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Nurse Practitioner I - Center for Prostate Disease Research
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Bethesda, MD

Nurse Practitioner I - Center for Prostate Disease Research

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Bethesda, MD
  • Full-Time
Overview

Join the HJF Team!

 

HJF is seeking a Nurse Practitioner I to support the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program's (MCCRP) Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. The Nurse Practitioner helps with all aspects of patient care for prostate disease and cancer, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations. May work in outpatient and research situations and performs independently or as part of a treatment team. Educates patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments. Conduct physical exams, orders tests and medications, and serves as a patient's primary healthcare provider.

 

Note: This position requires U.S. Citizenship.

 

About CPDR:

CPDR is an interdisciplinary translational prostate cancer research program of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Department of Surgery and the John P. Murtha Cancer Center Research Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Established in 1992 (Public Law 102-172), CPDR's mission is fulfilled primarily through its three principal programs: (1) the Clinical Translational Research Center; (2) the Basic Science Research Program, and (3) the Multicenter National Prostate Cancer Database to encompass its clinical research work with participating military medical centers.

 

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing, and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

Responsibilities
  • Knowledgeable and proficient with the content of standard of care. Identifies problems in the research design, analysis, methodology and trends in patient reactions to treatment.  Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data.
  • Assists in the development of research question, design, and methodology. Assists in writing and/or editing, organization and management of protocols.  Supports protocols at Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).
  • Educates patients and their families on research protocol, purpose of the research, procedures, patient responsibilities, answers questions, and discusses risks and benefits of participation. May explain Informed Consent for research protocol(s).
  • Develops reports and presents clinical results at local and national meetings and assist in the preparation of research articles for publication in scientific journals.
  • Provides patient care including screening, evaluating, and monitoring patients.  Prepares patients for office visits and invasive procedures and assists in the implementation of these procedures.  Provide patient education on Prostate Cancer, treatments, and Sexual Health as it relates to Prostate Cancer on Multi-Disciplinary Days; Collaborate with NIH physicians to see patients with metastasized Prostate Cancer and evaluate their appropriateness for enrollment in NIH studies. Evaluates the effectiveness of pain management for individual patients and recommends changes in acute pain management.
  • Provides assistance, consultation, assessment and monitoring of patients participating in or being evaluated for enrollment in research studies for actual and/or potential health problems.
  • Performs examinations and screenings on participating patients and maintains records of results. Prescribes appropriate therapies within the limits established by the protocol.
  • Obtains information from patients and their family/caregivers to gather appropriate data including present and past medical history and physical assessment, to be utilized for patient care and documentation. Provides patient/family counseling and education.
  • Assists with the management of patient specialty clinics which may include clinic set up, booking appointments, returning phone calls, and handing out appropriate program information and questionnaires.
  • Provides feedback to PI to monitor the quality of patient care and issues that affect protocol adherence and program operations.
  • Provides emergency care and triages patients, developing processes to continually improve clinical functions, on an as needed basis.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing clinical responsibilities related to research protocols.
  • Knowledge of the causes of pain and modalities of pain control.
  • Ability to take initiative and develop proposal/protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain accurate and complete files.
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a T3/Secret Clearance.

Work Environment:

  • This position will take place primarily in a clinic setting.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in nursing
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Nurse Practitioner License

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.

 

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Address

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

4494 Palmer Rd N

Bethesda, MD
20814-0000 USA

Industry

Healthcare

Posted date

May 20, 2024

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine job posting for a Nurse Practitioner I - Center for Prostate Disease Research in Bethesda, MD with a salary of $115,600 to $160,500 Yearly with a map of Bethesda location.