- **THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $5000 SIGN-ON BONUS***
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides comprehensive, dedicated clinical research and study coordination support to the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAIDs) Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Intramural Clinical Management and Operations Branch (ICMOB)
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct support to clinical research being conducted by the LCID/LID located at the National Institutes of Health (NIHI) in Bethesda, Maryland. This full-time NP position will support multiple Principal Investigators within the LCID/LID/NIAID clinic. The NP works with a multidisciplinary clinical team providing comprehensive health care to patients in a research environment and infectious disease patient populations in an out-patient clinic. Provides medical evaluation for subjects in clinical trials in collaboration with the medical director and other members of the research team. Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations and monitors medical status of subjects participating in research protocols. Provides assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities. Provides documentation and monitoring/grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions, including drugs, vaccines and psychological behaviors. Orders the appropriate research-related testing/treatment and interprets results obtained from diagnostic tests and laboratory studies. The NP provides patient and staff education. Develops patient rapport and provides support to patients coping with stress associated with illnesses, including cancer. Participates in clinical rounds and meetings/conferences relating to study protocols and research. Completes in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries and communication with referring physicians. Maintains clinical competence in an area of specialty practice, integrating the art and science of nursing and medicine into practice. Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations as well as policies, procedures and philosophy in nature. This position is located at the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- Registered Nurse (RN) license and Family Nurse Practitioner certification (national and state).
- In addition to education requirements, a minimum of three (3) years relevant nursing experience.
- Knowledge of patient assessment and medical care, as well as knowledge of pharmacology.
- Knowledge of standards, policies/procedures and treatment by integration of that knowledge into the delivery of care.
- Able to work and communicate effectively as a team member and maintain a collaborative relationship with the various levels of medical staff.
- Prior nursing experience with procedures (skin biopsy and suture, lumbar puncture arthrocentesis, bone marrow biopsy) is a plus, but willing to train.
- Prior nursing experience in clinical trials, infectious diseases, neurology, hematological diseases and experience in an outpatient setting is a plus.
- This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
- Prior nursing experience with clinical trials and/or the study of infectious diseases, and experience in an out-patient setting is preferred.
For more information about the Clinical Monitoring Research Program please visit http://cmrp.ncifcrf.gov/CMRP/Default.aspx
Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc., is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.
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Job Posting: Feb 20, 2014, 1:40:56 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-BETHESDA
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
Shift: Day Job
Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
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