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Nurse Case Manager I (COVID-19)

Job ID: req1684
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) 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 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, CMRPD’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. CMRPD’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) 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, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, 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. CMRPD’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 Directorate (CMRPD) provides specialized support for initiatives and special projects sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of Clinical Research (DCR). CMRPD is responsible for the management and oversight of NIAID clinical research studies related to COVID-19 and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. 


  • Responsible for providing nurse case management support to participants enrolled on assigned clinical trials
  • Provides direct nursing care to an assigned caseload of patients utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, intervene and follow-up disease-related features as outlined in the clinical protocol
  • Assists with recruitment, informed consent and assesses process and documentation
  • Coordinates patient schedules to meet the required protocol procedures, data collection time points and nursing care
  • Inputs and/or directs the input of patient travel and remuneration according to the protocol
  • Assists physicians in protocol-required procedures, including phlebotomy, intravenous catheter placement, pharmacokinetics, and intradermal antigen skin testing
  • Appropriately activates protocol order sets in a computerized patient management system
  • Reviews the results, alerts physicians to abnormal outcomes or problematic trends and collaborates on protocol- and practice-required interventions
  • Instructs patients based on disease progression and implementations
  • Serves as a liaison between assigned caseload of patients and other health care team members to assure appropriate intervention is instituted for any research- or health-related Adverse Event
  • Functions as the case manager during any period of the Clinical Center outpatient visit or inpatient hospitalization
  • May triage, examine, and evaluate patients in outpatient clinics
  • This position is located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland


  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or a diploma from a professional nursing program that is an accredited state agency in the U.S.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Possession of a current unencumbered professional license as a Registered Nurse (RN) from any U.S. state
  • No experience required beyond educational requirement
  • Ability to function independently and/or collaboratively within a team setting
  • Demonstrates highly effective problem-solving, planning and organizational skills
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of clinical research concepts, ethics, processes and protocol implementation and management
  • Possesses background knowledge in clinical trials or pharmaceutical projects
  • Ability to develop patient rapport
  • General knowledge of biological principles and scientific methods
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • One (1) year of recent nursing/clinical experience
  • Prior experience in adult/pediatric clinical trials management
  • Pediatric experience
  • Case management in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical environment and/or Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential
  • Excellent research, problem-solving, public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with infectious disease research and scientific terminology


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)