Nurse Practitioner II - NCI ID-CTP

Bethesda, MD
Jun 06, 2019
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 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 (NIH) 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 monitoring, 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 Directorate (CRD) provides comprehensive, dedicated clinical research, nursing and physician support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Immune Deficiency and Cellular Therapy Program (ID-CTP).

  • Conduct comprehensive medical histories, physical examinations as well as document admission and discharge summaries
  • Participate in clinical rounds and conferences
  • Administer and adjust trial medication under the guidance of a physician
  • Explain discharge instructions and medication regimens to patients and follow up with consulting service recommendations
  • Order, perform and interpret basic laboratory diagnostic/treatment tests and procedures
  • Perform comprehensive health care assessments by obtaining health and family medical histories
  • Complete physical examinations
  • Perform clinical data recording and medical chart entries, and maintain/complete medical records
  • Obtain informed consent
  • Management of patients including but not limited to laboratory tests, imaging studies, appropriate consultations, and adverse event documentation
  • Provide continuity-of-care through communication with referring community physicians/providers
  • Complete in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries, and communication with referring physicians according to medical record documentation requirements
  • Perform minor surgeries (incisional and excisional biopsies
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal findings and determine which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment
  • Provide documentation and monitoring/grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions including drugs and psychological behaviors
  • Develop and implement a plan for care, including appropriate patient/family counseling and education based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient populations and/or protocols
  • Develop written protocols for management of illnesses and injuries in conjunction with either/or the consulting and referring physician
  • Diagnose and manage common acute or stable chronic health problems, injuries, and illnesses making assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities
  • Coordinate study enrollment, collaborate with nursing staff to provide protocol treatment, and provide follow-up care for patients participating in clinical trials
  • Assist the principal investigator in the process of assuring informed consent and obtaining written consent for treatment; pharmacokinetics; assess patients on study for complications-document and communicate to principle investigator
  • According to established protocol, institutional, and practice guidelines, calculate the dose of and prescribe chemotherapy, investigational agents, medications, intravenous fluids and blood products
  • Provide guidance in the management of specific problems for the patient on chemotherapy, immunotherapy or other treatments and/or the patient with progressive disease
  • Manage appropriate referrals to other specialists as indicated
  • Screen new patient calls and phone triage for active patients
  • Serve as a clinical liaison to area hospices and/or home care agencies as needed or as appropriate
  • Act as a clinical liaison between inpatient and outpatient nurses in order to provide continuity of care to the hospitalized patient
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland



  • 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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance




  • Prior nursing experience with clinical trials and/or oncology, and experience in an outpatient setting
  • Experience in an out-patient setting

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