TechWerks is looking for a full-time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to add to our growing team in Silver Spring.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The incumbent shall conduct medically relevant components of volunteer screening (to include but not limited to medical history intake, medical examination, EKG, blood draws, vital signs).
- The incumbent shall determine volunteer medical fitness to participate (to include, but not limited to, determining medical relevance of medical history / medical examination, interpreting EKG, interpreting blood / urine test results).
- The incumbent shall administer study test article as outlined in protocol.
- The incumbent shall monitor volunteer health status throughout study conduct (to include, but not limited to, periodic review of vital signs, monitoring for adverse events [AEs] and determination of AE relationship to study product, determining volunteer medical fitness to continue participation in study).
- The incumbent shall determine volunteer medical fitness for release from study (to include, but not limited to, brief end-of-study medical examination, interpretation of vital signs, and interpretation of unresolved AEs).
- The incumbent shall provide continued monitoring of volunteer AEs through resolution. The incumbent shall report all medically relevant events as required by protocol and/or applicable guidelines, regulations, etc.
- The incumbent shall provide study-related medical expertise/knowledge to other staff in the branch as needed. The incumbent will be part of the research team and provide medical relevant knowledge to study design and execution of human use research protocols.
- The incumbent shall, if required by the WRAIR Commander and/or by applicable laws/regulations, work under the supervision of a licensed physician, in which case a delegation agreement between the licensed physician and the PA / NP will be executed.
- The incumbent shall participate in all required training and maintain up-to-date certifications, credentialing, etc.
- The incumbent must be physically able to conduct medical examinations, draw blood, administer test article, and administer medical care as needed.
- The incumbent shall be capable of prolonged periods of bending, moving about, standing, reaching and sitting. The incumbent shall be capable of light lifting and moving of equipment.
- The incumbent shall be capable of interacting with research volunteers.
- The incumbent shall be able to remain alert during night shifts. During study execution periods, the incumbent will be required to heed to both overnight and weekend work schedules based on operational and business needs (to include overnights and weekends during study execution). The COR will provide the incumbent advance notice (a minimum of 5 working days) in the event evening and/or weekend support is required.
- The incumbent shall be physically able to handle laboratory equipment, chemicals and/or hazardous biological material.
- The incumbent may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, chemical fumes, and other hazardous agents.
- The incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to/from work site location during both regular daytime hours and during nighttime/weekend work hours.
- Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. The incumbent is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
- Perform light duties and other related duties as required and assigned
- Required Licenses, Certification, or Registration: Licensed Physician Assistant or Licensed Nurse Practitioner
- At least 5 years’ experience in a research setting with direct volunteer medical care and oversight, to include but not limited to volunteer medical screening, determination of volunteer medical fitness to participate, administration of test article to volunteers, identification and tracking of volunteer adverse events.
- Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the contracting officer.
- Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.