Nurse Practitioner II (NP II)

Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Nov 28, 2018
Ref
req189
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD), various clinical support teams provide 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), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). CRD'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, CRD 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. CRD'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 Research Program Directorate (CRD) provides comprehensive, dedicated clinical research, nursing and physician support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB), Rare Tumor Patient Engagement Network (RTPEN).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Completes in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries, and communication with referring physicians according to medical record documentation requirements
  • Participates in clinical rounds and conferences
  • Administers and adjusts trial medication under the guidance of a physician
  • Explains discharge instructions and medication regimens to patients and follow up with consulting service recommendations
  • Orders, performs and interprets basic laboratory diagnostic/treatment tests and procedures
  • Performs comprehensive health care assessments by obtaining health and family medical histories
  • Completes physical examinations
  • Performs clinical data recording and medical chart entries
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Maintains and completes medical records
  • Places orders for medications, write prescriptions and tests
  • Performs retrievals from electronic medical information system
  • Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings and determine which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment
  • Ensure compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, and policies, procedures, and philosophy in nature
  • 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
  • Diagnoses and manages common acute or stable chronic health problems, injuries, and illnesses making assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities.
  • Dictates admission and discharge summaries
  • Ensures unusual problems are referred to physicians or an administrative supervisor
  • Explains the plan of care/discharge needs to the incoming on-call resident as well as the patient's assigned case manager at sign out
  • Independently evaluates patients in both the inpatient and outpatient clinic settings in coordination with a government attending physician
  • Monitors and evaluates health effects related to new/ongoing protocol studies
  • Monitors and grades side effects related to a variety of study interventions, including drugs and psychological behaviors
  • Practices within boundaries established by the Nurse Practice Act or the State of Maryland and Medical Board of the Clinical Center
  • Pre-screens and recruits patients to our trials
  • Provides clear communication to the nursing team
  • Provides documentation and monitoring/grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions including drugs and psychological behaviors
  • Provides health care maintenance, diagnostic and therapeutic services, education and counseling within the boundaries of his/her specialty area of education and clinical preparation (pediatrics, adults, urologic, surgical, etc.)
  • Supports in-patient and out-patient care of subjects enrolled in experimental protocols and clinical trials
  • Works as a member of a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide comprehensive care to patients in a research environment

This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must possess a degree/diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant
  • Must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • Must have appropriate certification issued by the appropriate certifying body the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), or the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Must be Maryland State Board eligible. Eligibility includes documentation of a pending Maryland license
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner experience
  • Experience in standard and investigational therapy in a research setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director and various levels of medical staff
  • Ability to assess acute and non-acute medical problems
  • Professional mastery of clinical nursing knowledge including patient assessment, medical care and pharmacology
  • Ability to develop patient rapport and provide emotional support in helping patients cope with stress associated with illnesses
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Prior nursing experience with clinical trials and/or oncology
  • Experience in both in-patient and out-patient setting

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)