Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Family Medicine is one of eleven clinical departments at the Brody School of Medicine. The purpose of the department is to improve the health of the people of eastern North Carolina through leadership in Family Medicine education, research, and health care services. The department provides accessible, high-quality health care for its patients.
The Department of Family Medicine consists of seven divisions, as well as a central administration office. Each division has a responsibility that supports the overall mission of the department. The divisions include educational development, research, medical student education, residency, geriatrics, clinical services, and sports medicine. Clinical activities take place in the Family Medicine Center, Robert and Frances Monk Geriatric Center, Firetower Medical Office, nursing homes, Vidant Medical Center, and in the community.
Primary Purpose of Position/Job Duties:
The triage nurse prioritizes incoming patient phone calls, assessing symptoms, determining appropriate course of action; providing basic treatment advice, scheduling an appointment, or instructing them to seek immediate care in an emergency room. Must possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills, excellent communication skills, and ability to remain calm during times of crises
This position is for professional registered nursing work with the responsibility for clinical practice, education, and leadership in accordance with the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act and established institutional protocols and policies. The professional registered nurse utilizes a systematic approach to nursing practice incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The registered nurse demonstrates clinical competence in providing direct patient care and family education, as well as assisting the physician in the delivery of research projects including assessing patients, monitoring for adverse events, collecting data, and educating patients/family members about research protocols. If involved with research activities, duties are consistent with defined research protocols and questionable issues are referred.
CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION – NOT SUBJECT TO STATE HUMAN RESOURCES ACT.
The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
License or Certification required by statute or regulation
Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
License or Certification required by the Department
Graduation from state-accredited school of professional nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
Special Instructions to Applicant*
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities. * Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.