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University of Rochester Research Nurse - 236962 in Rochester, New York

Research Nurse Job ID 236962

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Part-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Part Time 24 hours Grade 044 Medicine M&D-Infect Dis Unit

Schedule

MON-FRI; Three 8-hour days determined by department

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Rochester provides the clinical services of the Monroe County STD Clinic through a contract with the County Department of Public Health. The MC STD clinic is a free, walk in clinic serving a diverse community across a spectrum of ages. This position is responsible to provide clinical care including obtaining a history, performing a physical assessment, providing treatment of STDs, and providing HIV/STD prevention counseling and testing in collaboration with nurse practitioners and medical director. Assess clients’ suitability for HIV PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and assisting clients in initiating, adhering to and managing a PrEP regimen. This position will rotate with others to coordinate the delivery of care and act as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner graduate students, residents, fellows, and community health care providers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides direct patient care in NYS Article 28 Clinic:

  • Perform a health history, including sexual history and behavioral risk assessment

  • Targeted physical examination

  • Administer treatment of sexually transmitted infections

  • Perform HIV pre-test and risk reduction counseling

  • Perform HIV post-test counseling

  • Perform venipuncture

  • Provide individualized patient education

  • Seek consultation with nurse practitioners when indicated

  • Identifies other health problems and provides referrals to appropriate health providers for evaluation and management

  • Performs clinical audits for QA/QI

    Utilizes a client-centered approach to provide culturally responsive HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services to persons seen in the STD clinic.

  • Identify potential PrEP clients and those in need of PrEP navigation services

  • Provide support services to HIV negative individuals who are interested in starting PrEP and those already engaged in PrEP care

  • Provide PrEP disease prevention and PrEP adherence education and counseling

  • Effectively collaborate with all individuals involved in PrEP care and program delivery for the purposes of supporting high quality PrEP programming

  • Arrange for immediate referral for Post Exposure Prophylaxis(nPEP) services

  • Complete review of patients’ self-assessment tool of Mental health, Domestic(partner) violence, and Substance use and offer service referrals where appropriate

  • Assess insurance status including prescription benefits

  • Act as a liaison between the individual and pharmacies to facilitate obtaining medication

    Professional development:

  • Participates in training and education required by NYSPHL Article 28 regulations

  • Fulfills requirements to maintain licensure as a registered professional nurse from the NYS Department of Education

  • Maintains current knowledge of clinical management of STDs

  • Participates in STD education sessions, including CEI web-based training, attending conferences

    Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Nursing Program and an active New York State Registered Nurse license in good standing required.

  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Experience working with Black/African American, Latinx communities, men who have sex with other men, and transgender communities a plus.

  • Strong clinical and phlebotomy skills. Fluency in speaking/reading/writing Spanish desired or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

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