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Requisition Number 17-0007
Post Date 6/8/2017
Title Scholar In Residence
City Pittsburgh
State PA
Description The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 39,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care.

The Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) serves as an advisor for a 3-year term to ONS on the support of cancer nursing research and training of nurse scientists. Responsibilities include working with an external advisory panel, providing direction on training and networking opportunities for nurse researchers in ONS membership, and collaborating with ONS Foundation on the development of mechanisms to fund oncology nursing research and support training initiatives.

The SIR will collaborate with an external Research Advisory Panel to develop a focused, three year ONS Research Agenda and identify priority areas for ONS initiatives that align with the Mission and Strategic Plan of the organization.

To develop researchers, the SIR will advise ONS and the CCO on initiatives that provide training and increase research expertise and capacity within ONS membership. These may include mentor programs for junior researchers, research intensive programs at national conferences, and mock grant reviews.
The SIR will use available supports such as the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Community and marketing channels for dissemination of key updates on funding and training opportunities to ONS researchers. The SIR will collaborate with academic institutions and represent ONS at relevant conference, serve on national panels and collaborate with key networks.

Requirements RN license and PhD required with 10 or more years of research experience. PhD in health-related field or education; nursing preferable.Strong program of research in cancer care with successful funding with experience in conducting clinical and implementation research in healthcare. Academic position preferable.

Strong, demonstrable experience with simple to complex research design and use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, familiarity with statistical programs (STATA, SPSS, SAS and Excel)

Advanced knowledge of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration strategies; Advanced knowledge of quality measurement, quality improvement, and outcomes management. Understanding of legal, ethical, and regulatory aspects of clinical practice. Ability to prioritize and work with multiple complex projects in a timely manner. Effective interpersonal skills. Initiative in identifying issues, problems, solutions, and new program possibilities is essential.

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