Nurse Practitioner (NCI)

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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, nursing and physician support to the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Neurologic Oncology Branch (NOB).


  • Works as a member of a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide comprehensive care to patients in a research environment
  • Explains care management/discharge plan to all members of the covering team (inpatient NPs, attendings) at sign-out
  • Works collaboratively with the Neuro-Oncology Branch attending physician
  • Assesses the general health status of clients through observation and the use of appropriate screening procedures
  • Acquires client data through health history taking that includes family history and significant social information
  • Performs a comprehensive physical assessment and documents findings in the appropriate format following institutional and protocol standards
  • Provides teaching and guidance related to the client's current state of health, understanding of his/her disease, and management of specific problems
  • Coordinates study enrollment, collaborates with nursing staff to provide protocol treatment, and provides follow up care for brain tumor patients participating in clinical trials
  • Assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in assuring informed consent and obtaining written consent for treatment
  • Assesses patients for complications; documents and communicates findings to the PI according to established protocol, institutional, and practice guidelines
  • Calculates the dose of and prescribes chemotherapy, investigational agents, medications, intravenous fluids and blood products
  • Manages referrals to other specialists as indicated
  • Screens new patient calls and provides phone triage for active patients
  • Orders radiological studies, following protocols and patient care guidelines
  • Orders and interprets lab studies
  • Attends new patient consultations along with the neuro-oncologist to explain the diagnosis, protocol, and treatment program; the Neuro-Oncology NP role; and to establish a rapport with the client and family
  • Responsible for initial and follow up assessment(s), progress notes and written correspondence to multidisciplinary personnel
  • Serves as a clinical liaison to area hospices and/or home care agencies as needed or as appropriate
  • Acts as a clinical liaison between inpatient and outpatient nurses in order to provide continuity of care to the hospitalized patient
  • Maintains documented evidence of weekly case review with the collaborating physician
  • Attends and participates in multidisciplinary meetings such as monthly Tumor Board and neuropathology review meetings
  • Maintains a high level of clinical competence integrating the art and science of both nursing and medicine into practice
  • Maintains and enhances clinical skills by attending, participating in, and conducting staff development and continuing education programs
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland



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

  • 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. Eligibility includes documentation of a pending Maryland license
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant clinical Nurse Practitioner experience
  • Experience in standard and investigational therapy in a research setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively 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 including patient assessment, medical care and pharmacology
  • Ability to develop patient rapport and provide emotional support in helping patients cope with stress associated with illnesses
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior nursing experience with clinical trials and/or oncology
  • Experience in an out-patient 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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