Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
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 comprehensive, dedicated clinical research, nursing and physician support for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgical Oncology Program (SOP).
Explains the care management/discharge plan to all members of the covering team (inpatient NPs, attendings) at sign-out
Assess the client's general health status 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 and understanding of his/her disease and promote optimal performance
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 principle investigator in the process of assuring informed consent and obtaining written consent for treatment; pharmacokinetics; assess patients on study for complications-document and communicate to principle investigator
According to established protocol, institutional, and practice guidelines, calculates the dose of and prescribes chemotherapy, investigational agents, medications, intravenous fluids and blood products
Provides guidance in the management of specific problems for the patient on chemotherapy, immunotherapy or other treatments and/or the patient with progressive disease
Manages appropriate referrals to other specialists as indicated
Screens new patient calls and phone triage for active patients
Orders radiological studies, following protocols and patient care guidelines
Orders and interprets lab studies
With the neuro-oncologist attends the new patient consultation with the client and family for the purpose of explaining the diagnosis, protocol, and treatment program; explaining the Neuro-Oncology NP role; and establishing 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
This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland
Internal Number: req1745
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