurse will serve as the primary resource for the HAI project coordinators and is responsible for ensuring the integrity and security of all study data. They will review the data collected, adjudicate discrepancies among data collectors and provide support in the validation of collected data. In consultation with management, this role will implement immediate and appropriate corrective action when inconsistency of activities is identified.

This position requires a strong research background and the ability to manage large projects with multiple data collection methods. An understanding of medical records and terminology, and the ability to accurately abstract clinical data from a variety of medical record formats is required. Familiarity with HAI definitions and infection prevention is desirable.


The nurse will distribute effort as follows:

Complete phone interviews of healthcare workers infected with or exposed to COVID-19. Complete case report forms for EIP surveillance projects by screening potential cases for eligibility and for identified cases, abstracting data from medical charts per the guidelines.

Lead a large CDC surveillance for HAI and antibiotic use at 22-25 hospitals in the Western NY region. Work independently to recruit the hospitals, train and supervise other team members to assist, and act as a resource for clinical questions for the entire EIP team.

Participate in the planning, development and implementation of study design, protocols, consent forms, processes and policies; as well as review and approval of CRFs and study-specific procedure manuals and documents. Develop, implement and monitor systems and methods to ensure quality, efficiency, and consistency in the collection and processing of research data. Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory and institutional requirements and standards, including submission of protocols for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

Determine the best methods to train other staff to assist with HAI projects. Ensure data integrity and consistent methodology across staff working on the project. Lead data validation efforts for EIP HAI projects by completing dual chart reviews and identifying discrepancies. Develop education for other EIP team members based on identified discrepancies. Support other EIP project coordinators by answering clinical questions related to EIP surveillance. Participate in CDC group conference calls and trainings. Analyze data and provide summary reports and recommendations.

Other projects as assigned.


  • Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. Must comply with New York State RN BSN requirements.

  • At least 3 to 5 years of clinical and research experience and /or healthcare associated infection prevention or surveillance knowledge.

  • Data analytics background preferred.

  • Requires valid NYS driver’s license and approximately 25% travel within the western NY region.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, time management, and communication skills.

** This is a grant-funded position, renewed annually. EIP funding is historically stable with consistent funding since 1998.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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