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Physician Extender (Sr. NP or PA) (NCI)

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Job Number:
645670
Job Category:
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical
Location:
BETHESDA, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
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 clinical, medical and nursing support services for the Developmental Therapeutics Branch (DTB), within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) in support to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works within a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide comprehensive health care to patients in a research environment supporting in-patient and out-patient care of subjects enrolled in experimental protocols and clinical trials
  • 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 practice, 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, procedures, and philosophy in nature
  • 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


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
  • 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: 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 experience or relevant physician assistant experience in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting, focused on oncology and preferably transplant
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardio Life Support (ACLS) and/or Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively as a team member and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director and various levels of medical staff
  • Ability to assess acute and non-acute medical problems
  • Professional mastery of clinical nursing knowledge of 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards, policies/procedures and treatment by integration of that knowledge into the delivery of care
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior experience with clinical trials and/or immunotherapy clinical research, focused on treatment of carcinomas
  • Experience in an outpatient setting


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 will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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