Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Nurse Practitioner I

Frederick, MD, USA
Oct 03, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Occupational Health Services (OHS) program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick provides comprehensive professional occupational health nursing care to employees working in general offices, industrial shops, experimental research laboratories, and animal care environments. Work is performed within the clinic providing occupational, urgent and emergency post exposure to biological, chemical, radiation exposures.


The Nurse Practitioner:

  • Assesses the health status of employees by conducting interviews, occupational health histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic tests
  • Counsels and advises employees on health matters, files worker compensation claims for job related injuries, and prepares and maintains employee medical and health status records
  • Rotates on call with the clinical staff and responds to emergencies
  • Renders first aid and post exposure care for biological emergencies per written medical protocols
  • Independently interprets data to determine needs and plans appropriate therapeutic measures
  • Engages in primary healthcare decision-making in collaboration with physicians and other members of the occupational health team
  • Provides clear communication to the nursing team; provides concise documentation in reports and clearly explains care/discharge plans
  • Follows up as directed
  • Edits or composes documents and standard operating procedures
  • Provides rotating on call 24/7 for occupational care post exposure

**This is a part time position and the hours are 8am to 4:30pm, 3 days a week**


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


  • 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
  • No experience is required beyond the degree
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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




  • Relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner experience




  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance


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