Nurse Scientist

Orange Regional Medical Center Middletown , NY 10941

Posted 2 months ago


At Orange Regional Medical Center, you'll find the uncommon is common here. You'll find a healthcare leader that still maintains a sense of intimacy and a state-of-the-art facility with a tremendous sense of community.

You'll find the benefits you deserve with the rewards you can see. You'll find the advancement, flexibility and resources to advance your career and provide the care that your patients need. Orange Regional Medical Center - successful careers are common here.

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional is licensed for 383 beds and employs over 2,500 healthcare professionals including over 600 doctors. Orange Regional Medical Center has consolidated two existing campuses onto a single site in Middletown, New York. This completed facility is the first new freestanding hospital built in the State of New York since 1989 and is the largest medical center between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany.


The Nurse Scientist has the primary responsibility of facilitating nursing research. The Nurse Scientist demonstrates the ability to be creative in the development, formulation, and outcomes of nursing research that contribute to clinical practice.

The Nurse Scientist fosters evidence based practice by improvement of patient outcomes, decreased costs, increased patient satisfaction, development of protocols and nursing care based on current technology and knowledge. The Nurse Scientist collaborates with other departments to ensure the nursing research process is utilized efficiently and is directed at achieving optimal patient outcomes. Through education, individual and group consultation and by working with project teams, the Nurse Scientist provides the expertise to facilitate nursing research and evidence based practice.

The Nurse Scientist studies various aspects of health, illness and health care aligned with organizational goals and:

  • identifies research questions,
  • designs and conducts scientific studies,
  • collects and analyzes data,
  • reports findings,
  • presents findings at conferences, meetings, and other professional speaking engagements,
  • assists in project planning and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol, are aligned with regulatory and ANCC requirements,
  • writes articles and publishes in nursing journals or other publications, and
  • writes competitive grant applications to seek funding for their work.


Minimum Education: Applicant must either have, or be actively pursuing, a doctorate, either PhD or DNP.

A Bachelor's and Master's degree, one of which is in Nursing is required. If applicant holds BSN, then Masters in Education, Nursing, or other applicable field is required.

Minimum Experience: Minimum of 5 years' experience in clinical practice, nursing education, or performance improvement required.

Experience in planning, coordinating, administration and evaluation of research and performance improvement initiatives for a Nursing Division and/or Magnet designation highly preferred. Experience in grant writing highly desired. Knowledge of research design and methodology.

Knowledge of framework for conducting clinical research studies. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Required Certification/Registration: Current NY State Registered Professional Nurse license. Successful completion of the NIH Protecting Human Research Participants Training Program.

Physical Requirements:
Intermittent walking, standing, sitting throughout workday. Occasionally may lift, push, and pull light to heavyweight objects.

Working Conditions: Works primarily in a quiet, controlled, indoor environment. The position requires frequent contact with members of the nursing staff, other hospital employees, medical students and residents as well as exposure to nursing units and/or other patient care areas.

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