Professional Nurse

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Sep 2022

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department TraCS Institute-429801
Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 08/05/2022
Application Deadline 09/02/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Professional Nurse - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN12
Working Title Professional Nurse
Position Number 00008895
Vacancy ID P015788
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm; Friday 7 am – 1:30 pm; 40 hours per week with rotating shifts
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $55,518- $68,310
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary 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 both inpatient and outpatient clinical services to support a wide variety of research studies involving human subjects with an array of investigators representing the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing and others. 
The primary purpose of this Registered Nurse 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 RN will provide specialized, professional nursing care to research subjects for healthy volunteers and to those with unusual and distinctive medical problems according to federal requlations, Good Clinical Practice, and local and institutional polices. The RN will support study implementation within the context of care delivery settings such as in the NC TraCS’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and UNC Medical Center as well as provide research on location services at UNC Heath clinics and hospitals, and the Schools of UNC. The RN will provide management of clinical and research support activities in order to assure patient safety, address clinical needs and assure protocol integrity and accurate data collection. The RN will ensure the integrity of research data while maintaining care that is safe, efficient, timely, effective, equitable, compassionate and patient-centered. 
Job Responsibilities: Care requirements will be determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the participant and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures. 
Duties will include but are not limited to: providing direct, individualized care to both adult and pediatric research participants who are participating in research protocols, phlebotomy and IV insertion, preparing and administering investigational medications, monitoring and observation, performing ECG’s, collecting and processing specimens, other data collection, providing direction and health teaching where applicable in relation to study protocol activities, reporting and recording care rendered, reporting the participant’s response to that care, charge nurse duties and contributing to the CTRC’s continuous quality improvement program including the training of non-licensed research personnel.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Knowledge of professional 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. 
* Ability 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
* Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum of one (1) year of direct clinical nursing experience. 
* Minimum of 6 months experience working as a pediatric nurse. 
* Possess a variety of healthcare experience with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing. 
* Experience working at UNC Medical Center or UNC Hillsborough in a clinical care area. 
* Experience with Epic (UNC Health’s electronic medical record). 
* Experience in the administration of biotherapy and/or investigational medication. 
* Strong computer skills and have a working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. 
* Proficiency in intravenous access and/or phlebotomy.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. The individual assuming this position must possess current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing with no restrictions or pending actions. Current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
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.
Position/Schedule Requirements Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Patient care involved, Rotating shifts, Shift work occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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