The position of RN Clinical Associate 2 is available immediately within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology at the LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans.
This is a full-time position and the incumbent will be required to be in the clinic or laboratory for the hours designated by the direct supervisor. Patients will be seen at the LSU-CrescentCare Sexual Health Center (3308 Tulane Avenue). Normal clinic hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Under broad review from the Medical Director, Assistant Director and the Clinic Nurse Supervisor, the incumbent in this position will take histories, perform physical assessments of Sexually Transmitted Diseases patients and provide medical treatment (oral and/or parenteral) for STDs and other medical problems, as ordered by physicians. The selected candidate will be trained to assess and treat STDs under standing orders by the medical director and assistant medical director with proper documentation.
The incumbent will be responsible for performing the daily activities of nursing including, but not limited to, attending clinic; performing pre-exam patient assessments and maintaining ongoing assessments as per study protocol; facilitating informed consent and coordinating the scheduling of labs and follow-up visits for study patients; collecting female cervical/vaginal specimens for examination and testing for sexually transmitted diseases and for research; performing clinic laboratory duties including wet mounts, urine pregnancy tests, rapid HIV and syphilis tests; and, performing phlebotomy in the absence of a phlebotomist.
The incumbent will oversee data collection and data management in the electronic medical records system. Additionally, the selected candidate must be organized and possess good decision making, problem-solving, time management, and interpersonal skills while maintaining attention to detail and being able to handle diverse responsibilities.
LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans
Location/Region: New Orleans, LA