Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
We are currently searching for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Obtain informed consent/assent of adult and pediatric patients on research protocols; maintain informed consent documentation; ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures.
- Screen patients for entry onto research protocols; determine patient eligibility for study enrollment based on thorough patient interviews and review of medical records.
- Function independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acutely and chronically ill patients.
- Order and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patients’ age-specific needs.
- Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
- Monitor and document patients’ response to therapy; grade and complete written documentation of adverse events; communicate findings to appropriate personnel (e.g., principal investigators, IRB, FDA, others) with recommendations for appropriate intervention.
- Contribute to the analysis of study data; participate in the publishing of findings.
- Recruit healthy subjects and patients; interview subjects to obtain complete history.
- Work with and orient fellows in training to provide care within the inpatient setting and the infusion center.
- Design, implement, and evaluate multidisciplinary quality improvement programs and projects.
- Collaborate with program director and other PIs to identify areas of improvement for the inpatient service.
- Maintain a panel of outpatient natural history study patients and provide longitudinal specialty care in accordance with community standards of practice.
- Provide coverage as the clinician for the inpatient service and the rheumatology consult service on a rotational basis.
- Provide backup and support to the rheumatology consult service.
- Perform in-depth medical assessments of patients; analyze trends in patient conditions; identify problems; alter treatment regimens in keeping with research protocols when appropriate (including abnormal lab values).
- Review patients’ charts to collect relevant clinical data such as laboratory test results, alter treatment regimens in keeping with research protocols when appropriate (including changes in dosage of protocol medications, suspension of a patient’s participation in a protocol, order additional diagnostic tests, and refer patients to appropriate treatment in a community setting).
- Analyze recurring trends that might result in new protocols or modifications of existing protocols.
- Perform comprehensive patient management services as appropriate, including writing admission, transfer and discharge orders; order and interpret diagnostic tests; document thorough in-depth progress notes and dictation summaries.
- Provide appropriate patient and family counseling and education with consideration of the patients’ learning needs, learning readiness, and impediments to the process.
- Provide skillful monitoring of patients for possible adverse reactions to drugs or procedures that may require emergency treatment or revision of prescribed regimen; perform emergency management procedures on unstable patients; initiate emergency measures; interpret observations to physicians.
- Receive and respond to inquiries from referring physicians, private hospital staff and patients regarding the diagnosis and eligibility for research protocols.
- Maintain contact with patients and referring physicians to explain patient’s condition and symptoms; interpret results of laboratory tests; discuss the future status of patients who have participated in the studies.
- Follow up on patients throughout study to initiate protocol directed tests, follow up exams, and admissions.
- Present data at clinical staff meetings.
Family or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Master’s degree in Nursing with current state licensure and current license as a Family or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the state of Maryland, or, if licensed in another state, documentation that a Maryland license is pending.
- Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from an accredited college or University nursing program.
- Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and current license as a Physician Assistant in the state of Maryland, or, if licensed in another state, documentation that a Maryland license is pending.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program.
- Minimum of two (2) years of Nurse Practitioner OR Physician Assistant experience in a clinical setting.
- Current certification in BLS required.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
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What you’ll get…
- Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
- Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
- Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
- Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
- Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
- Support! Working parents and busy professionals – we’ve got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
- Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
- A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.