Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Sep 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 07, 2021
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare, Research
Hours
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 part time 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. This position is approximately 2 days per week and working 20 hours per week.

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 as a Nurse in Maryland or in the process of receiving their license as a Nurse 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 in health research and in working with culturally diverse populations.

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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