This position is located in Chinle, Arizona (Navajo Nation)
The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program.
The Center has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.
The Research Nurse Supervisor works for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Center) as part of its infectious disease prevention team. This is a full-time position. This position works together with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research team to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services.
The goals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluate the impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improving health outcomes for Native American families and communities. Study data results will focus on public health outcomes specific to the approved protocols at the worksite.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Serve as a Research Nurse Supervisor for the Center’s field-based infectious disease prevention projects.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Primary responsibility for the management of all activities at field research sites.
Supervise nursing staff and field health workers.
Assure staff compliance with University and Center daily work policies and procedures.
Responsible for assuring efficient, complete and accurate implementation of all aspects of multiple study protocols.
Interact on a regular basis with Johns Hopkins faculty members.
Work daily in a team setting with physicians, pharmacists and nurses within the Indian Health Service facilities and collaborating hospitals and clinics where our programs are located.
Daily decision-making regarding organizational aspects and logistics of study protocols.
External contact with members of the research study sponsoring agency, independent research monitors and ancillary Center staff.
Supervision of computer data entry, compilation and timely submission of summary reports, accurate record-keeping of all study participant data, enrollment of study participants; appointments of study participants, monitoring of clinic visits and hospitalizations of study participants, chart reviews, home visits, specimen collection and processing, interviews and study subject follow-up.
Administering and supervision of the administering of immunizations.
Adherence to administrative guidelines for vehicles, supplies and other project property.
Screening of eligible participants for participation in research and service projects.
Administering informed consent.
Travel to and perform home and hospital-based visits as required by the study protocols.
Collection and processing of specimens per study protocol and site policies.
Data collection, review for document accuracy and processing as needed.
Coordination of study documentation (printing/ filing/copying/scanning for transmission to appropriate field sites and the Baltimore-based research office).
Transportation of and delivery of services to enrolled study participants as directed by field-based Investigators, Supervisors and Coordinators.
Provide follow-up services to individuals as outlined in the study protocol.
Facilitation of community-based meetings and events including the presentation of study approval requests, project progress and goals achieved.
Work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.
Travel to field-based training meetings on a regular basis with overnight travel as needed.
Travel to other field sites to assist with training of staff and other site duties as needed.
Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Valid Nursing license in the state that the position is located, be part of the Nursing Compact, or have a 90 day temporary license issued by the state where they will be working prior to their start of employment.
Three (3) years of nursing or research experience.
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Nursing.
Venipuncture and specimen collection experience.
Specific Knowledge, abilities, and Skills:
Strong organizational, supervisory and data management skills and experience.
Efficient and detail-oriented.
Independent learner and worker.
Flexible and adaptable.
Ability to effectively multi-task.
Self-motivated and driven.
Excellent professional judgment and discretion.
Good oral and written communication skills, including public speaking with large and small groups.
Ability to operate a telephone, printer, fax, copier, and computer with software use experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Power Point.
Ability to drive a project vehicle as needed and to supervise guidelines on vehicle use.
Ability to follow and oversee worksite guidelines on personal and work cell phone use.
Ability to work well with others.
Ability to take direction and respond positively to feedback in the workplace.
Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
May be required to float to other sites. Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs.
This position will maintain current nurse licensure.
This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
Classified title: Research Nurse Supervisor
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/03/MF
Starting Salary Range: $70,805 – $97,435 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time
Employee Status: 3 - Exempt
Schedule: 8AM-5PM; Monday-Friday (Travel as needed)(Weekends as Needed)
Location: P.O. Box 1140, Chinle, AZ - 01-AZ:JHU - Arizona
Department name: 10001145 - BSPH - Center for American Indian Alaskan Health CAIANH
Personnel area: U016 BSPH - Bloomberg School of Public Health
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