Nurse Specialist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA

Position Details

Job Title Nurse Specialist
Position Number 969359
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Time-Limited No
Department Homepage
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title 35002 Nurse Specialist
Competency Level N/A - Not Applicable
Working Title Nurse Specialist
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range $54,000 - TBD
Anticipated Hiring Range $54,000 - TBD
Salary Grade Equivalency N/A
Work Schedule M-F
Work Hours 8-5 PM
Position Location (City) Greenville
Job Category Staff - Medical
Organizational Unit Overview

The Brody School of Department at East Carolina University (ECU) is composed of 18 departments which function to: 1) provide health care for the citizens of eastern North Carolina; 2) educate primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of eastern North Carolina; and 3) make medical education available to minority and disadvantaged people. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (herein referred to as Cardiovascular Sciences or CVS) is the university’s newest department, and is a primary contributor to the School’s mission of medical education, patient care, research, and community service.
Playing an important role in the Brody School of Department’s academic group practice, the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences consists of the Department Chairman, two Medical Directors of Clinical Services, four leadership core units (Department Administrator, CVS Operations Committee/Section Chiefs, Nurse Administrator, and Vice Chairman and Director of Research), and seven clinical and educational divisions. The primary roles of education (students, residents, fellows and continuing medical education), clinical services (Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases), research (clinical and basic bench research in cardiovascular clinical care, clinical trials to develop new treatments for cardiovascular disease, educational programs for local, regional, and national health care providers, and wellness and prevention programs), academic affairs/faculty development, and administration (business and clinical support services) are led by the Department Chairman and CVS Operations Committee. (Please reference organizational chart).
The clinical sections represented in Cardiovascular Diseases include: Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases. There are currently 40 MD and PhD faculty members, 15 Fellows, and 16 Physician Extenders and Cardiovascular Sciences Technicians.
A clinical, administrative, and research support staff numbering over 200 CSS and SPA employees provides support to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences’ faculty and learner groups. Subspecialty fellows (fully trained internists receiving training in a clinical subspecialty within Cardiovascular Sciences and Internal Department) currently number fifteen.
The majority of the department’s educational, clinical and research activities take place within the context of the East Carolina University Brody School of Department and Vidant Medical Center. The central component of the medical center will be the new East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI). Designed to be a world-class cardiovascular destination offering state-of-the-art medical technology, education, and research in one location, the East Carolina Heart Institute is composed of three main partners: Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina University, and private practice practitioners. The Institute is committed to superior patient care, collaborative research, and continuous training and education. The East Carolina Heart Institute is the umbrella name for the two facilities that make up the Institute.

Job Duties

The primary focus of this position will be Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Device Clinic.

Coordinates care for outpatients with cardiac devices in the EP service. Tests devices including cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and implantable cardiac monitors.

Research and Evaluation
Participates in Performance Improvement/research activities designed to improve patient care, and/or organizational processes.
Demonstrates an awareness of current trends and issues in area of specialty through discussion or application in practice.
Actively participates in clinic Performance Improvement.
Demonstrates spirit of inquiry through ongoing and systematic evaluation of care given to patients.
Participates in research studies available.
Collects data for evaluation to improve care.

Clinical Practice (Assessment)
Manages comprehensive nursing care for patients (within specialty area) whose needs range from uncomplicated to complex and rapidly changing.
Based on holistic assessment, identifies relevant aspects of the situation and determines the appropriate course of action to move patient/family and staff towards the optimal health.
Assesses subtle changes in patient status; anticipates problems before they occur and implements measures to minimize risk.

Clinical Practice (Planning)
Organizes and prioritizes nursing care activities considering the needs of the patients and other staff members.
Provides leadership to develop, analyze, integrate complex data, and update individualized care.
Negotiates short/long term goals with the patient to develop and evaluate the individualized care when applicable.
Initiates/facilitates/collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to improve care delivered to the patients, ensuring that appropriate referrals (interdisciplinary and community) are made and completed.
Utilizes the nursing process to facilitate the patient’s care using time and resources efficiently, and assumes accountability for re-evaluating care and its effectiveness. Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary members consistent with roles and responsibilities.
Designs, implements and evaluates a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, patient/family education plan.
Uses professional judgment to appropriately delegate.

Clinical Practice (Intervention)
Makes age-appropriate interventions based on individual patient needs.
Determines health needs of the clinics population. Recommends behavioral changes, teaches skill, recommends medication adjustment s and reports to physicians.
Demonstrates a caring, compassionate approach to patient/family, functioning as a patient/family advocate.
Safely performs technical skills in area of practice. Demonstrates practice based on knowledge of polices, procedures, nursing standards, and legal issues in areas of specialty.
Coordinates and manages care by applying analytical reasoning, reflection, rational problem-solving skills, using evidence-based information and clinical judgment.
Participates in patient care conferences communicating the individual patients progress toward optimal level of health .
Participates in shared decision making and problem solving to promote effective collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
Serves as a clinical resource to other staff members and learners

Clinical Practice (Evaluation)
Use established outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care.
Promotes effective and efficient use of educational resources.
Collaborate with the Social Workers and other care providers to monitor, evaluate and trend patient responses to treatments.
Manages resources to promote achievement of the best clinical outcomes that are targeted to the specific patient population.

Professional Development
Assumes personal responsibility for quality patient care, environment and professional development.
Identifies own learning needs and seeks out resources to meet those needs. Attends national and regional conferences and networks with local organizations to maintain current expertise in specialty.
Shares knowledge with others to improve patient care and to contribute to overall clinic functions.
Assist in the orientation of new staff members and students.
Develops objectives for self and colleagues for professional development through continued evaluation of practice and by discussion with appropriate individuals.
Demonstrates the insight and self-awareness necessary to recognize own impact on others and to change behavior accordingly. Accepts constructive feedback and uses it to improve performance.
Demonstrates effective use of computer-based information for decision support, continuous quality improvement and professional development

Actively and effectively assumes leadership role in clinic and in the community.
Demonstrates high standards of patient care and is a role model for others.
Delegates appropriately to others.
Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
Promotes teamwork by facilitating positive group relationships.
Demonstrates a spirit of service and cooperation in responding to needs of patients and co-workers, including ability to deal with stressful situations in a mature, positive manner.
Contributes to clinic development by supporting and implementing activities that benefit clinic efficiency, productivity and quality and communicates practice standards to staff and others.
Demonstrates a professional commitment to patients and staff by developing clinic protocols, rules, and policies and assignments in response to patient and clinic needs.
Follows through on meeting patient needs and requests, and addresses problems and systems issues in a timely manner.
Demonstrates fiscal accountability for one’s own practice while providing quality care.
Serves the surrounding community through presentations to groups of patients and families and/or by giving in-service training to health care professionals.


The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from state-accredited school of registered nursing and two years of nursing experience, with at least one year in the assigned specialty area. Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation

Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
License or Certification required by the Department

Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
Job Open Date 10/12/2020
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed.
Open Until Filled Yes
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Alternate option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 328-9861 (Voice/TTY) or .

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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