Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Lab/Branch/Program: 
Genitourinary Malignancies Branch
Job Category: 
Clinical Trials/Patient Care
Location: 
Bethesda
Multiple Positions Available: 
No
Research Area Keywords: 

health, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, diagnostic testing

Position Description: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides 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 Institute of 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), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health 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, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, 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. CMRP’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 (CMRP) provides support to the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch (GMB), NCI, for activities conducted in out-patient and in-patient clinics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruits candidates, performs initial assessments and coordinates studies for clinical trials in collaboration with a Principal Investigator (PI) and other members of the team

Performs assessments by obtaining comprehensive medical histories and performing physical examinations

Manages patients with complex and difficult multi-system aspects of illness and disease

Orders, performs and interprets basic laboratory diagnostic/treatment tests and procedures

Assesses needs and/or problem areas and plans appropriate therapeutic measures

Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings and determines which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment

Provides continuity-of-care, counsels, supports and educates patients, family members, and staff on matters relating to health and research studies/protocols

Participates in clinical rounds and meetings/conferences related to study protocols and research

Prepares progress notes and admission/discharge dictation summary documentation

Maintains clinical competence in an area of specialty practice, integrating the art and science of both nursing and medicine into practice

Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, as well as policies, procedures and philosophy in nature

Records, enters, and retrieves clinical data using a medical informatics system

Obtains informed consents

Provides medical on-call services on a rotating schedule

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

This position is located at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

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 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

All applicants:

Eligibility includes documentation of a pending Maryland license

Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency

Ability to obtain a Maryland license prior to start of employment

A minimum of two (2) years relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant experience

Knowledge of relationships between diseases, clinical areas such as pathophysiology, psychosocial theory, pharmacology, and primary medical management practices

Experience conducting and performing health assessments, counseling and diagnostic testing procedures

Ability to conduct studies according to established Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Working knowledge of prevention, etiology, therapies and new research developments

Ability to effectively communicate with patients and/or health care providers

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Experience in internal medicine

Additional Information: 

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: 
Sheryl Hollarn
Contact E-mail: 
sheryl.hollarn@nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers