Experienced RN or LPN needed to work with a generally healthy population of 60 + year old research study participants in a study examining how genes and the environment increase or decrease Alzheimer's risk (or promote healthy aging) in families. You will be doing anthropometric measurements of height, weight and blood pressure as well as the administration of other health-related questionnaires as part of this study.
This position is temporary, 20-30 hours/week and likely to last 18 months. Most of the study participant assessments will occur at the 650 USTAR Building on the USU Innovation Campus; however, some travel will be necessary to complete study visits in the homes of out-of-town participants (generally within 180 miles, e.g., Provo UT to ID Falls, ID).
+ Must be able to take medical histories, including medication and supplement inventories and summarize the clinical findings to present in a consensus meeting of staff members which includes a neuropsychologist and a physician.
+ Review lab results and interact with participant and physician offices of the results and other correspondence regarding visit summaries.
+ Supervision of blood drawing and the accessioning of biospecimens for health-assessment assays and long-term storage of DNA.
+ Do anthropometric measurements of height, weight and blood pressure as well as the administration of other health-related questionnaires
+ Maintain and order medical supplies as needed
+ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
+ Licensure as a Registered Nurse or LPN in the State of Utah is required.
+ Experience in phlebotomy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
+ Ability to adhere to University policies and nursing procedures, standards, and practices.
+ Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
+ Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms for medical histories
+ Knowledge of medicaitons and supplements that will be summarized in the clinic visit
+ Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
+ Skilled in performing anthropometric measurements of height, weight and blood pressure
+ Ability to communicate effectively with study participants about the study and questions they may have.
+ Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
+ Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
+ Ability to draw intravenous and peripheral blood.
+ Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile
Please do not attach cover letter to the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your document later on in the application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. This position requires moderate physical activity, including the handling of heavy weight objects up to 50 pounds and/or standing or walking more than four hours per day. The work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following safety precautions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university's academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
Requisition ID: 2019-1908
Street: 8800 Old Main Hill
Job Classification: Non-Exempt
Name: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs