Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant - Covid-19 Research Trial
The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant reports to the Chief Medical Officer and works under the supervision of a Physician. This incumbent will work alongside the Research Program Manager in a research clinical trial study for a COVID vaccine trial currently underway under operation warp speed. The incumbent will monitor the patient's medical condition, educate patients on preventative health measures, and encourage annual and semi-annual check up visits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
- Help provide primary care to patients
- Perform physical exams and patient observations.
- Record patient medical histories and symptoms.
- Create patient care plans and contribute to existing plans
- Order, administer and analyze diagnostic tests.
- Monitor and operate medical equipment.
- Diagnose health issues.
- Detect changes in a patient’s health and change treatment plans as necessary
- Administer medicines and treatments.
- Evaluate responses to treatments and medications.
- Consult with healthcare professionals.
- Train patients on managing illnesses and/or disease prevention.
- Other duties may be assigned, as required.
- Master’s degree from an accredited nursing program.
- Must have ANP Licensure in state where employed and be board certified by either ANCC or AANP.
- Must have prescriptive authorization.
- APN authorization in the state where employed to practice in Family Health by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
- Must be proficient with medical instruments and equipment required by the works.
- Knowledge of computer-based data management programs and information systems, as well as medical records and point-of-interview technology.
- Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with medical partner at various levels, patients, family members, physicians and representatives of the community.
- Sound understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPPA and OSHA.
- Current Basic Life Support certification.
- Experience in the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and chronic diseases care/ management preferred.
- Basic knowledge of other infectious diseases and state/ federal reporting requirements.
- Demonstrate knowledge of effects of psychosocial needs, trauma history, and cognitive/behavioral/motivational functioning on health-related behavior and exhibit ability to intervene appropriately and effectively.
- Have the appropriate level of behavioral maturity and patience in handling a variety of patient types and needs.
- Have diplomacy and tact in handling difficult and irate patients.
- Ability to work effectively with men and transgender women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientation in a multicultural environment.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check to include a 7-year criminal, 10-year SSN & employer history reference check
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Must be able to work flexible schedules
- Must take yearly flu shot or wear mask during flu season and test for tuberculosis as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.