We are seeking a full-time research nurse to support the performance of a clinical trial to examine the impact of a behavioral intervention to promote physical activity in patients with cardiovascular disease. This intervention draws upon concepts from positive psychology and motivational interviewing to promote well-being and physical activity in individuals who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome (i.e., heart attack or related condition).
In this position, the research nurse will perform several specific tasks. First, they will deliver the experimental (positive psychology and motivational interviewing) intervention to participants over the course of the program. Second, they will help to recruit potential participants for the project, including approaching potential participants in the hospital, describing the study, and screening for eligibility. Finally, the research nurse will interact with other members of the team to ensure the intervention is being delivered faithfully and that data capture is occurring correctly.
The research nurse will be trained by our multidisciplinary Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program team and would work closely with the research program’s head physicians and psychologists. Recruitment would occur at Massachusetts General Hospital, and office space would be available for use for other study procedures. This position is ideal for someone who is interested direct patient contact, clinical research, and a team-based approach to conducting clinical trials and delivering behavioral interventions. Our program seeks to provide personalized mentoring and training and to foster participation in presentations and publications.
This position is performed on the medical Main Campus of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Additional information about our program, studies, and team can be found at http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1570
If you are interested in applying, please include an up-to-date résumé or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing why you feel that you are a good fit for the position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Relevant activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Skills and Competencies
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
The work will be performed primarily in an office setting. Recruitment will occur on inpatient hospital units.