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Swedish Health Services Research Nurse Educator - Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington


The Swedish Cancer Institute is looking for a Research Nurse Educator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Research Nurse Educator demonstrates an advanced level of professional competence in a specialized area of research projects supported by nursing practice. The Research Nurse Educator influences care outcomes by providing expert consultation and implementing improvements in research protocols and related patient care delivery. Specifically, the Research Nurse Educator leads in the development of nursing practice that incorporates established national specialty practice guidelines, regulatory requirements, an interdisciplinary framework, outcomes from nursing and healthcare research, best practices changes in healthcare that impact patient care delivery; and advances in technology that support efficient and effective patient care. The key roles of the Research Nurse Educator include: practitioner, educator, leader, consultant and researcher. With a primary focus on research impacts to patient care and staff practice within the specialty patient population, the Research Nurse Educator works collaboratively system-wide with Research teams, nursing, service lines and other patient care departments. This position has system wide responsibility; Research Nurse Educator staff are required to have transportation to be available at all Swedish Medical Center locations as needed.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates advanced capabilities and knowledge in assessment, diagnoses, treatment and evaluation of an identified population or high-risk group to facilitate optimal outcomes for patients on research protocols.

  • Educate research and clinical practice caregivers on all aspects of administrative and clinical profile of research protocols. Strong ability to understand, translate, and communicate relevant research clinical education topics to diverse audiences

  • Collaborates with directors, managers, other Research Nurse Educator’s, and clinical education staff in the development, maintenance and advancement of the clinical competency and professional development of the nursing staff, and the teams they work with, in areas of clinical practice associated with research protocols.

  • Translates specialty-specific evidence in the development, implementation of research based protocols, including policies, protocols and procedures as well as system wide education and integration of research at the bedside.Create and support workflows for lab integration and sample collection

  • Consults and coordinates practice and care issues for complex patients to ensure safe, timely and highest quality nursing care.

  • Works in collaboration with management and interdisciplinary teams to develop an ongoing strategy to assess processes and outcomes of patient care and identify opportunities for improvement. Facilitate clinical integration of research based care in clinics and laboratory units.

  • Participates and facilitates ongoing quality improvement initiatives intended to improve clinical systems, processes, outcomes and support the patient throughout the continuum of care.

  • Utilizes research, best practices and quality improvement processes to assure quality and value in patient outcomes.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary program development and strategic planning related to patients within the CNS’s specialty expertise.

  • Teach key stakeholders (infusion nurses, other staff) on the infusion/treatment process associated with research protocols. Develop, implement and continuously review educational curriculum for research department staff

  • Support the creation, review, and maintenance of research beacon plans in EPIC

  • Facilitates problem solving and decision making to influence the development, implementation and evaluation of patient, unit, department and organizational goals.

  • Contributes to the community of nursing and the advancement of nursing knowledge within the profession.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree. Nursing or related health care (MPH, MHA, etc), with research and clinical focus from an accredited school.

  • 3 years current clinical leadership experience in an acute care program that serves both specialty and general patient populations in specified area of research.

  • 3 years clinical research experience.

  • Washington State Registered Nurse or RN Temporary Practice Permit.

  • Valid driver’s license is required. In the case of a newly-relocated individual, a Washington state license must be acquired under the circumstances and within the required timeframe set by the state of Washington.When a personal vehicle is to be used for business purposes, a valid vehicle registration form is required.

  • Possession of the minimum (or greater) insurance coverage as mandated by the state of Washington also required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in teaching adult learners.

About the Swedish Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI)

SCRI supports and administers research activities throughout the six Swedish campus locations. SCRI is one of the leading clinical trial sites in the western United States, and at any given time, there are more than 600 research studies being conducted by Swedish-affiliated clinicians and other investigators. In addition to participating in major federally funded programs Swedish physicians are involved in research studies of new treatment approaches for everything from Coronary-Artery disease to Cancer to Multiple Sclerosis. To support this work, Swedish employs numerous research staff including coordinators, scientists, and research nurses. Below are a few highlights of our research.

Through our centralized oversight mechanism we support the core research functions of study coordination, financial oversight, risk management, federal grant administration (pre- and post-award),contract negotiation, feasibility and ethics review, clinical trial tracking and billing integration, regulatory compliance, investigator development and training.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 307786