Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Research

Bethesda, Maryland
May 14, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

***This position is offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus.  Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift in Bethesda, Maryland.***


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.


This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions.  Our position spans a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

In this role, you would provide expert patient care to an assigned caseload (including, but not limited to):

  • Advocates for patient care needs
  • Triages patient concerns and medical conditions
  • Coordinates and schedules patient protocol visits
  • Schedules Labs, diagnostic tests, consults
  • Updates team calendars with patient schedules
  • Works with travel team to arrange patient travel and stay
  • Communicates schedule to patient
  • Assists in obtaining outside medical records
  • Facilitates patient visits:
  • Obtains vital signs and assist LIPs with physical exams and medical procedures
  • Works with the team to review diagnostic testing, labs, and consult results, in order to collaboratively recognize abnormal results/problematic trends and coordinate required interventions
  • Assures accurate collection of required specimens and research data
  • Accurately documents patient care/contact in a timely fashion
  • Maintains individual patient flow sheets, medication lists, and problem lists


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

  • Possession of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • Two (2) or more years of recent nursing experience with a strong clinical acumen
  • General knowledge of biological principles and scientific methods
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Five (5) years of recent nursing experience
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Effectively manages complex research protocols in a large institutional setting
  • Possess strong working knowledge of clinical research concepts, ethics, processes and protocol implementation and management
  • Possesses background knowledge in clinical trials or pharmaceutical projects
  • Experience with international clinical trials
  • Case management in a pharmaceutical, biotechnical, or clinical environment
  • Certified Case Manager


  • Ability to function independently and work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Demonstrates highly effect problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills