Essential Functions: The position will provide patient care to children and young adults within the Horizons Project that provides services to HIV-positive and at-risk youth. The position will monitor the client/ research subjects health conditions and assess their medical and social needs in addition to providing direct medical care and prevention services. Assist with HIV research and treatment. The position will report to a Principal Investigator.Essential FunctionsResponsible for patient triage/ prioritization of care based on severity and resource availability, and to identify previously enrolled participants as well as patients eligible for new enrollment. Obtain informed consents and perform enrollment processes. Conduct preliminary tests such as blood pressure and respiratory checks. Obtain information from patients regarding current symptoms, medical histories, and medications to provide doctors with a complete understanding of a patient's current medical needs and background. Prepare research charts and update as needed with most current information needed for research visit. Provide treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's). Administer vaccinations. Perform phlebotomies. Monitor labs for efficacy and possible side effects of medication and disease. Provide patient education regarding HIV, STD, medication and resources available at the Horizons Project. Follow up with patients to determine if treatments are effective. Facilitate insurance needs by assisting clients in understanding medical services and associated medical insurance coverage as needed. Verify insurance and notify Social Worker when no insurance exists. Triage medication refills and provide medication based on physician authorization and health insurance. Complete required paperwork for medication authorization.Enter, update and maintain client research data in the electronic and social support services information system CAREWare for the government capture of HIV data, clients served, services provided, and cost associated with the services. Arrange appointments and ancillary care services.Participate in weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings.Other Duties As Assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing required. Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure with the State of Michigan is required.PROBLEM-SOLVING: Able to problem solve. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. CLINICAL SKILL: Excellent phlebotomy skills. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Can apply effective interpersonal skills to provide service. Comfortable working in a team environment. Adapts to changes in the work environment. TIME MANAGEMENT: Ability to manage multiple priorities. Prioritizes and plans work activities; adapts for changing conditions. COMPUTER SKILLS: Able to navigate computer systems and enter data into database.
Internal Number: 76_208505
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