Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Urologic Oncology

Lab/Branch/Program: 
Urologic Oncology Branch
Location: 
Bethesda
Research Area Keywords: 

Urologic Oncology, Physician Assistant, Cancer Research

Position Description: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 comp  liance 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 Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides comprehensive, dedicated clinical research, nursing and physician support to the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Urologic Oncology Branch (UOB).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides clinical care within the UOB in collaboration with physicians and health care professionals

Performs a comprehensive physical assessment and documents findings in the appropriate format following institutional and protocol standards

Assesses the general health status of patients through observation and the use of appropriate screening procedures

Acquires patient data through health history taking that includes family history and significant social information

Explains the care management/discharge plan to all members of the covering team (inpatient NPs, attendings) at sign-out

Provides teaching and guidance related to the patient's current state of health and understanding of his/her disease to promote optimal performance

Coordinates study enrollment, collaborates with nursing staff to provide protocol treatment, and provides follow up care for patients participating in clinical trials

Assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in assuring informed consent forms have been signed, obtaining written consent for treatment, pharmacokinetics, and assessing patients on the study for complications

Calculates the dose of and prescribes chemotherapy, investigational agents, medications, intravenous fluids and blood products according to established protocol, institutional, and practice guidelines

Provides guidance in the management of specific problems for the patient resulting from chemotherapy, immunotherapy or other treatments

Manages appropriate referrals to other specialists as indicated

Screens new patient calls and provides phone triage for active patients

Orders radiological studies, following protocols and patient care guidelines

Orders and interprets lab studies

Attends new patient consultations with the patient and family for the purpose of explaining the diagnosis, protocol, and treatment program, and establishing a rapport

Completes initial and follow up assessments, progress notes and written correspondence to multidisciplinary personnel

Serves as a clinical liaison to area hospices and/or home care agencies as needed or as appropriate

Acts as a clinical liaison between inpatient and outpatient nurses in order to provide continuity of care to the hospitalized patient

Maintains documented evidence of weekly case review with the collaborating physician

Attends and participates in multidisciplinary meetings

Practices within boundaries established by the Nurse Practice Act, State of Maryland and Medical Board of the Clinical Center

Liaises with Leidos Biomed and various NCI staff to initiate and complete tasks relating to medicine and clinical protocols, and all activities related to nursing

Performs clinical data recording and medical chart entries

Dictates admission and discharge summaries

This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Number of Positions: 
1
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Number of References Required: 
3
Experience Required: 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

A Physician Assistant applicant must be a graduate from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

Must have successfully completed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination.

Must be Maryland State Board eligible

A Nurse Practitioner applicant 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.

All applicants:

Eligibility includes documentation of a pending Maryland license

Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalence

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible nurse practitioner or relevant physician assistant experience in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting

Direct work experience in oncology research

Knowledge of relationships between diseases, health assessment, counseling, diagnostic testing procedures, broad base clinical areas such as pathophysiology, psychosocial theory, pharmacology, and primary medical management practices

Ability to conduct studies according to established Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the Clinical Center’s Administrative Policies of the operational clinic

Knowledge of prevention, etiology, therapies and new research developments

Ability to communicate effectively with patients and health care providers

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of an oncology research training program

Experience in an in-patient setting

Experience in Surgical Oncology 

Additional Information: 

“Please reference job id req572 for all inquiries.”

Hiring for this position will be through Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

Contact Name: 
Lauri Rimorin
Contact E-mail: 

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