The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides clinical, medical and nursing support services for the clinical research activities being conducted within the Urologic Oncology Branch (UOB), in support to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works with a multidisciplinary clinical team providing comprehensive health care to patients in a research environment. The NP supports in-patient and out-patient care of subjects enrolled in experimental protocols and clinical trials; evaluates patients in the in-patient and out-patient clinic settings, in coordination with the government attending physician; and medically diagnoses and manages common acute or stable chronic health problems, injuries and illnesses, making assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities. The NP performs comprehensive health care assessments by obtaining health and family medical histories; completes physical examinations; and develops, implements, evaluates and modifies a plan for care, including appropriate patient/family counseling and education based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient populations and/or protocols. Assesses needs and/or problem areas and plans appropriate therapeutic measures. Obtains informed consent. Orders, performs and interprets basic laboratory diagnostic and treatment tests and procedures. Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings and determines which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment and unusual problems are referred to physicians or an administrative supervisor. Orders, administers and adjusts trial medication under the guidance of a physician. Develops written protocols for the management of illnesses and injuries in conjunction with the consulting and/or referring physician. Explains discharge instructions and medication regimens to patients and follow-up with consulting service recommendations. Demonstrates expertise in related healthcare, individual initiative, and independent judgment. Counsels, supports and educates patients and staff on matters relating to health and research studies/protocols. Performs clinical data recording, medical chart entries and completes medical records. Completes in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries, and communication with referring physicians according to medical record documentation requirements. Performs retrievals from electronic medical information system. Provides clear communication to the nursing team. Liaises with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. and various NCI staff to initiate and complete tasks relating to medicine and clinical protocols, and all activities related to nursing. Attends scheduled patient care rounds and didactic lecture sessions of the clinical team to which s/he is assigned. Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating medical services policies and practices. Practices within boundaries established by the Nurse Practice Act or the State of Maryland and Medical Board of the Clinical Center. Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, and policies, procedures and philosophy in nature. Assists with extensive clinical trials programs focused on developing novel therapies. This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Qualifications: BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/ university.
- Registered Nurse license and Nurse Practitioner certification (national and state).
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
- In addition to education requirements, a minimum of three (3) years relevant nursing experience.
- Must be able to work and communicate effectively as a team member and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director and various levels of medical staff.
- Must have the ability to assess acute and non-acute medical problems.
- Must have a professional mastery of clinical nursing knowledge to patient assessment, medical care and pharmacology.
- Ability to develop patient rapport and provide emotional support in helping patients cope with stress associated with illnesses.
- Demonstrated knowledge of standards, policies/procedures and treatment by integration of that knowledge into the delivery of care.
- This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.
- Prior nursing experience with clinical trials and/or oncology and experience in an out-patient setting is a plus.
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, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Our focus is on basic and applied science in cancer and AIDS. We maintain an integrated suite of advanced technologies backed by scientific expertise in areas such as genetics, genomics, protein science, proteomics, bioinformatics, high-performance biomedical computing, and nanotechnology. We develop new technologies to support cutting-edge science, and we develop and manufacture clinical-grade pharmaceuticals for first-in-human trials.
Leidos Overview:Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.
Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Job Posting: May 28, 2014, 9:29:42 AM
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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