Psych Nurse, Practitioner; Hybrid

University Of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 1 week ago



Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Nurse Practitioneras a member of research team is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex research protocol designed to test the efficacy of a behavioral intervention; select and monitor test populations; provide expert consultation to clinical research staff; collect and help analyze data; report findings to principal investigator, and IRB when necessary.



  • Administratively responsible for recruiting, screening, assigning, maintaining and terminating study subjects

  • Schedule, perform, and supervise all patient tests

  • In conjunction with the drug manufacture's protocol, performs admission testing, diagnostic procedures, laboratory work, drug administration and out-patient follow-up, including procuring, preparing and packaging blood specimens

  • Assist in the development of SOP's

  • Assist in development of research protocols, case report forms and case report form completion guidelines

  • Obtain patient histories and perform physical exams

  • Communicate findings in a comprehensive and organized fashion verbally and in writing

  • Consult with physician and monitor medication regime. Prescribe medication when necessary

  • Independently makes decisions regarding patient care in absence of principal investigator

  • Review new research protocols to assess for feasibility

  • Act as a consultant for coordinators and principal investigators from various departments

  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of other research endeavors with multiple departments

  • Negotiate budget and selective aspects of the clinical study agreement with the sponsoring agencies for clinical trials

  • Coordinate all aspects of study protocols efficiently and in expected timeframe.

  • Negotiate costs for services with laboratory/outside vendors

  • Responsible for all regulatory paperwork for study initiation and continuation at UMMS (includes application for IRB, informed consents etc.)

  • Ensure that all federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials are met and oversee all regulatory aspects of the research protocols

  • Responsible for the formal orientation of nurses, residents, and attending physicians to the conduct of clinical trials

  • Responsible for the budget/operational aspects, ie prepare invoices for services rendered, submit journal entry forms to financial services, process incoming payments, and prepare and maintain the budgetary records for clinical research grants

  • Supervise Research Staff

  • Obtain consent from patients/next of kin for participation in clinical trials

  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position

  • Perform other job related duties as required and assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in NURSING and seven years of clinical nursing experience

  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is preferred

  • Current registration in NURSING to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • CCRC Certification.

  • GCP Training

  • ACLS Certification

  • Exercises knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials

  • Certification to perform venipuncture and insert intravenous catheters

  • Verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients, staff and outside agencies

  • Visual and hearing acuity to perform patient care and literature reviews

  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

Additional Information


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) strongly preferred

  • Ideal candidate should have prior experience in mental health

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