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Seeking a Clinical Nurse to provide nursing care in the blood donor and research apheresis section of the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM). The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine provides clinical services to support NIH patients in need of blood component therapy, cellular therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and specialized laboratory diagnostics. In addition, DTM collects and prepares the blood components and cellular therapy products used in patient care at the NIH, maintains an accredited Immunohematology Reference Lab, offers a fellowship program in Transfusion Medicine, and runs a training program for Specialists in Blood Banking.

This position is located in the Clinical Center.


The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assess, plan, perform and evaluate nursing care for individuals who are participants in biomedical research protocols.
  • Monitors research participant responses to study and clinical treatment.
  • Records research data such as clinical measurements, administration of a research compound, participant responses in approved source documents (i.e. the medical record, data collection sheet, etc.).
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to create and communicate a plan of care that allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data.
  • Disseminates clinical knowledge and best practices related to clinical research through research team meetings, unit-based in-services, presentations, posters, publications and/or interactions with nursing and interdisciplinary colleagues.