Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing accredited healthcare organization. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.
The Nurse Research Specialist builds and maintains research resources and structures needed to facilitate and support a full-scale nursing research program for Capital Health. This includes the definition of nursing research priorities, direction of research activities, and collaboration and consultation with members of the nursing staff on research projects for the organization. Serves as an expert resource and mentor for staff, and provides the leadership in promoting nursing research as a strategic initiative of the nursing division.
Promotes the professional development of nursing staff. Assesses research learning needs of Capital Health nurses. Functions as a role model for evidence-based practice and nursing research.
Assists the staff nurses and nursing leadership in the identification and implementation of nursing research opportunities at Capital Health. Coordinates system-wide education on research activities.
Assists nurse colleagues in preparation of accurate abstracts and manuscripts. Provides communication channels for dissemination of nursing research.
Chairs the Capital Health Nursing Research Committee. Participates in unit-based staff meetings, as needed.
Demonstrates effective teaching skills and uses a variety of instructional methods/teaching strategies. Effectively disseminates information about relevant learning offerings within and outside of Capital Health.
Exercises discretion and judgment to promote nursing research as a strategic initiative of the nursing division. Identifies nursing research priorities. Promotes the application of research activities toward evidence-based practice. Mentors staff nurses/nurse colleagues in research activities.
Participates in IRB activities as a member and helps prepare nursing protocols for IRB review. Assists and coaches others to conduct nursing research relative to patient and nurse outcomes. Encourages publication of manuscripts by Capital Health nurses who have completed studies.
Demonstrates ability to analyze and interpret statistical data by submitting timely monthly reports obtained through NDNQI to appropriate nursing leadership.
Serves as the NDNQI site coordinator for Capital Health.
Assists, as needed, with Magnet® documents, reports and applications.
Doctorate degree in Nursing, Higher Education, Philosophy or a related field. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Five years of acute care experience and two years working in activities that include (for example) evidence-based practice, research, quality improvement activities or publication of research manuscripts.
Experience in teaching/presentations to professional nurses.
New Jersey Registered Nurse.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and database programs.
Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
403(b) Savings and Retirement Program
Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.
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