Feb 01, 2024

Nurse Scientist - Nursing Research

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

Nurse Scientist - Nursing Research  - (23000098) Description   All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Nurse Scientist will conduct research to contribute to the achievement of the mission of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the Department of Nursing Research and Children's National. Will direct, develop and advise teams of people to create and implement evidence-based practice to promote quality patient care. Will administer nursing research policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and private regulations.   Qualifications   Minimum Education Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing (Required) Minimum Work Experience 5 years Nursing experience (Required) Required Skills/Knowledge The Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia will successfully complete hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National. Effective verbal and written communication skills to include grant writing, publications and professional presentations. Evidence of previous experience with workforce - related experience funded research.  Ability to develop and oversee evidence-based practice/performance improvement/research/grant projects and budgets. Eligible for graduate faculty appointment at George Washington University and/or other area universities. Expertise in conducting one or more of the following - performance improvement, research, research utilization and knowledge development activities. Knowledgeable about health care trends and research priorities/directions at the national, regional and local level. Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Nurse in District of Columbia . Functional Accountabilities Leadership Provide leadership for the use of research findings as an integral component of decision-making in clinical practice, quality and management. Provide ongoing education, consultation and mentorship for evidence-based practice, research and nursing quality initiatives; include project development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination throughout the organization. Provides peer review of Department of Nursing Research staff and others as indicated Participates on Children’s National administrative committees as needed Recommends changes to support operational goals and financial targets Advance the science of nursing quality through application of research principles to the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of nursing quality activities at Children’s National. Research Design & conduct research and evaluation studies that are relevant to pediatric nursing and the health care of children and families; maintain an active, vibrant research prgram, identify sources of funding for research and projects, formulate and submit successful applications for research/project funding, develop and direct grant/project budgets, train and evaluate research project personnel, and collaborate with Director to manage use of research personnel. Disseminate research findings via publications and presentations. Translate research findings to bedside practice and participate to evaluate the outcomes. Develop collaborative research partnerships within Children’s National, locally , regionally , and nationally . Promote research throughout the organization trough education and mentorship. Academic Excellence Promote a spirit of inquiry and scholarship within Nursing and Patient Care Services and Children’s National. Role model the value of research, evidence based practice and quality in the practice environment. Precept graduate students to conduct research studies and projects in the clinical setting. Present and publish research findings in local, state, national and international venues. Participate in and support professional organizations at the local, regional and national level. Research Integrity and Regulation Compliance Conduct peer review of hospital-based nursing research proposals. Maintain knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to research including those of Children’s National Institutional Review Boards. Ensure all research proposals follow the appropriate review approval processes prior to implementation. Ensure the ethical conduct of research including protection of research participants in all studies conducted by Nursing and Patient Care Services. Uphold current policies and procedures for Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Nursing Quality. Oversee staff in the preparation of required documents for the conduct of nursing research. Consultant Conduct programs relative to the researcher’s area of specialty for other departments as necessary . Is recognized and called upon as an expert resource to support patient care at Children’s National; provide expertise in support of organizational initiatives. Act as a resource to affiliated organizations on behalf of Children’s National. Organizational Accountabilities Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences Demonstrate personal and professional integrity Maintain confidentiality at all times Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior Partner with all team members to achieve goals Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently Search for less costly ways of doing things Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance   Primary Location: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue  Washington 20010 Job: Nursing Organization: Patient Services Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time Shift: Day Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Job Posting: Sep 1, 2023, 1:19:10 PM