Ryan White Nurse Educator

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 21251 University Title Registered Nurse 1 University Job Family Health Sciences ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Ryan White Nurse Educator Position Number 591540 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Pediatrics Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Nurse Educator is responsible for the delivery of primary nursing care and education to people living with HIV / AIDS . The Nurse Educator will work with intensive-needs, high risk patients in the VCU Health Infectious Disease Clinics, maintaining a caseload of approximately 50 individuals. This position will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to assist patients with treatment adherence and other healthcare needs. The Nurse Educator will help to link clients to supportive services and assist them in negotiating the health care system.
Elicit referrals from all medical providers, nursing staff, patients, social workers, case managers, hospital staff, etc.
Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to elicit referrals and develop treatment plans with the patients.
Assist with patient eligibility for services as defined by grant requirements.
Provide patients with education and counseling related to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; transmission risks; HIV / AIDS literacy; sexual health literacy; and risk-reduction practices.
Monitor patients’ health status, compliance with medical appointments, adherence to medication regimens, and monitor treatment recommendations from the medical provider on an ongoing basis.
Provide referral and linkages to ancillary services.
Document pertinent client related contacts.
Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
Participate in mandatory annual organization trainings, trainings related to HIV / AIDS, and other trainings targeted at the populations being served in the ID Clinic.
Actively participate in Quality Management and Quality Improvement projects.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Expertise in HIV and knowledge of community-wide resources available for HIV associated issues, including substance abuse, mental health, and others.
Ability to develop a comprehensive care plan in coordination with other members of the health care team.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently under minimum supervision.
Strong attention to detail.
Experience with data collection/entry and familiar with Quality Improvement Programs.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals from culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Must have the ability to meet specific. deadlines and coordinate multiples tasks
Knowledge of HIPAA and ability to implement privacy and confidentiality practices.
Knowledge and skills to provide counseling and education for HIV / AIDS infected individuals; specifically adherence to medication regiments.
Experience with data collection and familiar with Quality Improvement Programs.
Excellent clinical skills; primary care, chronic care, outpatient, community health and/or psychiatric nursing background preferred.
Familiarity with health issues including chronic illnesses, communicable diseases, HIV / AIDS, substance abuse, and mental illness.
Minimum five (5) years’ experience providing primary nursing and/or education required.
Minimum three (3) years HIV / AIDS experience required.
Registered Nurse (RN) with current Virginia licensure

Preferred Hiring Standards

BSN preferred.
Experience in research preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications

Registered Nurse (RN) with current Virginia licensure

Anticipated Hiring Range 65,000-70,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 02/01/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Medical/Clinical Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103120 Posting Specific Questions

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  2. Resume

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