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University of Rochester Research Surveillance Nurse, Emerging Infections - 216504 in Rochester, New York

Research Surveillance Nurse, Emerging Infections

Job ID

216504

Location

School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Ctr Comm Health & Prevention

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

This is position is located at the Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP), in the Emerging Infections Program (EIP). The EIP is one of 10 sites funded nationally by the Centers for Disease Control (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. The Research/Surveillance nurse will provide clinical knowledge to other EIP surveillance projects as needed.

Responsibilities:

HAI and Antimicrobial use Prevalence Survey

  • Investigates cases and completes case report forms for EIP surveillance projects by screening potential cases for eligibility and for identified cases, and abstracting data from medical charts. Acts as a consultant, educator, and researcher for various healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance and survey projects within the CCHP.

  • Submits protocols for IRB review and recruits facilities. The nurse will serve as the primary resource for the project coordinators assisting with the HAI projects. S/he will review the data collected, adjudicate discrepancies among data collectors and validate collected data based on experience and independent judgement.

  • Supports other EIP project coordinators with surveillance by answering clinical questions related to EIP surveillance

  • Facilitates the initiation of a hospital point prevalence survey of HAI and antibiotic use project; reaches out to IPs from area hospitals to recruit their facilities.

  • Submits new protocols continuation for prior studies to the IRBs.

  • Participates in CDC group conference calls and trainings if necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with at least 3 to 5 years of prior research experience and /or healthcare associated infection prevention or surveillance knowledge preferred.

  • A strong understanding of medical records and terminology and the ability to accurately abstract clinical data from a variety of medical record formats.

  • Familiarity with HAI definitions and infection prevention is desirable.

  • Requires valid NYS driver's license and ability to travel throughout the region.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written, and strong attention to detail.

This is a grant-funded position through 12/2021 and is likely to be extended.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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