Advertised Summary Job Description: The Nurture Science Program in the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University is seeking a full time Research Nurse to work on an exciting research project. The position is located in a research clinic at Columbia University Medical Center and at an offsite clinic at Mt. Sinai West Medical Center, conducting the Family Nurture Intervention (FNI). The FNI was designed to induce a connection between the mother and her preterm infant and to engage support from the family members in order to alter the developmental trajectory of the infant. The primary job of this position is to facilitate the Family Nurture Intervention in the NICU (FNI-NICU) at Mt. Sinai West Medical Center. The applicant will report directly to the Principal Investigator and will be trained in the intervention to support and facilitate the mother-infant relationship and to structure family dynamics to improve the care of the infant in the home. This person will work directly with mothers, NICU infants and family members to complete activities prescribed in the Intervention during the family's time in the NICU as well as during their follow-up visits according to proper education and training. They will be directly involved with the progress of participants enrolled in the Family Nurture Intervention. Additionally, responsibilities include training other Research Nurses in the intervention, maintaining contact with subject families, helping subjects complete questionnaires, preparing written and oral reports, managing Research Assistants, coordinating schedules with the Study Coordinator, assisting with assessments, entering data and attending weekly lab meetings.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience required. RN REQUIRED. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must have a NYS RN License and renew when necessary.
Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite) required; Ability to undertake multiple tasks, set priorities, work independently and meet deadlines. Must be highly organized and motivated. Requires solid organization and communications skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will be able to maintain positive relations with faculty and other staff members.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree. RNC.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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