Nurse Practitioner III

Bethesda, MD
Jul 17, 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 direct nursing support to clinical research being conducted by the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM) for the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
  • This position is part-time, 32 hours per week, 90% telework and 10% on-site in Bethesda, MD
  • This position contributes to the provision of comprehensive health care to patients on clinical research protocols
  • Provides timely, clear, and accurate communication with the on-site clinical team

  • Completes in-depth documentation of all clinical research activities, including but not limited to:
    • Screens new patient referrals
    • Works collaboratively with study coordinators to facilitate study enrollment
    • Obtains informed consent
    • Monitors and grades side effects related to study interventions
  • Enters clinical data as dictated by the protocol

  • Completes in-depth documentation of all patient and provider contact, including but not limited to:
    • Providing continuity-of-care through communication with referring community physicians/providers
    • Providing appropriate patient/family counseling and education based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient populations and/or protocols
    • Serving as a clinical liaison to area hospices and/or home care agencies as needed and/or as appropriate

  • Completes appropriate documentation of all clinical care activities, including but not limited to:
  • Appropriately orders, interprets, and follow-ups on basic laboratory diagnostic tests, imaging, consults, and procedures, and correctly determines which findings need further evaluation
  • Performs health and family medical histories
  • Manages appropriate referrals to other specialists as indicated
  • Triages common acute or stable chronic health problems, injuries, and illnesses and refers patient to appropriate medical care.
  • Provides remote follow-up care for patients participating in clinical trials, assessing patients for complications and communicates findings to the principle investigator
  • According to established protocol, institutional, and practice guidelines, calculates the dose of and prescribes study-related medications

  • 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 five (5) years relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

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

  • Candidate will be working with or have the potential for exposure to infectious material(s) or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), requiring medical clearance and immunization in accordance with protocol requirements
  • Candidate is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
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