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Providence Research Scientist RN in Everett, Washington


Remote opportunity for qualified applicants

The Research Scientist registered nurse in this position assumes responsibility for:

  • Leading caregivers in the integration and translation of research findings into practice.

  • Leading nursing and interprofessional research studies within the region, service area, and ministries as requested.

  • Teaching and leading innovative educational programs to support a culture of inquiry, including the practices of quality improvement and the use of evidence, and with a primary focus on nursing and patient care research.

  • Planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the human and material resources necessary to support completion of research studies led or co-led by registered nurses, with interprofessional teams.

  • Teaching and coaching mentors and research teams in the dissemination of study results.

  • Collaborating with, instructing, and leading system, regional, service area, and ministry research councils and teams.

  • Pursuing own program of research both as a role model and to add to the knowledge in one's specialty.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a spirit of inquiry that inspires and encourages nurses and interprofessional caregivers to incorporate evidence in finding answers to clinical questions.

  • Assumes responsibility for coordinating nursing and interprofessional research, using evidence-based practice methodologies to improve patient care and nursing practice.

  • Provide oversight, direction, and support of nursing research fellowships or other research courses.

  • Understand and teach/advise on the improvement of nursing-sensitive quality indicators, nurse sensitive patient satisfaction questions and participation in quality improvement initiatives and councils.

  • Role model personal and professional growth through continuing education and certification.

  • Establish, coordinate and lead research plans, project timetables, assess time and effort for negotiating budgets with the PI, and coordinate resources to ensure timely project completion.

  • Manage and lead projects by meeting with sponsors, nurses, mentors, and principal investigators.

  • Act as a nursing research liaison to the IRB coordinator.

  • Critically review study protocols for scientific merit and feasibility, and suggest improvements when appropriate.

  • Identify sources for, and teach/support dissemination of studies, including the development of abstracts, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts.

  • May participate on IRB and Nursing/Interprofessional Research Councils


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Healthcare, Business, or other related area. If the master’s degree is not in nursing, then the baccalaureate degree or doctorate must be in Nursing

  • BSN to PhD program, with or without a formal master’s degree meets this requirement

  • Ph.D. (Nursing, Education, or related program)

  • 5 years Leading or facilitating quality and evidence-based improvement projects

  • 5 years Experience as a PI or CoPI, or directing a variety of research studies

  • 3 years Teaching research processes to/for RNs

  • Required upon hire: Washington State Registered Nurse License (Vendor Managed)

  • Required within 2 years of hire: Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP)

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. Today, Providence is the largest health care provider in Washington located in communities large and small across the state. In western Washington, Providence provides care throughout the greater Puget Sound from Snohomish County to Lewis County.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 173845
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Research
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Nursing
Address: WA Everett 1321 Colby Ave
Pay Range: $53.37 - $87.63
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.