Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner II - clinical research, patient care

Staff Name: 
Jeffrey Schlom, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology
Research Area Keywords: 

oncology, patient care, clinical trials

Position Description: 


  • Works within a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide comprehensive health care to patients in a research environment;
  • Performs medical evaluations for study participants in collaboration with the Medical Director and other members of the research team;
  • Screens and monitors medical status of subjects;
  • Provides assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities;
  • Provides documentation, monitoring, and grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions, (e.g., drugs and psychological behaviors);
  • Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, orders appropriate research-related testing/treatment, and interprets results obtained from diagnostic tests and laboratory studies;
  • Provides patient and staff education, participates in clinical rounds and meetings/conferences relating to study protocols and research;
  • Completes in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries, and communication with referring physicians;
  • Maintains clinical competence in an area of specialty, integrating the art and science of medicine into practice;
  • Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, as well as policies and procedures;
  • Maintains and enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating in and/or conducting staff development and continuing education programs.
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences. 

Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.

We are the NCI’s internal, federally funded cancer center where world leading physician-scientists are working on the cutting edge of medicine developing clinical trials of new, sometimes “first-in-human” drugs and new treatment approaches. Closely knit clinical support teams are providing excellent quality of care of our patients and carrying out our clinical protocols with professionalism and compassion at the world’s largest dedicated research hospital on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  Join our unique and rewarding clinical team.

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Experience Required: 

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;
  • A Maryland license will need to be obtained prior to start of employment;
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant experience in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting;
  • Ability to maintain a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director and various levels of medical staff;
  • Ability to assess acute and non-acute medical problems;
  • Must have a professional mastery of clinical nursing knowledge, patient assessment and medical care, as well as knowledge of pharmacology;
  • Ability to develop patient rapport and provide emotional support in helping patients cope with stress associated with infectious disease illnesses;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients and/or health care providers;
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Prior experience in clinical research and oncology/hematology.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

Contact Name: 
Lauri Rimorin
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