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Nurse, Practitioner
Job Number: 2022-39602
Category: Nursing
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Psychiatry-Clinical Research - W833010
Job Type: Perdiem
Salary Grade: 46
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Sept. 9, 2023


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 manufactures 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 SOPs
  • 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. 


  • Bachelors 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.


  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) strongly preferred 
  • Ideal candidate should have prior experience in mental health

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