Nurse Practitioner

Baltimore , MD
May 11, 2022
Jun 06, 2022
Healthcare, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking an experienced nurse practitioner to conduct home-visit physical examinations as part of a research team studying human aging. Research is being conducted throughout the United States but mainly in the Baltimore Metro area. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Part of a two-person team traveling regularly both locally in Baltimore and out-of-state. 
•    Conducting general physical examinations (including EKG), medical histories, and tests of physical/functional performance, and collecting blood and other biological specimens from mobility-disabled adults.
•    Reviewing and following up alert values from the exam, EKG, or diagnostic lab results, and, in coordination with the physician advisor, communicating by phone or in person with the participants regarding these results.
•    Maintaining selected field supplies and equipment, including a laptop, portable EKG machine, portable centrifuge, and specimen collection and shipping materials, in coordination with the home office staff.
•    Attending monthly meetings and presentations held by the client in Baltimore, and reporting on field activities.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A master's degree in Nursing with at least 5 years of  relevant experience as a nurse practitioner is required.  
•    Candidates must currently be licensed in Maryland.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Candidates must have transportation and be willing to use their own car for local visits. 
•    Qualified candidates will work independently and possess strong organizational, time-management, interpersonal, and oral communication skills. 
•    Be able to lift and carry up to 45 pounds of equipment and material.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience working in diverse communities in Baltimore. 
•    Have experience in community engaged research.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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