Community Health Nurse Position/Assistant Research Scientist (LPN)

New York University

United States

August 18, 2021

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Community Health Nurse Position/Assistant Research Scientist (LPN) New York University: NYU - NY: School of Global Public Health Location

New York City

Open Date

Jun 3, 2021

Description

Title of Position: Community Health Nurse Position (LPN) Project: RadX-UP - A Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership Model to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Urban Underserved and Vulnerable Communities Collaborating Organizations: The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) & the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) Direct Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, NP Job Type: Part-time Number of Positions available: 6

This NIH study will test the effectiveness of an intervention designed to promote COVID testing uptake, adoption of COVID control measures, and mutual aid capacity at the household level. The findings from this study will provide an evidence-base to inform current and future public health initiatives related to COVID-19 mitigation in underserved and vulnerable communities.

This study is a collaboration between two research centers: the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) headed by Dr. Vincent Guilamo- Ramos and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) — an NIH- funded center, led by Dr. Holly Hagan, that supports transdisciplinary research to prevent and treat HIV, HCV, overdose, and substance use.

The Community Health Nurse will provide COVID-19 testing, seasonal vaccination referral, and other related healthcare services to families living in the South Bronx and will report directly to the direct supervisor: Dr. Guilamo- Ramos. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos directs CLAFH, which seeks to foster the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions designed to promote positive Latino youth development, and examine and address issues such as immigration and their impact on Latino families and communities.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver COVID-19 testing • Provide test results to families
  • Triage, medical case management, monitoring, referrals to care and follow- up of individuals identified to have COVID-19 or any other acute health emergencies
  • Qualifications
  • Must be licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Bilingual and bi-cultural preferred
  • Cultural competence working with Latinos and African Americans
  • Understanding of the importance of cultural humility
  • Strong commitment to working in communities with health disparities. Skills and Knowledge:
  • In-depth knowledge of the Bronx community and prevention/treatment service needs of families
  • Experience working in resource limited settings
  • Application Process

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