Nurse Case Manager (NCI)

20817, Bethesda
Mar 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases.  CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides clinical research nursing support to the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) the Division of Clinical Research (DCR). 

The Nurse Case Manager (NCM) II provides direct nursing care to an assigned caseload of patients within NIAID utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, intervene and follow-up on disease-related features as outlined in the clinical protocol.

  • Coordinates patient schedules to meet the required procedures, data collection timepoints and nursing care as defined by the clinical protocol.
  • Inputs and/or directs input of patient travel and remuneration according to the clinical protocol.
  • Assists health care team members in, and/or performs, protocol required procedures such as, but not limited to, phlebotomy and peripheral intravenous catheter placement.
  • Enters proxy orders that are defined by the clinical protocol into an electronic charting system
  • Reviews the results, and alerts the appropriate health care team members to abnormal outcomes or problematic trends
  • Serves as the main communication liaison between an assigned caseload of patients and other health care team members to ensure appropriate interventions are instituted for any research or health-related event
  • Functions as the case manager during any period of the Clinical Center inpatient or outpatient visit, collecting and documenting protocol data
  • Provide patient education
  • May triage and use nursing assessment skills to evaluate a patient in a clinical research setting


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a current unencumbered professional license as a Registered Nurse (RN) from any U.S. state
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of six (6) months nursing/clinical experience
  • Ability to function independently and work collaboratively within a team setting
  • Demonstrates highly effective problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
  • Effectively manages complex research protocols in a large institutional setting
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of clinical research concepts, ethics, processes and protocol implementation and management
  • Possesses background knowledge in clinical trials or pharmaceutical projects
  • General knowledge of biological principles and scientific methods
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior experience in adult/pediatric clinical trials management

  • General knowledge of biological principles and scientific methods
  • Experience with international clinical trials is a plus
  • Case management in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and/or clinical environment and/or Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential