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Job ID: 3661
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
This position is posted on behalf of and will be employed by UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL.
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC-CH is one of the medical research institutions working together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. The consortium, funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), shares a common vision to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, and to engage communities in clinical research efforts. The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CTRC) is a program of the TraCS Institute within the home of the UNC School of Medicine. The CTRC provides both inpatient and outpatient clinical services to support a wide variety of research studies involving human subjects with an array of investigators representing the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing and others. The
This position will serve as a clinical nurse with a focus on the care of research participants. They will provide specialized, professional nursing care to research subjects for healthy volunteers and to those with unusual and distinctive medical problems. They support study implementation within the context of care delivery settings such as the NC TraCS CTRC and UNC Medical Center as well as research on location services (including driving to a site) at UNC Heath clinics and hospitals, the Schools of UNC and community locations. They ensure the integrity of research data while maintaining care that is safe, efficient, timely, effective, equitable, compassionate and patient-centered.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: provision of direct nursing care and support, using the nursing process, to participants in clinical research, their families and significant others (care requirements are determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the patient and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures); management of clinical and research support activities in order to assure patient safety, address clinical needs and assure protocol integrity and accurate data collection; coordination of research and clinical activities to meet clinical needs, complete study requirements and manage linkage with principal investigators; facilitation of informed and safe participation of diverse populations in clinical research; providing direct, individualized care to pediatric and adult research patients who are participating in research protocols; phlebotomy and IV insertion; preparing and administering investigational medications; performing ECG’s; collecting and processing specimens; data collection; providing direction and health teaching where applicable in relation to study protocol activities; reporting and recording care rendered; reporting the patient’s response to that care; charge nurse duties and contributing to the CTRC’s continuous quality improvement program.
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina. Must be able to work with a variety of people in a professional, effective, diplomatic manner and maintain effective communications with patients, health care personnel, staff, and others.
Must be able to work independently, as well as function as part of a team. The position requires significant attention to detail and the ability to successfully balance multiple competing priorities. Candidate should be flexible, collaborative, and have a willingness to assist others whenever needed. Ability to maintain a positive, results oriented work environment, contributing positively to teamwork and morale. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely (both written and verbal). Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minumum of one (1) year of direct clinical nursing experience. Minimum of 6 months experience working with human subjects in a clinical research setting. Minimum of 6 months experience working as a pediatric nurse. Possess a variety of healthcare experience with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing. Experience working at UNC Medical Center in a clinical care area.
Experience with Epic (UNC Health’s electronic medical record). Experience in the administration of biotherapy and/or investigational medication. Possess strong computer skills and have a working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Proficient in intravenous access and/or phlebotomy.
Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. The individual assuming this position must possess current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing with no restrictions or pending actions. Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Valid NC driver’s license.
Visual attention and mental concentration is required at all times in this capacity due to the clinical nature of the work. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer and move 30 lbs with or without accommodation. Ability to travel distances within the hospital, on campus and to offsite locations for research on location functions.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.