National Institutes of Health Senior Clinical Research Nurse (SRCRN)-CC-DH in Bethesda, Maryland
National Institutes of Health
Many vacancies in the following location:
- Bethesda, MD
Work Schedule is Part Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), is the 200-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research, and provides a full range of services from ambulatory care to critical care and special procedures. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials and on the study of rare diseases makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.
This nursing position is located within the Clinical Center Nursing Department (CCND) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senior Clinical Research Nurse (SrCRN) reports directly to a Nurse Manager for a unit or clinic within the specialty area with an assignment as the protocol coordinator or senior clinical expert for a designated patient population/program of care. The SrCRN serves as a leader in the area of specialized clinical practice and may take multiple roles in planning and providing care to individual research participants or in coordinating and implementing clinical studies. The ideal candidate possesses expertise and knowledge related to the specific program of care, strong leadership skills and utilizes advanced critical thinking.
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center leads the nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing which defines the roles and contribution of nurses providing care to research participants. If you want to play a significant role supporting the vision at the Clinical Center in leading the Nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing, then consider joining our team! For more information, visit: http://cc.nih.gov/nursing/index.html.
The career opportunities are available in the following Nursing Department areas:
1HPEDS Pediatric Clinic
1SW Pediatric Behavioral Health
3NW Immunotherapy, medical and Surgical Oncology
3NE Hematology, Oncology Transplant
3SEDH Oncology Day Hospital
3SWS ICU Critical Care
3SEN Medical Oncology
7SE Adult Behavioral Health
OP1 Dental Clinic
For specific unit descriptions please follow the link below: http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/about/patientcareareas.html
If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:
Exercising the full domain of practice for the specialty of clinical research nursing including providing clinical care to research participants, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subject's protection and dissemination of clinical research findings. Utilize advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for individual patients, their families and significant others, who are participants in biomedical research protocols. Care requirements are determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the patient and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures. The impact of the research process on patient care is identified and communicated. Interventions adjusted based on findings, and issues/variances reported promptly to the research team. Evidence-based practice is incorporated into nursing practice.
Supporting biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to pertinent assessment as defined by the protocol specifications and the nurse's clinical judgment. Accurately document observations, identify trends and important findings, and effectively communicate this information to the multidisciplinary research team and nursing colleagues. Providing feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor, mentoring less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols, evaluate patient trends in outcomes and compliance, and contribute to the design of clinical trials.
Providing patient-focused nursing leadership within the interdisciplinary team and collaborating with team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research needs and allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data. Leading and contributing to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation. Delegating, guiding and coordinating the work of nursing staff and support personnel.
Providing independent direct patient care to patients within their program of care.
Contributing to the planning of new protocol implementation in the clinical area.
Resolving conflict in collaboration with supervisor and works with interactively with others to support the research mission.
- Not Required
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- This position is Part-Time 16 to 32 hours per week.
- Emergency/Essential position
- Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
- Nursing License Required.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTDegree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time I completed the program.
LICENSURE REQUIREMENT**An active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Do NOT possess an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States, BUT I have recently graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months and my registration is pending.
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-* 11* level in the Federal Government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Examples of qualifying experience include: Utilizing advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for patients in biomedical research protocols; providing direct patient care to patients within their program of care; supporting biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to as defined by assessment or protocol specifications; accurately documenting observations, identifying trends and important findings, and effectively communicating this information to the multidisciplinary research team; providing feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor, and assisting less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols; contributing to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation; resolving clinical and operational issues in collaboration with supervisor, and demonstrating decisions and actions that support the organization and research mission.
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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
Q - Nonsensitive
What To Expect Next
Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, October 21, 2016, you may check your status online at USAJOBS. We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.
PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.
NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement* to fill additional vacancies in other areas should they become available.*
The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
Salary Range: $79,659.00 to $101,151.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0610-12/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453381300
Job Announcement Number: NIH-CC-DH-17-1825404