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    The National Institutes of Health (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, visit NIH Overview.

    This nursing position is 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 GS-12 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 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 to include leadership skills with the ability to utilize advanced critical thinking.

    This recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies within the Clinical Center.

    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.

    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://www.cc.nih.gov/.

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    If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:

    • Performing clinical duties in support of the NIH MRI Research /Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Center. Plans and schedules nursing activities in coordination with NMR personnel, serves as a consultant to institute staff regarding care of the research participant seen in the NMR center
    • 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

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    Promotion Potential


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