We are currently searching for a Clinical Nurse Practitioner provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is onsite in Bethesda, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Assess the health status of healthy volunteers through interviews, histories, physical exams, and interpretation of laboratory data to determine the eligibility of potential volunteers and evaluate adverse events of current research subjects.
- For example, before enrolling a volunteer in a trial, the NP/PA reviews each volunteer to be sure that there are no pre-existing conditions or health vulnerabilities that might place the volunteer at increased risk from trial related the activities, there are no pre-existing conditions or health vulnerabilities that would confuse the interpretation of trial results. Once the volunteer is enrolled, the NP/PA monitors that volunteer's health until the conclusion of the trial.
- Serve as an Associate Investigator of the clinical trials occurring in the program. This may include drafting sections within a trial protocol, participating in IRB discussions, establishing trial practices with the program, providing input for database design and management, publishing manuscripts, and actively communicating with members of the protocol team such as the Principal Investigator, study coordinator, research nurses, protocol specialists, and other team members.
- Establish the health status of a volunteer by taking a history and physical to make a critical assessment and plan.
- Perform or request additional screening tests and interpret results.
- Discriminate between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of physical or mental conditions that may compromise the meaning of trial data.
- Make decisions and recommendations concerning the medical care needs of patients.
- Assess volunteer health status both before and after product administration throughout the trials.
- Identify, assess, and monitor the significance of any potential adverse events.
- Prepare input for the adverse events reports in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator and research staff.
- Thoroughly document all relevant clinical findings, participate in the preparation of adverse event summaries for regulatory bodies, and accurately enter all data into the database and NIH medical record.
- Attend weekly safety reviews with a prepared report on all graded toxicities across all studies and provide guidance to clinical staff during inclusion/exclusion reviews.
- Assume rotational on-call responsibilities.
- Coordinate health care for volunteers requiring medical attention or treatment because of trial participation.
- Participate in the drafting and editing of research protocols and the iron-going evaluation.
- Perform evaluation of and makes recommendations for changes in existing research protocols, for example changing the dates for follow-up assessments based upon clinical observations.
- Assist with recruitment and outreach efforts to increase awareness, and enrollment and to convey program messaging.
- Master’s degree in Nursing. Requires a nurse practitioner license and ANCC certification. Requires a written agreement with a physician.
- Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in clinical setting. Experience with physical and laboratory assessments.
- Medical malpractice insurance (at the rate of $1M per occurrence and $3M aggregate) and completing the NIH Clinical Center credentialing process are required.
- Credentialing will include and is not limited to peer reference letters, previous employer reference/verifications letters with adverse action statements. NCCPA Certification with current Maryland state licensure.
- BLS certification or ability to become certified promptly.
- Experience in clinical research setting with protocols and clinical trials.
- Strong diagnostic and clinical skills.
- Knowledge of types of specimens, the timing of collection of specimens, and the special factors which warrant changing usual procedure.
- Experience performing significant independent conduct of clinical research preferably with vaccines.
- Professional knowledge of the principles, theories, techniques, and practices of nursing.
- Knowledge of clinical research with the ability to translate findings into clinical practice. Ability to obtain and record complete health histories, conduct physical assessments, and communicate and interpret data from these or other sources.
- Communicate effectively with patients, clinical staff, and physicians, and to interpret clinical data as they relate to the use of vaccines and other emerging and re- emerging vaccines.
- Knowledge of all isolation and sterile techniques and the required Universal Precautions necessary when handling human specimensExcellent skills in oral and written communications and computer competency.
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