Leidos Nurse Practitioner I/Physicians Assistant I (NCI) in BETHESDA, Maryland

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 comprehensive, dedicated clinical research and study coordination support to the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID) and Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAIDs) Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Intramural Clinical Management and Operations Branch (ICMOB).

JOB DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION

The Nurse Practitioner I (NP I) or Physician Assistant I will:

  • Provide direct support to clinical research being conducted by LCID and LID located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland

  • Support multiple Principal Investigators within LCID and LID clinic

  • Work with a multidisciplinary clinical team providing comprehensive health care to infectious disease patient populations in a clinical research environment

  • Provide medical evaluation for subjects in clinical trials in collaboration with the principle investigator and other members of the research team

  • Obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations and monitor the medical status of subjects participating in research protocols

  • Provide assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities

  • Provide documentation and monitoring/grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions, including drugs and psychological behaviors

  • Order the appropriate research-related testing/treatment and interprets results obtained from diagnostic tests and laboratory studies

  • Provide patient and staff education

  • Develop patient rapport and provide support to patients coping with stress associated with illnesses, including cancer

  • Participate in clinical rounds and meetings/conferences relating to study protocols and research

  • Complete in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries and communication with referring physicians

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

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

Qualifications:

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 according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

  • 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. 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

  • A Maryland license will need to be obtained prior to start of employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance

  • No experience required beyond educational requirements

  • Knowledge of patient assessment and medical care, as well as knowledge of pharmacology

  • Basic knowledge of standard clinical research protocols and procedures

  • Knowledge of standards, policies/procedures and treatment by integration of that knowledge into the delivery of care

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work and communicate effectively as a team member and maintain a collaborative relationship with the various levels of medical staff

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior nursing or healthcare experience with clinical trials and/or the study of infectious diseases

  • Prior nurse practitioner or physician assistant experience in an out-patient setting

  • Experience and ability to perform lumbar puncture, bone marrow biopsies/aspirates, skin biopsies, suturing, and arthrocentesis

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.