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Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner II or Physician Assistant II)

Job ID: req1874
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:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD), various clinical support teams provide 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), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). CRD’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, CRD 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. CRD’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 Research Directorate (CRD) provides quality Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner clinical research services in support to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs assessments by obtaining comprehensive medical histories and by performing physical examinations
  • Manages patients with complex and difficult multi-system aspects
  • Orders, performs, and interprets basic laboratory diagnostic/treatment tests and procedures
  • Assesses needs and/or problem areas and plans appropriate therapeutic measures
  • Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings and determines which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment
  • Provides continuity-of-care, counsels, supports, and educates patients, family members and staff on matters relating to health and research studies/protocols
  • Participates in clinical rounds and meetings/conferences related to study protocols and research
  • Prepares progress notes and dictation summary documentation
  • Maintains clinical competence in an area of specialty practice, integrating the art and science of both nursing and medicine into practice
  • Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirements, applicable healthcare standards and governmental laws and regulations as well as policies, procedures, and philosophy in nature
  • Records, enters, and retrieves clinical data using a medical informatics system
  • Obtains informed consent forms
  • 40 hours per week negotiable shift schedule to include 8hr, 10hr, 12hr & 24hr shifts and evenings and weekends
  • Position is located at the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Possession of Master’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or six (6) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
    • 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
  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
    • 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
  • All applicants: Eligibility includes documentation of a pending Maryland license
  • Graduate of a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for a Physician Assistant Program (ARC-PA), Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in the State of Maryland, or possess a current license as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Maryland
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible nurse practitioner experience or relevant physician assistant experience
  • Knowledge of relationships between diseases, health assessment, counseling, diagnostic testing procedures, broad base clinical areas such as pathophysiology, psychosocial theory, pharmacology, and primary medical management practices
  • Ability to conduct studies according to established Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Clinical Center’s Administrative Policies of the operational clinic
  • Working knowledge of prevention, etiology, therapies, and new research developments
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Direct work on oncology research and/or transplantation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients and/or health care providers
  • Completion of an oncology research or transplant training program

 JOB HARZARDS 

  • 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)

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