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PRN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for MICU Culpeper, VA

Company: University of Virginia Health System
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

The incumbent will join an active clinical trials team working on trials of tumor vaccines and other novel immune therapy. She/he will participate as needed in clinical trials of melanoma vaccines, but will also have primary responsibility for managing patients enrolled in investigator-initiated clinical trials of immune therapy for other cancers. She/he will cross-train with the Melanoma Clinical Trials Nurse Practitioner and will cross-cover for her/him during vacations and other schedule conflicts. Within reason, this individual and the Melanoma Clinical Trials Nurse Practitioner will plan their scheduled time off to maximize the time that at least one of them is available.Be available to meet and to evaluate all patients who are candidates for entry into the clinical trials assigned to her/him. Assess and document candidacy for entry into clinical trials of immune therapy through the HIT. Perform and document complete physical examinations of patients who are candidates for clinical trials. Contact patient via phone as needed to provide good patient care. Administer vaccines or other immune therapies as often as needed according to protocol guidelines and observe each patient after each vaccine or other drug administration as detailed in the protocol.Collect toxicity data and other adverse event data from patients in a timely manner in according with PSDM plan guidelines and current practice guidelines. Meet every 1-2 weeks with the patient care teams in an organized manner, and be available to meet with assigned clinical trial principal investigators as needed. Establish and maintain working relationships with physicians, data managers, and clinical trial nurses, and patient care teams for all assigned clinical trials.Comply with all patient safety and data monitoring guidelines, and notify the Director of the HIT of any failures of compliance. Participate in regulatory audits, as needed. Participate as needed in patient accrual, data collection, specialized procedures, and tissue collection and shipping. Specialized procedures may include biopsies of lymph nodes as part of the protocols.In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation:Nurse Practitioner DegreeExperience:2-3 years of experience with clinical trials nursing, and have an understanding of clinical trial protocol design, patient accrual and randomization, and reporting of adverse events.Licensure:The incumbent must be a nurse practitioner who is licensed to practice in Virginia as a NP. Special training and/or certification in Oncology required. Skills:Experience utilizing a personal computer and computerized scheduling.PHYSICAL DEMANDSJob requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking/bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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