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Bridge HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Health


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Published 15 days ago

August 1, 2020
$130,811 - $130,811+ benefits

Heluna Health invites applications for a full-time Nurse Practitioner/Study Clinician. Bridge HIV is a grant-funded research unit affiliated with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the University of California San Francisco. Bridge HIV has a 30-year history of leading HIV prevention studies. In this critical moment, the organization is proud to be conducting large clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.


Under the supervision of the Senior Nurse Practitioner/Study Clinician, the Nurse Practitioner/Study Clinician (NP/SC) will be part of a dynamic team conducting COVID-19 vaccine trials. The NP/SC will provide overall clinical services for COVID-19 research participants at the 25 Van Ness research clinic site and alternate venues, such as a mobile medical unit and participants’ residences when required. Training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect the safety of staff and participants will be provided. The NP/SC will perform regular review and follow-up of laboratory results, and conduct quality control activities on COVID-19 study documentation. The NP/SC will assist with other clinical/administrative tasks to ensure proper conduct of COVID-19 research activities. The NP/SC will also support HIV prevention trials including HIV vaccine, microbicide, and PrEP studies. Employment is provided by Heluna Health dba Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. (PHFE).


HISTORY


Under the direction of Susan Buchbinder, MD, Bridge HIV has been conducting HIV preventive vaccine studies, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) studies (including oral and injectable medications and microbicides), and other studies of biomedical HIV prevention strategies since the early days of the epidemic. The Bridge HIV Investigators are global leaders in HIV vaccine and prevention science, epidemiology of HIV infection, HIV medication adherence, combination HIV prevention strategies, and HIV research training methods. More recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridge HIV has joined the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN).


This is a temporary, grant-funded, full time, benefitted position. Employment is provided by Heluna Health.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Clinical Responsibilities

• Offer direct clinical services to COVID-19 trial study participants. This includes conducting medical/behavioral histories and physical exams; providing study-related education and obtaining written informed consent; and following up on urgent and outstanding adverse events and concomitant medication changes.

• Offer direct clinical services as needed to other Bridge HIV study participants including medical/behavioral histories and physical exams, collection of mucosal samples (e.g. rectal, cervicovaginal fluid and tissue) providing study-related education and obtaining written informed consent; providing HIV/STI risk reduction counseling and testing and medication adherence counseling; following up on urgent and outstanding adverse events and concomitant medication changes as pertaining to the study

• Provide appropriate mental and physical health referrals

• Administer experimental vaccines; maintain accurate product logs (temperature, chain-of-custody)

• Perform phlebotomy and routine point-of-care tests.

• Collect specimens for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

• Obtain necessary sign off on adverse events (AEs) from covering MD investigator.

Fulfill internal and external reporting requirements for adverse and serious adverse events

• Maintain up-to-date professional certification and furnishing license to prescribe medications (under MD supervision). Ensure continuing education credit requirements are up-to-date

• Maintain valid CPR certification (BLS-HCP)

• Take emergency calls

• Administrative Responsibilities

• Review laboratory results from COVID-19 and other studies in a timely manner;develop a follow-up plan for abnormal findings in concert with site investigators

• Perform quality control activities to ensure accuracy in the recording, transmission, and follow-up of data

• Perform additional administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor, including assisting with development and refinement of standard operating procedures, preparing quarterly and annual reports, developing source documents and tracking systems, and other study related items


JOB QUALIFICATIONS

The Study Clinician must be able to:

• Provide overall clinical services for COVID-19 and other research study participants

• Review and follow-up on laboratory results

• Conduct quality control activities on study documentation

• Contribute actively to a cohesive team environment

• Foster innovation, open, clear communication and collaboration that promotes excellence

• Participate in Bridge HIV meetings as required

• Attend community engagement and recruitment events as needed

• Participate in Bridge HIV racial equity projects and transgender health equity initiatives

• Work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend hours


Education/Experience

• Possession of a valid California RN license and certification as a Nurse Practitioner with a furnishing license

• Experience and cultural competency working with racially, ethnically, and sexually diverse populations

• Experience conducting research studies

• Spanish language proficiency highly desired


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

• Stand: Frequently

• Walk: Frequently

• Sit: Frequently

• Handling / Fingering: Occasionally

• Reach Outward: Occasionally

• Reach Above Shoulder: Occasionally

• Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend: Occasionally

• Lift / Carry: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

• Push/Pull: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

• See: Constantly

• Taste/ Smell: Not Applicable


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee is subject to blood borne pathogen hazards

Evening and weekend hours may be required

General Shared Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled

Mobile Medical Unit, Medical Pods,Home Study Visits, Skilled nursing facilities, and hospital visits may be required

Heluna Health invites applications for a full-time Nurse Practitioner/Study Clinician. Bridge HIV is a grant-funded research unit affiliated with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the University of California San…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency highly desired

Spanish language proficiency highly desired

Location

San Francisco, CA

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