Friday, August 30, 2013


Job Description

Primary purpose of the Project Coordinator is the coordination of the Advanced Nursing Education Grant (ANEG). The Project Coordinator will report to Dr. Bobby Lowery. The purpose of the grant is the Enhancing the Primary Care Management of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions through Interprofessional Education. Dr. Lowery will serve as the Primary Investigator (PI) and Project Director (PD). This three-year, $1,091,723 grant will ensure the following: 1) Integrate Interprofessional Education (IPE) competencies (values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork) throughout the AGNP and FNP curriculum; 2) Create case-based interprofessional learning scenarios in the VCCLE that address the IPE core competencies in the management of individuals with MCC, including those with MCC due to occupational causes; 3) Develop and expand clinical and didactic content in the management of individuals with MCC living in rural communities through interprofessional experiences with standardized patient simulated case scenarios; and 4) Promote and evaluate IPE competencies used by clinicians, faculty, and students practicing in a rural, under-served community that serves a diverse, ethnic minority population. The Project Coordinator will support the Project Director, ECU College of Nursing faculty and OCSAE faculty in project-related activities including preparation of budget data, monitor grant expenditures, preparation of financial reports. The Project Coordinator will also advise the Project director regarding changes in reporting or accounting requirements. The position is responsible for correspondences, preparation of instructional and evaluation materials, maintenance of project files, scheduling activities, reporting, use of computer software to manage, enter, store, and protect data and perform basic data analysis. The Project Coordinator will participate and assist with the following: logistical operations related to project meetings; ensure that the grant project is administered according to grant protocols, rules, and regulations; oversee the preparation of reports for ECU and HRSA; conduct literature searches and assist with publication or presentations as needed; assist the Project Director to ensure that the project goals are met and provide daily management of project implementation, evaluation and reports; work with the Project Director and Project faculty to develop case studies for the VCCLE and the OCSAE and with Robeson Health Care Corporation, the clinical partner in this proposal; and coordinate the evaluation of the project which will require collaboration with a nationally known expert in IPE as well as faculty at ECU.

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree in nursing or related health discipline such as health education, mental health, social work, or public health and two years of related professional experience. Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Qualtrics and software used in the preparation of documents for peer-reviewed publication, HRSA reports, and curriculum proposal processing is required. Strong organizational, analytical and planning skills and ability to work well with a variety of interprofessional project team members and ability to travel and work with remote project partners and clinical sites as noted in the project work plan. Excellent interpersonal skills required in all venues including both verbal and written communication in a highly autonomous environment. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience as a project coordinator is preferred. Clinical expertise and knowledge related to interprofessional management of multiple chronic conditions is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information) The candidate of choice will be required to submit official, original transcripts of conferred degrees to: Bobby Lowery, PhD, MN, FNP-BC Project Director/Principal Investigator Director DNP Program 3131 Health Science Building Greenville, NC 27858-4353 PH: 252-744-6363 Email:

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