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Clinical Nurse Scientist

Company: White Plains Hospital Center
Location: White Plains
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryAs an integral member of the Nursing Leadership team, the Clinical Nurse Scientist is responsible for the overall quality and operations of the Nursing Research Program. The Clinical Nurse Scientist exhibits technical and functional expertise in research and evidence-based practice (EBP) through the development of protocols, hypotheses, and educational curricula. The Clinical Nurse Scientist coordinates daily activities of a designated study or group of studies and maintains industry relationships, and guides training of nursing and other clinical staff on good clinical practice and external regulatory agency requirements. The Clinical Nurse Scientist collaborates with other departments to ensure the nursing research and evidence-based practice process is utilized efficiently and is directed at achieving optimal outcomes. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:Understands and adheres to the WPH Performances Standards, Policies Behaviors Develops scientific protocols and generates hypotheses for research inquiries independently and in collaboration with nursing staff. Provides technical and functional expertise in research studies and EBP projects Oversees/coordinates research and EBP projects as defined by the ANCC to obtain and maintain Magnet Program Designation Collaborates with the Magnet Program Director to support Magnet writing Creates and implements research and EBP education core curriculum for staff Drafts research policies with departmental leadership Prepares manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and scientific meetings and disseminates findings Uses statistical software to analyze study data and interface with biostatisticians for analysis; engages leaders from various specialties to develop collaborative multidisciplinary research Oversees the administration of assessments as assigned and as related to study protocol Collects data, confers with PI, and forwards results to sponsors (internal or external) Interfaces with external agencies; organizes all phases of grant process for submission to funding agencies as necessary Oversees clinical research staff performing clinical functions on study participants as needed Liaises with agencies, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, and equipment and supply companies as needed Oversees availability of supplies and/or equipment for studies Identifies and pursues extramural funding opportunities through pursuit of grants and clinical trials; collaborates with physicians, investigators, and other healthcare providers regarding subject care as necessary Operates under limited guidance and work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires in depth evaluation of variable factors Mentors and supports staff and colleagues in writing for publication, poster presentations, EBP projects Maintains file of research studies and EBP projects Participates in the Institutional Review Board Attends Management/Leadership meetings as scheduled/required Is responsible for participation in committees, task forces and projects as appropriate Works collaboratively with all levels of the hospital interdisciplinary team and promotes the team concept Demonstrates positive customer service and assures that staff adheres to the Customer Service Behavioral Standards Is supportive of hospital initiatives and projects and functions as a positive change agent Collaborates with all members of the health care team, including the CNO and Vice President of Nursing Is a member of the Nursing Leadership team Participates in the development, education, implementation, and utilization of the nursing theoretical practice framework Performs related duties as required Education Experience Requirements Current NY State RN License required BSN, MSN, and PhD required Receive nursing related national certification, Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) within 3 years of hire/transfer Minimum of 3 yearsexperience in clinical nursing Core CompetenciesExcellent Communication Skills (written verbal) Teamwork Adaptability Planning, Organization Delegation Skills Strong Problem Solving, Judgment Decision-Making Skills Stress Tolerance Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements Work Environment May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospitals SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospitals Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Must be able to move about the department and hospital constantly while attending to needs of patients, visitors and staff. Requires continuous communication with patients, staff and visitors of all educational levels. Requires frequent use of computers and other office equipment. Must be able to rapidly assess and respond to situational needs of patients, staff and visitors. Must be able to adapt to a high stress environment with frequent interruptions. Primary Population Served Check appropriate box(s) below: Neonatal (birth 28 days) Patients with exceptional communication needs Infant (29 days less than 1 year) Patients with developmental delays Pediatric (1 12 years) Patients at end of life Adolescent (13 17 years) Patients under isolation precautions Adult (18 64 years) Patients with cultural needs Geriatric (65 years) --'All populations Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities Non-patient care population The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

