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  • Washington, D.C., Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences ( SMHS ) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. With dozens of top-tier residency programs,  SMHS  is a competitive and esteemed destination for medical school graduates across the country. Find out more here:  http://smhs.gwu.edu/   The Oncology Research Nurse plays a key role in presenting treatment alternatives and an assessment of treatment risks and benefits associated with each clinical trial within the GW Cancer Center. The oncology research nurse’s primary role is to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with each protocol and to assist principal investigators and sub investigators of clinical studies in coordinating and facilitating the activities of participants in clinical research protocols. They are also responsible for identifying clinically significant events through patient assessments and review of a variety of medical documents (e.g. medical records, laboratory reports). The research nurse is responsible for following institutional standards of research nursing practice within their scope of duties and responsibilities: Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject’s research and incorporation of them in the conduct of research and care of participants Possesses a basic awareness of the Federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects, e.g., FDA ,  OHRP ,  GCP / ICH  guidelines, and  HIPAA  regulations Proficiently prepares and processes new IRB  research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse events according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations. Possesses a basic awareness of the GWCC  policies and regulations governing the protection of human subjects. Knowledge and understanding of the management and implementation of clinical trial operations. Understanding and capability to perform the procedures required of each study protocol. (obtains training needed to safely and accurately perform or assess required procedures) Prepares and stores critical documents required to be maintained and provided to the sponsor prior to, during, and after the conduct of a clinical trial. Performs packaging and ships study medication and specimens (blood, urine, etc.) to the sponsor or laboratory in accordance with IATA  and sponsor shipping guidelines. Participates in periodic site visits from sponsor, regulatory authorities and others to review research, source documentation and research procedures. Participates in the determination of eligibility and recruitment of candidates for study participation. Troubleshoots trial recruitment strategies to ensure trials are completed in a timely manner through implementing effective screening and recruitment strategies and completing required documentation. Provides education and training to appropriate personnel and participants in research specific methodology and procedures. Maintains open and positive communications with investigators, participants, co-workers, other departments and sponsors. Processes complex clinical information to determine if documentation is accurate, complete, and to ensure procedures contain appropriate safeguards. Ability to multitask, managing multiple assignments while maintaining documentation and study visits and procedures in a timely manner. Understands standard of care versus research and continually assesses need for additional protections for the protection of research participants and the accuracy and appropriateness of research data. Utilizes nursing skills and processes to identify participants and study problems and utilizes problem solving skills to identify solutions, following through to implement solutions, and ensuring goals are met. Proactively involved in quality improvement through ongoing assessment and through the identification of issues, and planning and evaluation of quality improvements. Serves as an advocate for human subjects by establishing and maintaining communication with Investigators, research staff, Sponsors, participants, and representatives of professional organizations. Including participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research. Assesses and evaluates potential participants pertinent medical and historical information to ensure only appropriate subjects are enrolled in clinical trials. Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that human subjects, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in a clinical trial. Utilizes nursing skills to complete research protocols including patient recruitment, screening, scheduling and organizing of study visits, enrollment, assessments, interviews, laboratory and diagnostic studies, medication dispensing and other protocol specific investigational procedures Independently uses and documents the nursing process to plan, deliver and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, age-specific care as it relates to uncomplicated research participants and with assistance for complicated research participants. Performs procedures for research as they are described in the protocol, deviating from the protocol only when a subject’s safety is at risk and reports all deviations from the protocol to the Principal Investigator and/or senior personnel who will determine of a protocol amendment or other safety assessments are required. Maintains accurate records to document recruitment efforts, telephone follow-up interviews and research data. Utilizes knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events in a timely and accurate manner to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities ( IRB , Sponsor,  FDA ,  NIH , etc.) as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations. Conducts literature searches and assesses new information as appropriate regarding new studies and at the time of continuing review to keep up-to-date in the research field of study in order to determine if significant historical or new findings exist that may impact the risk/benefit ratio of the research participant. Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development. Pursues avenues to ensure awareness of the latest information available to nurses conducting clinical research, for example. Attends the Clinical Research Staff meetings and in-services advertised by the Institutional Review Board, Research Support Services, professional societies, etc. Demonstrates initiative in self-directed learning, as evidenced by attendance of professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities. Assumes responsibility for continuous learning, engaging in a minimum of 10 hours of educational activities annually or pursuing an advanced academic education or certifications. Participates in and maintains professional certifications, licensure and credentialing as required of nurses employed at GWU . (i.e.,  CPR  certification) Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position. Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, 3 years of primary health care experience, and current DC licensure as a Registered Nurse. Finalists must pass credentials verification and National Practitioner Data Bank query.   Preferred Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills. Adaptable to changes in work duties, responsibilities, and requirements, and able to follow timelines. Experience in service-oriented environments, and capable of setting priorities in order to meet the needs of clients. Ability to work and interact in a group setting. Ability to multitask. Capable to learn new technical skills related to the position in order to perform essential functions. Demonstrate excellent communication skills and exceptional customer service skills. Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, OnCore and other relevant computer programs.  
