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RN-Nurse Scientist

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Fosters innovation and inquiry and creates a culture that embeds current knowledge and research into care decisions to improve patient outcomes and health care delivery systems.


  • Applies expertise in nursing practice, education, and research and ability to educate others (coaching, mentoring, teaching skills) in the research process.
  • Collaborates with other ministries and educational institutions for multi-site research opportunities and promotes and evaluates innovative approaches and techniques.
  • Provides expertise in design, development, analysis, and dissemination of new knowledge and the use of evidence to guide and support clinical practice research and improve current methods.
  • Drafts, writes and edits literature review, scientific reports, papers, journal articles and abstracts and submit grants to support the integration of research and evidence-based practice.
  • Trains and mentors the work of nurse researchers and coordinates and facilitates resources necessary to support research activities.
  • Provides oversight of regional and/or ministry nurse research and evidence-based practice teams.
  • Designs and implements research and evidence-based curricula that meets nurses’ learning needs to achieve desired patient outcomes, increase clinical competence, promote error reduction and patient safety and enhance professional development in evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborates with nursing leadership and staff, develops goals for research productivity and analyzes the research and evidence-based practice program’s effectiveness.
  • Provides documentation of research activities for recognition program document (if applicable).
  • Serves as the nursing representative on the Institutional Review Board (if applicable).
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Doctorate in nursing or related field with a strong emphasis in research. Master's degree in nursing if doctorate is in related field. Graduate of accredited school of nursing


  • Five years' registered nurse experience


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, St. Louis , RN-Nurse Scientist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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