Minimum Education and Experience:
Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, completion of a Nurse Practitioner program approved by the North Carolina Joint Subcommittee of the Board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners, and "approved to practice medical acts" by the Joint Subcommittee.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
This position is being recruited for at the Journey Competency Level under this Career Banding program. The hiring range for this position is $58,494 - $97,462. The salary grade equivalent for this position is 81.
*****No state funds are used in hiring for this position.****
The Nurse Practitioner is a Research Nurse Practitioner (RNP) who has broad responsibilities for the implementation of complex clinical trials involving a within the UNC AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU). These trials include prevention and treatment of a potentially fatal disease, HIV, as well as treatment of other infectious disease including but not limited to influenza, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and hepatitis. In addition, s/he will serve as a health provider, participant educator and primary contact for participants. The RNP must have a broad knowledge of adult assessment and common health problems, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, medical ethics, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as well as network and study specific procedures and data collection. The RNP is a professional member of the staff and as such is expected to work independently, adhere to all University, ACTU and profession specific regulations, participate in unit wide activities and exhibit a high degree of accountability for all work. The RNP, after an appropriate period of orientation and training, is expected to supervise other staff involved in the research program. S/he may also be called upon to participate in the hiring, training and supervision of new staff. All members of the ACTU are expected to participate in the Quality Assurance program.
Candidates must have a strong medical background with demonstrated knowledge of disease processes and the complexities of monitoring responses to therapies, the ability to analyze, interpret and report laboratory data, as well as the ability to diagnose and treat intercurrent illnesses. Essential qualifications include; the ability to seek input and oversight when appropriate, the ability to rapidly adjust priorities in a high-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining patient safety and data quality. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with volunteers, patients, families, staff physicians and sponsor representatives from diverse backgrounds. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Clinical practice experience and excellent physical exam skills required.
Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email and internet navigation skills required.
Candidate must be willing and able to adjust to varying work/time demands including travel to clinics in Raleigh and Durham
Study participants come from diverse backgrounds and sexual and racial identities, prefer candidate whose background and experience reflect an ability to engage effectively with the target populations. Knowledge and experience with HIV/AIDS and/or STD research/care is highly preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements:
Position/Work Schedule Requirements:
M-F 800 - 500
Weekend work occasionally
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
University of North Carolina - 14 months ago