Posting Summary: The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking Registered Nurses to work on a PRN basis in the Center for Diabetes Technology of the department. This position requires performing blood draws on study participants and knowledge of study research procedures and protocols in an inpatient laboratory setting. Shifts include day, evening, night, weekend and holiday. Shifts are scheduled according to the needs of the study. Employees will report on an as-needed (PRN) basis, no more than 40 hours per week.
Qualified candidates must be a licensed RN and have at least one year of nursing experience and a CPR certification or equivalent by date of hire. Skills acquired during training may be considered in lieu of experience.
This part-time wage position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Associate's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Associate's Degree or higher in Nursing.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: None
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of 1 year of nursing experience is required. Skills acquired during training may be considered in lieu of experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: At least 2 years of clinical research nursing experience preferred.
Required License or Certification: RN (Registered Nurse) CPR certification or equivalent
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to perform blood draws from indwelling catheter. 2. Ability to insert intravenous catheters that are appropriate for drawing blood. 3. Knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols. 4. Ability to operate a centrifuge 5. Ability to learn how to operate YSI blood glucose analyzer.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.