Director, Nursing Research - Executive Nursing Practice Grp - LIM - FT
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 164747
The Director of Nursing Research provides strategic vision and direction for nursing research and evidenced-based practice. The director facilitates and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive nursing research program. The director promotes, supports, and facilitates nurses engaging in research activities to advance research in practice; evidence-based practice; the conduct of research; research utilization and dissemination of research results.
As a member of the nursing leadership team, the director establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The director ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The director is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The director mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities that enhance professional development.
Education: PhD in Nursing is required.
Licensure/Certification: i. Licensed to practice nursing in the state of Texas; and ii. Applicable professional certification to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment. iii. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience: a. Five (5) years of professional nursing experience. b. Demonstrated competence in design, execution, statistical analysis and reporting of clinical and health services research. c. Demonstrated competence and experience in managing, establishing and teaching clinical inquiry (i.e., evidence-based practice). d. Demonstrated ability to teach research methods. e. Three (3) years of experience in research activities with competence in major statistical software analysis and data-based management.
Management Experience: Two (2) years of management experience preferred.
Equipment Operated: Computer
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing: Correspondence and Reports
Other Skills: Analytical; Medical Terms; Mathematics; PC; Research; Statistical; Word Proc
Work Schedule: Flexible; Travel, Eligible for Telecommute
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.