Licensed Practical Nurse

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Feb 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department TraCS Institute - 429801
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Posting Open Date 02/06/2023
Application Deadline 02/20/2023
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Licensed Practical Nurse
Position Number 20052418
Vacancy ID S020885
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Primarily weekday shifts 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday, and 7:00 am – 1:30 pm on Friday.
24 – 40 hours per week depending on selected candidate’s availability
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $24.50 - $27.00/hour
Proposed Start Date 03/01/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
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 outpatient clinical services to support a wide variety of research studies involving human subjects with an array of investigators representing the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and others. 
The primary purpose of this Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position is to provide nursing services with a focus on the care of participants who volunteer for clinical research studies conducted primarily in an ambulatory setting. The LPN, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), will provide specialized, nursing care to research subjects for healthy volunteers and to those with unusual and distinctive medical problems according to federal regulations, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and local and institutional polices. The LPN will provide management of clinical and research support activities to assure patient safety, address clinical needs and assure protocol integrity and accurate data collection. The LPN will ensure the integrity of research data while maintaining care that is safe, efficient, timely, effective, equitable, compassionate, and patient-centered. 
Job duties include but are not limited to, providing direct, individualized care to adult (60%) and pediatric (40%) research patients, phlebotomy and IV insertion, administration of FDA approved medications, monitoring and observation post dosing of investigational products, performing ECG’s, collecting and processing biological specimens, other 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, and contributing to the CTRC’s continuous quality improvement programs including training of non-licensed research personnel. 
The LPN will also perform front desk and administrative activities which include patient check-in/out and creation of outpatient visits in Epic as well as daily tasks related to stocking of supplies, quality assurance and other office duties based upon unit needs. The LPN will act as a vital team member and conduct themselves in a professional manor and within their scope of practice as outlined by the NC Board of Nursing.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Knowledge of licensed practical nursing care practices and principles.
* Ability 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. 
* Ability to work independently, as well as function as part of a team. 
* Significant attention to detail and the ability to successfully balance multiple competing priorities. 
* Must be flexible, collaborative, and have a willingness to assist others whenever needed. 
* Must be able to maintain a positive, results oriented work environment, contributing positively to teamwork and morale. 
* Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Minimum of one (1) year of direct clinical LPN experience. 
* Minimum of 6 months experience working as a pediatric LPN
* Possess a variety of healthcare experience with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing. 
* Experience with Epic (electronic medical record). 
* Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
* Proficient in intravenous access and/or phlebotomy.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
* Visual attention and mental concentration is required at all times in this capacity due to the clinical nature of the work. 
* Ability to remain in front of a computer for extended periods of time and the ability to move 30 lbs.
* Ability to travel distances within the hospital, on campus and to offsite locations for research on location functions.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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