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Nurse Practitioner - Infection Control

Company: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Explore the Possibilities and Advance with Us. You can view all open jobs by clicking here or use the following search form to find jobs that suit your specific career interests. Nurse Practitioner - Infection Control Job Number: 2020-35284
Category: Nursing
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Infectious Disease - W710060
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 46
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Aug. 25, 2020 GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex research protocols designed to test the safety and/or efficacy of investigational drugs, devices or procedures; select and monitor test populations; administer drugs (investigational or otherwise as needed); collect and analyze data; report findings to principal investigator, drug company, device company and IRB when necessary. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.-- REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's Degree in NURSING and seven years of clinical nursing experience
    • Licensed Nurse Practitioner
    • 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. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Excellent clinical judgement and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to interface with other departments at UMMHC/UMMS and other educational institutions throughout Central Massachusetts
      • Infection control including contact tracing
      • Ability to work in a supervisory/teaching role with nursing students
      • Excellent management, data collection and record-keeping skills--
      • Ability to work independently in absence of Infection Control Officer
      • Previous experience in infection control, community or public health desired
      • Familiarity with data analysis or collection software (REDCap-- or other) is desired UMass Medical School Core Competencies demonstrating the capabilities that are central across all UMMS positions that collectively contribute to UMMS success. Named a U.S. News & World Report
        for Primary Care and Research This is an official Page of the University of Massachusetts Worcester Campus
        Human Resources --- 333 South Street
        Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
        Questions or Comments?
        Email: Human.Resources@umassmed.edu
        Phone: 508-856-5260

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