Position Summary

As an integral member of the Nursing Leadership team, the Clinical Nurse Scientist is responsible for the overall quality and operations of the Nursing Research Program. The Clinical Nurse Scientist exhibits technical and functional expertise in research and evidence-based practice (EBP) through the development of protocols, hypotheses, and educational curricula. The Clinical Nurse Scientist coordinates daily activities of a designated study or group of studies and maintains industry relationships, and guides training of nursing and other clinical staff on good clinical practice and external regulatory agency requirements. The Clinical Nurse Scientist collaborates with other departments to ensure the nursing research and evidence-based practice process is utilized efficiently and is directed at achieving optimal outcomes.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

* Understands and adheres to the WPH Performances Standards, Policies & Behaviors
* Develops scientific protocols and generates hypotheses for research inquiries independently and in collaboration with nursing staff.
* Provides technical and functional expertise in research studies and EBP projects
* Oversees/coordinates research and EBP projects as defined by the ANCC to obtain and maintain Magnet Program Designation
* Collaborates with the Magnet Program Director to support Magnet writing
* Creates and implements research and EBP education core curriculum for staff
* Drafts research policies with departmental leadership
* Prepares manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and scientific meetings and disseminates findings
* Uses statistical software to analyze study data and interface with biostatisticians for analysis; engages leaders from various specialties to develop collaborative multidisciplinary research
* Oversees the administration of assessments as assigned and as related to study protocol
* Collects data, confers with PI, and forwards results to sponsors (internal or external)
* Interfaces with external agencies; organizes all phases of grant process for submission to funding agencies as necessary
* Oversees clinical research staff performing clinical functions on study participants as needed
* Liaises with agencies, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, and equipment and supply companies as needed
* Oversees availability of supplies and/or equipment for studies
* Identifies and pursues extramural funding opportunities through pursuit of grants and clinical trials; collaborates with physicians, investigators, and other healthcare providers regarding subject care as necessary
* Operates under limited guidance and work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires in depth evaluation of variable factors
* Mentors and supports staff and colleagues in writing for publication, poster presentations, EBP projects
* Maintains file of research studies and EBP projects
* Participates in the Institutional Review Board
* Attends Management/Leadership meetings as scheduled/required
* Is responsible for participation in committees, task forces and projects as appropriate
* Works collaboratively with all levels of the hospital interdisciplinary team and promotes the team concept
* Demonstrates positive customer service and assures that staff adheres to the Customer Service Behavioral Standards
* Is supportive of hospital initiatives and projects and functions as a positive change agent
* Collaborates with all members of the health care team, including the CNO and Vice President of Nursing
* Is a member of the Nursing Leadership team
* Participates in the development, education, implementation, and utilization of the nursing theoretical practice framework
* Performs related duties as required

Education & Experience Requirements

* Current NY State RN License required
* BSN, MSN, and PhD required
* Receive nursing related national certification, Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) within 3 years of hire/transfer
* Minimum of 3 years' experience in clinical nursing

Core Competencies

* Excellent Communication Skills (written & verbal)
* Teamwork
* Adaptability
* Planning, Organization & Delegation Skills
* Strong Problem Solving, Judgment & Decision-Making Skills
* Stress Tolerance

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

* May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site
* (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.
* Must be able to move about the department and hospital constantly while attending to needs of patients, visitors and staff.
* Requires continuous communication with patients, staff and visitors of all educational levels.
* Requires frequent use of computers and other office equipment.
* Must be able to rapidly assess and respond to situational needs of patients, staff and visitors.
* Must be able to adapt to a high stress environment with frequent interruptions.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

* Neonatal (birth 28 days)
* Patients with exceptional communication needs
* Infant (29 days less than 1 year)
* Patients with developmental delays
* Pediatric (1 12 years)
* Patients at end of life
* Adolescent (13 17 years)
* Patients under isolation precautions
* Adult (18 64 years)
* Patients with cultural needs
* Geriatric (> 65 years)

--'All populations

* Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities
* Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains , Clinical Nurse Scientist, Healthcare , White Plains, New York

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