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Nurse Practitioner

Health Care | Bethesda, MD | Full Time

Job Description

InGenesis, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and talented Nurse Practitioner to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, with current Nurse Practitioner license and ANCC certification.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

 

DUTIES

 

Clinical Care Responsibilities:

Work with investigators in the evaluation, treatment and monitoring of research subjects in the inpatient and outpatient settings:

  • Act as primary study contact during visits, including maintaining individual schedules throughout the visit and serving as liaison with nursing and other evaluating staff.
  • Initiate/coordinate visits, drug orders, laboratory procedures, consultations, and treatments for patients based on clinical needs or protocol requirements.
    • Convey testing plan to patient scheduler within specified lead times
    • Serve as a backup to the patient coordinator for arranging patient travel, scheduling appointments
  • Take histories and perform physical examinations or perform daily progress evaluations for inpatients or follow-up visits for outpatients and document appropriately.
  • Order and interpret data obtained from diagnostic tests and laboratory studies.
  • Order appropriate medications, testing and treatments.
  • Perform the following invasive procedures:
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Venipuncture
  • Provide clinical coverage of clinical and research procedures when necessary
  • Promote the safety of patients over time, including:
    • Independently assess patient care needs such as acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities
    • Assess and ensure patient and families’ ongoing understanding of the clinical and research processes
    • Provide verbal and/or written responses to patient and family inquiries
    • Communicate relevant findings to the Principal Investigators (PIs) and in the medical and research records
    • Participate in clinical quality improvement projects
  • Provide education to patients and their caregivers by individualized teaching, using available resources and creating new resources as needed to achieve the highest level of learning, including about:
    • Epilepsy and its comorbidities
    • Available research opportunities, including explaining the purpose of relevant studies
    • Diagnostic procedures and/or treatment plans
    • Medications
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with members of other health care disciplines, such as physicians, laboratory scientists, medical and surgical consultants, nurses, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists to:
    • Promote high quality clinical care
    • Provide comprehensive care planning for patients
    • Improve knowledge of epilepsy and seizures and care of this patient population
    • Facilitate research efforts
    • Manage conflict/issues that arise in the clinical research setting
  • Communicate and collaborate with research teams to ensure that patient management strategies are successful in meeting patient care as well as research needs.
  • Work with staff on training of new clinical and research staff, including review of their work and provision of feedback to the relevant principal investigators.
  • Adhere to professional standards for clinical research, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), infection control procedures (biospecimen collection/shipment), and maintain confidentiality of research participants at all times.

 

Protocol-Related Responsibilities:

 

Work with clinical and research staff on all facets of clinical research studies conducted by principal investigators, including:

  • Serve as an associate investigator for assigned protocols
  • Contribute to the design, methodology and implementation of specific protocols, including implementation of operating policies and procedures
  • Perform outreach and provide information about the study to referring physicians, advocacy groups, NIH offices, and in response to inquiries from potential study participants.
  • Assist with subject enrollment, including communicating with potential study participants to explain active protocols and assess eligibility.
  • Obtain and document informed consent/assent for protocol participation prior to beginning study procedures.
  • Ensure that all clinical and research data is collected and documented appropriately, including patient interactions and study data for each participant, in the electronic medical record, enrollment logs, accrual datasheets, tracking logs and databases.
  • Provide longitudinal monitoring of research participants, including ensuring that adverse events related to protocols are accurately recorded and reported.
  • Actively participate in patient rounds and protocol meetings.
  • Interact with and maintain communication with the Principal Investigators, other clinical and research personnel and research participants.
  • Create and adhere to a data quality and quality assurance plan.

 

 

INGENESIS OFFERS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Health Insurance Plans
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Life and Disability Insurance

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1998, InGenesis enjoys a long history of positive government and commercial relationships with healthcare industry professionals and businesses nationwide. We are the recent recipients of an Inc. 5000 award, and dedicated to servicing our customers.

 

InGenesis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.