Essential Functions: The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic full time Research Nurse to provides clinical care and assist clinic physicians in patient assessment. Successful candidate must be able to render professional nursing care to patients in support of treatment plans. This position supports the HIV Care Coordination project funded by MDHHS, and includes working collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff at WSUPG and other agencies to coordinate health and related services for HIV infected persons with multiple health and social challenges.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIESProvide clinical care to patients with HIV infection including intake evaluations, monitoring of medications and laboratory results, assessment of nutritional, emotional, and social needs, and referrals to appropriate agenciesProvide assistance and backup to ID attending physicians and fellows through monitoring labs and other test results, following up with patients, and being the point of contact for patients during the workday and outside of the physician's scheduled clinic hours regarding clinical issuesCollaborate with interagency, interdisciplinary staff to create and implement a personalized plan of care, which focuses on the multiple needs of the patient and their support network or family. The focus is on the patient's engagement in care, achievement of virologic control, and management of other health problems in the patient's particular social contextContinually access and evaluate the changing physical, psychosocial, and other aspects of the patients and families and institutes appropriate interventionMaintain and update patients' charts as necessary including the electronic medical record, CareWare or other Ryan White reporting system, and independent case management recordsInitiate or participate in research projects in accordance with established protocolAssist with patient scheduling for clinic, treatments, and testsServe as consultant to the hospital and community in regards to the special needs of persons with HIV infection.Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings, and other activities as required by the programMaintain and enhance professional expertise through appropriate educational and/or organizational activitiesMaintain licensing, professional insurance.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in NursingClinical knowledge necessary to assess changes in patient conditions and ability to take the appropriate actionAt least two years experience working with HIV infected patients, minority groups and substance abuse individualsExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to provide nonjudgmental care to HIV infected population including sexual minorities, transgender persons and persons with mental health and substance abuse conditions
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