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Arizona Liver Health (ALH) is dedicated to driving high standards of care and advancing medical innovation through leading clinical trials, ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance, and generating high-quality clinical data. Our network of multiphase, multitherapeutic research, standard of care, and VEN Centers sites is staffed by skilled providers, research, clinic, pharmacy, and patient outreach professionals. ALH operates state-of-the-art facilities and programs to meet the evolving needs of clinical research and overall patient treatment.

 

Job Summary:

Arizona Liver Health and is looking for qualified candidates for their Research APP position in Tucson, AZ. Successful candidates are Nurse Practitioners (NPs) or Physician Assistants (PAs) who have previous experience in clinical research and/or gastroenterology (GI) and/or hepatology with a high understanding of research protocol and what it means to be a sub investigator for a clinical trial. The Research APP plays a crucial role in driving and expanding the organization's ability to provide innovative patient care for those affected by liver disease.


Title: Research APP

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary: $110,000 - $150,000 per year; Depending on experience
Please note: the top of the salary range is reserved for highly experienced APPs with proven Specialty and Clinical Research experience in Hepatology and/or Gastroenterology.

Location: Tucson, AZ (Monday-Friday, On-site)


Essential job functions/duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Responsible for performing patient evaluations, consults, and review of pretreatment for standard of care patients as well clinical research patients.
  • Educating patients on therapeutic options through available liver clinical trials onsite.
  • Performs specialized procedure(s) and works with MD on patient diagnosis.
  • Counseling patients and their families, as well as collaborating with appropriate physicians to provide other appropriate direct care interventions within the scope of practice for physician's assistants or nurse practitioners.
  • Primary point of contact and assumes responsibilities for managing the care for patients.
  • Oversee patient care in clinical trials and perform safety medical reviews.
  • Work with various research staff members such as clinical research coordinators and research recruiters to complete visits and submit accurate source documentation.
  • Completes detailed review of documentation for studies, charting, and proper informed consents.
  • Communicate with research team members regarding studies and fully understand the protocols.
  • Takes study and a patient from first visit to closeout.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • Must have previous experience in clinical research with a high level of understanding of research processes and protocols.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive as well as practice’s EMR system (eCW)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to identify issues with “quietly unhappy” patients.
  • Refers patients appropriately.
  • Demonstrates awareness of quality-of-care metrics and regularly meets them
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with peers, coworkers, and patients.
  • Ability to provide patient care with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform in-clinic procedures (such as fibroscans) independently.
  • Autonomous in call-rotation.
  • Ability to diagnose and make treatment decisions for patients.
  • At least one (1) year experience working in a clinic or hospital setting as an NP or PA
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) preferred.
  • Ability to problem solve with systems and processes.
  • Committed to self-study and learning new skills to enhance work performance
  • Great leadership skills required with ability to mentor clinical research team on standard operating procedures and best practices.
  • Commitment to earning additional certifications/professional titles outside scope of work.
  • Ability to resourceful and consults resources before asking others for instruction
  • Diagnoses and manage clinically complex patients with minimal assistance
  • Previous outpatient hepatology/gastroenterology experience as an NP or a PA highly preferred.
  • Experience in completing fibroscans for patients highly preferred.

Education and/or credentials and trainings required

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program from an accredited institution
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with current RN and NP License or
  • Graduate of a university program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education (ARCE) for the Physician Assistant with certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), license to practice in Arizona
  • Must maintain certifications as required by department or division
  • Completion of GCP and IATA trainings at hire.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, Dental, Vision (with HSA plans and employer contribution)
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • Continuing Medical Education budget (CME) and necessary time off
  • 5 Days Sick Time
  • 7 Company Holidays + 2 Half-Days
  • 401K with company 6% match 
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Shared company vehicles for required travel

Travel required

  •  Interoffice travel will be required with use of company vehicle or mileage reimbursement

Work authorization/security clearance requirements

  • Must have valid documentation and authorization to work in the U.S.

*Our company requires COVID-19 vaccinations for current and future employees and weekly testing for those with a religious/sincerely-held belief or medical accommodation

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

It is the policy of the Institute for Liver Health DBA Arizona Liver Health and Arizona Clinical Trials to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate. 

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Other responsibilities may be communicated directly by the reporting manager/supervisor. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

[Notice to Staffing Agencies] It is our policy that any and all contact with third party staffing or recruitment vendors come through our Talent Acquisition Team directly. We have an established and preferred network of contracted partners that we engage if and when we deem it necessary. We request that staffing agencies refrain from repeatedly contacting our hiring managers or employees directly. Unsolicited resumes, onsite solicitations, and inquiries will not be considered or responded to. Overly persistent and forceful inquires may also be blocked across our network at the domain level as spam. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

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