  • Rockville, Maryland, Health Scientist Administrator, Office of the Director Division of Cancer Prevention National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services The NCI is hiring a Symptom Science Health Science Administrator (Program Officer) in the Office of the Director (OD) for the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). The mission of the DCP ( http://prevention.cancer.gov/ ) is to lead, support, and promote rigorous, innovative research and training to prevent cancer and its consequences to improve the health of all people. Research fostered by the Division focuses on translational prevention and detection, but also spans the disease process: early interventions to stop or slow the progression of cancer.   The Health Science Administrator (Program Officer) will lead an innovative portfolio of research focused on symptom management, palliative care, and quality of life research within the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). Scientific topics include the rapidly growing areas of research on cancer symptom science, including mechanistic understanding for the biology of cancer-related symptoms and cancer treatment-related symptoms and the clinical characterization of cancer treatment-related toxicities; the identification of interventions to prevent and/or mitigate those toxicities; quality of life; palliative and end-of-life care; and patient-reported outcomes. The position will focus on identifying NCI research priorities and gaps to move the field forward, collaborate and help coordinate activities across the NCI and NIH, and communicate the state of the science to the clinical and scientific community. Position Requirements Candidate must meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management educational and qualification standards for the scientific discipline directly related to their position and must furnish proof that they meet all educational (i.e., official transcripts) and other (e.g. licensure, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)). Demonstratable experience in establishing successful partnerships with a broad range of agencies and non-federal organizations. Excellent written and oral communications skills as demonstrated through publications and presentations.   Salary/Benefits:  The successful candidate will be selected as a GS-14/15 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer). A full package of benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. The successful candidate may be subject to a background investigation and financial disclosure requirements. At the discretion of the supervisor and NIH policy, you may be eligible for workplace flexibilities, which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with NIH Workplace Flexibilities guidance. How to Apply: Ad is specifically to express interest  in an  Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) position and this position will accept applications via USAJobs at a later date. Candidates must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. Submit your curriculum vitae, bibliography and references to Perquita Perry at perquita.perry@nih.gov open from (September 7 th – October 6 th , 2023). You may contact Angela Childers Green at childera@mail.nih.gov for more information about this vacancy.   HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers The successful candidate will be selected as a GS-14/15 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer).
  • HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, Join Our Team of Compassionate Caregivers at Gilchrist! Are you a dedicated and empathetic nurse looking to make a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families? Gilchrist invites you to be a part of something truly extraordinary. About Us : Gilchrist is Maryland’s leading nonprofit provider of serious illness and end-of-life care.  With Elder Medical Care, Hospice & Counseling & Support, our life-affirming programs ensure that our patients have the best quality of life and the opportunity to live very moment.  With 30 years of excellence, we've become a beacon of compassion and support in our community. The Role : As a Hospice Care Nurse at Gilchrist (day or night shifts), you'll be at the heart of our mission, providing personalized care to patients during their final journey. This position visits patients living in a specified area and is part of a team of nurses. You'll have the opportunity to: Provide nursing, supportive care and offer comfort to patients in their homes, ensuring their dignity, pain management, and emotional well being. Identify patient/family care needs and build relationships and create meaningful connections with patients and their families, offering not just medical expertise, but also empathy and understanding. You will get to spend time getting to know each patient and family—no two days are ever the same. Make a difference and be part of a cohesive team that truly changes lives, offering support during one of life’s most challenging moments. Why Gilchrist? Compensation : We value our team and offer competitive salaries and benefits. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including medical/dental/vision, short/long-term disability, 403(b)/401(a) Retirement Plan, tuition reimbursement, free parking, fitness discounts and more. Sign On Bonus: We are currently offering a sign on bonus of $3,000 for day and $5,000 for night nurses. Ongoing Training : We invest in your growth with continuous education and development opportunities. Supportive Environment : Join a collaborative and caring team that values your expertise. Fulfillment and Purpose : Experience the profound reward of providing comfort and peace to those in need. Gilchrist has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” for the past 5 consecutive years. Education :  Diploma, and/or BSN from an accredited institution Experience :  Two years of nursing experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills : Knowledgeable of universal precautions for infection control and practices safe nursing standards for self-protection; Strong time management skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to be patient and family focused, and Skill in the use of EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and/or ability to learn Licensures, Certifications :  Current Maryland State license as a Registered Nurse, Certification in end-of-life care by the NBHPNA within three years of employment


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