Director Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Job Description

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Roles & Responsibilities:


The Director for Research and Evidence Based Practice is responsible for the oversight and management of nurse engagement in programs of research and evidence based practice, academic and international affiliations, nursing internet and intranet development, presentations and publications for the Department of Nursing. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of selected staff and operations, academic affiliations and funded educational projects, survey preparation, specialized training initiatives, education related to promotion of nursing research and evidence-based practice, oversight of project management, and attaining funding. 

The Director for Research and Evidence Based Practice collaborates with multiple professionals to support and coordinate the provision / management of research and evidence based practice. This individual works closely with the SVP, Nursing/CNO, Directors of Education, Professional Practice and Quality, Nurse Leadership, Physicians and interdisciplinary teams, ensuring that the Department of Nursing contributes to the nursing body of knowledge via research and publication and networking. Leads and guides nursing staff and leadership in the development of research and evidence based practice; stimulating, initiating and supporting nursing and interdisciplinary research; facilitating and coordinating studies through the IRB process; engaging nursing staff in research activity and scientific inquiry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 1. Nursing Research
Facilitates scholarship and research for the translation of research to evidence-based nursing practice, promoting a spirit of inquiry among nursing staff.
Chair of the Departmental Nursing Research Committee and supports the development and implementation of Nursing Research subcommittees.
Member of the Institutional Review Board to represent the interests of the Department of Nursing/discipline of professional nursing as well as perform the required functions of a voting member of this committee.
Promotes and supports nursing research and publication through individual and group mentoring and provides needed education on the process for both.
Acts as a resource for development of research and/or articles for publication and presentations as well as the promotion of the nursing website.
Collaborates with other departments where feasible in the development of research projects.
Secures special funding and oversees the management of related projects including protocols summaries, IRB/GCO required reports, business plans and required funding reports.
Continues the development of own program of research.
2. 2. Performance Improvement through Evidence-Based Practice
Works closely with leadership throughout the Service, Nursing Department and other departments to ensure the highest expections of research and professional standards are met.
Demonstrates integral involvement in the Nursing Research committee as chairperson and other relevant committees.
Supports the overall strategic goals of the Hospital, the Nursing Department, and the Center for Nursing Research & Education.
3. 3. Nursing Leadership
Oversees research operations/staff within the Department of Nursing.
Provides leadership in the development of interdisciplinary and nursing standards relevant to the translation of research to evidence based practice.
Provides individual and group education as needed to promote a culture of research and evidence based practice.
Oversees funded projects and seeks additional funding to promote specialized research and evidence based practice.
Coordinates academic relationships with schools of nursing through compliance with student/faculty affiliations/agreements.
Supports nursing research and doctoral student mentorship.
4. 4. Professional Development
a. Membership in nursing and health related professional organizations.
b. Participates in hospital committees and other forums, advancing both professional nursing research and evidence based practice and informing research investigations based practice based evidence.
c. Remains current in legislative, ethical, regulatory, research and evidence based practice issues.
d. Represents Mount Sinai Hospital on the Magnet Nursing Research Council sponsored by ANCC.



Masters’ degree, nursing or health related field (Doctorate level preferred)

Minimum of 3 years in academia with experience in research program development; prior clinical experience strongly preferred.

1. RN


Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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