Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
May 18, 2018
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HJF is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to support the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. Responsibilities include providing a full scope of quality nursing services for a clinical research facility and to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment through identifying, correcting, and reporting health and safety hazards.
Works under the direct supervision of the clinic physician assistant, nurse practitioner and physicians participating in the implementation and evaluation of patient care. Has and maintains familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the field of urology and prostate disease care.
Acts as a front desk resource person in reference to all patient related care, questions and concerns. This oversight includes but is not limited to:
Responsible for preoperative coordination of patients, including completion of APU packets, slide requests, preparation of leave letters, Fisher House and other accommodation requests.
Educates and consents patients for the CPDR core research protocols (CPDR database, biospecimen bank, Quality of Life and Decision Making protocols)
Order and administer injectable medications for patients
Performs direct patient care as ordered by the overseeing clinicians within the scope of the center
Strives to ensure patient satisfaction and actively seeks ways to improve the care given to patients in the clinic.
Review incoming consults for appropriate clinic assignment
Facilitates the information flow among clinical staff. Relays pertinent information to administrative support staff to ensure patients are scheduled for needed appointments.
Serves as a clinical liaison to other clinical departments with the WRNMMC Health Care System, Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Directorate of Information Management (DOIM), Environmental Services and Facilities/Maintenance, and the WRNMMC Murtha Cancer Center.
Coordinates with Vendors and Central Distribution Department (CDD) to ensure that ample clinical supply levels are maintained in all exam rooms and all inventory is within expiration dates.
Serves as unit infection control office to ensure compliance IAW with published Ward Infection Control Manual attends monthly hospital-wide meeting, acts as the CPDR Safety Officer, ensuring dissemination of monthly training topics to CPDR staff.
Coordinates the disposal of and collection of hazardous (biological and sharps) waste IAW WRNMMC policy and procedure.
Ensures that all exam rooms are cleaned and stocked by the end of each day, to include uroflow machine maintenance.
Assists with patient education under the direction of the staff nurse educator.
Attend clinically relevant WRNMMC in-services.
Assist CPDR providers on designated multi-disciplinary and NCI clinic days, Maintain providers' schedules, coordinates it with operating room/surgical log system. Coordinates surgical schedules with the Urology Department's surgery case manager.
Schedules MRI biopsy procedures for CPDR providers, in coordination with Radiology, and coordinates patient education of MRI biopsy procedure.
Initiates, updates and maintains CPDR employees' six sided Competency Assessment Folders to include current nursing licenses, BLS, HIPAA, CITI and BMAR certifications
Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
Performs other duties as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and data entry skills
Able to communicate openly and empathetically with patients, families, and providers
Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences including professional staff, community members, media, and other service organizations
Knowledge of adult learning competencies and patient teaching skills
Self-management skills reflecting self-motivation, initiative and fiscal responsibility
Demonstrates flexibility in responding to changing system needs and stays current with managed care and reimbursement issues
Able to assess, plan, intervene, and evaluate the physical, emotional, and educational needs of patients
Advanced knowledge of current screening, diagnostic tools, and treatment options for these group of cancer patients
Prior experience working in protocol/pathway driven environments and able to deviate and make appropriate referrals
Excellent problem solving skills
Knowledge of computer operations
Able to anticipate patient needs and take appropriate course of action, using approved guidelines, protocols, and pathways
Basic understanding of procedures commonly done in the ambulatory setting
Knowledge of Federal regulations regarding the use of human subjects in research.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Associate's degree or competition of Licensed Practical Nurse Program.
Minimum Experience: 2-4 years nursing experience; clinical trial experience preferred.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, standing, escorting research subjects, carrying light items; frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of patients and moving equipment.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensed Practical Nurse, certified in basic cardiac life support (BCLS) and other required HJF and Facility Training
Work Environment: hospital and clinical patient care area
Must be a US Citizen and pass a favorable National Agency Check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.