GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
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.
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.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) strongly preferred
Ideal candidate should have prior experience in mental health
University Of Massachusetts Medical School