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Research Nurse - Patient care, HIV and AIDS, clinical trials

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Job Description

The Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) provides clinical research nursing support for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch (HAMB).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Alerts physicians of adverse events, abnormal outcomes or problematic trends, specifically in regards to protocol mandates
  • Coordinates various activities to ensure proper and timely filing of serious adverse events, amendments, annual reports, and other regulatory documents
  • Drafts source documents to be used in new studies
  • Provides assistance for all aspects of the protocol lifecycle including initial IND submission, IRB submission, continuing review applications, protocols, protocol amendments, annual reports, and protocol inactivation with IRB and FDA
  • Create and maintain IRB database of approved amendment descriptions
  • Assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in data collection (including patient specimens) and data analysis; writing interim reports, annual protocol reports, and scientific publications; interpretation of research data for the protocol team; and performing site visits
  • Completes flow sheets and case report forms according to the provisions of approved investigational protocols
  • Coordinates Clinical Trial Agreement requirements with applicable Clinical Research Oversight Managers (e.g., safety reporting requirements) and data management if data is to be provided to third party at end of trial
  • Follows up on monitoring reports to ensure that identified problems are adequately addressed and resolved
  • Works with the Clinical Trials Management Research Oversight Manager to ensure consistency of case report forms with the management plan and coordinate site initiation and other monitoring site visits with all necessary parties
  • Appropriately screens and collects blood samples from patients and donors per protocol schema
  • Assists in managing patient files, copying and organizing research data
  • Collaborates with the patient’s community physician and other health care providers to further the continuity of care and protect the integrity of the clinical research trial/data
  • Conducts updates for clinical staff on patient care, protocol process and progress, human subject’s protection, ICH GCPs, and quality assurance education
  • Consults with other health care professionals to meet medical, psychological and/or social patient needs
  • Coordinates patient schedules and provides information for a successful visit to meet the required protocol procedures, data collection time points and nursing care
  • Defines, establishes, and manages inclusion criteria such as patient population, diagnostic criteria, and patient condition
  • Develops patient rapport and assists in explaining the protocol and tests/procedures to the patients
  • Discusses toxicities experienced and drugs/dosages received by patient while at home
  • Documents patient care via established guidelines
  • Maintains communication with the patient’s home physicians to ensure any ongoing home care is in accordance with the protocol guidelines
  • Assists in the management of patient data for the Protocol Chairman of a variety of clinical trials
  • Recognizes and supports the needs of data integrity and retrieval, and interpret needs appropriately for PIs, patients, and other staff members
  • Recruits and enrolls patients
  • Assesses, plans, and follows up with disease-noted attributes
  • Assists in the identification of the responsible party for data input into ClinicalTrials.gov at study conclusion, as applicable
  • Assists/trains local study staff in explaining the protocol and test/procedures to the study participants
  • Participates in quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives involving database and data system development efforts as well as training programs for research nurses
  • Ensures scientific quality and human subject’s protection
  • Collects and interprets data as specified by the investigators in support of the clinical trial including drug administration, toxicity, laboratory parameters and response interpretation
  • Collects and maintains current regulatory documentation from numerous ongoing clinical trials
  • Coordinates and reviews daily operations and logistics
  • Coordinates the writing and regulatory review process and assists investigators and medical writers on the production/revision of clinical research protocols and ensures IRD and FDA stipulations are appropriately addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensures the communication of study changes to all care givers
  • Interacts with auditing and monitoring agencies to facilitate the exchange of data
  • Interfaces with the Protocol Support Office
  • Manages and coordinates intramural and extramural sites participating in clinical protocols for which the Principal Investigator is the coordinating center
  • Manages dose modifications and/or other modifications of the treatment regimen made in response to toxicity, pharmacokinetics, and tissue studies
  • Manages quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives
  • Manages, drafts, and reviews program correspondence and flow of information, direction, planning, etc. for the projects as they migrate between the various groups
  • Manages implementation, tracking, data abstraction, collection, data reporting and coordination of a variety of Phase III clinical trials
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Oversees ongoing protocol operations to ensure study compliance and troubleshoot possible protocol violations
  • Participates in the management and evaluation of multiple international clinical protocols
  • Provides support top the research team for research in an emerging clinical area to include clinical trial support for combination therapies and translational research
  • Serves as liaison between investigators, the IRB, and the study DSMB
  • Works with site staff to put systems in place to ensure timely resolution of queries
  • Works with the participating Branches within CCR to maintain protocol compliance and adherence

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
B.S./B.A. or equivalent
Other
Job Location
Bethesda
Appointment Type
Contractor Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
Full-time
Citizenship
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
  • Must possess a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by a legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed
  • Current State license as a registered nurse (RN)
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years nursing and/or related clinical research experience
  • Knowledge of clinical research data collection and clinical data report preparation
  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination, implementation, and execution of clinical trials
  • Ability to work in a data management setting in the capture and analysis of patient data including toxicity assessment, drug administration, laboratory results, and tumor response
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Preferred Skills
  • HIV and AIDS experience
  • Experience in a clinical trials outpatient setting and/or experience in data management and collection

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply
Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • Three References
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

To apply:

Go to https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2850?c=leidosbiomed

“Please reference job id req2850 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 Information
Contact Name
Lauri Rimorin
E-mail Address
Lauri.Rimorin@nih.gov
DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.