Kaiser Permanente Nursing Education & Practice Specialist - Primary/Specialty, Urgent Care & Nurse Residency (RN/MSN) in Renton, Washington

Note that this position will be based in Renton 1day/wk, but will work in area clinics balance of time.

Position Summary As part of the Nursing Professional Practice and Development Team, the Nursing Education & Practice Specialist will support our RN Residency Program, Urgent Cares and our South Service Area Primary Care and Specialty Clinics (Federal Way, Kent, Tacoma, Olympia, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard). Position will be based at our Renton Campus one day per week, then serving clinical teams at local sites. Will be responsible for center education program design, development, implementation and delivery to support knowledge and skills of new and existing primary care and specialty care for the South Service Area along with the Urgent Care Division and nurse residency program as necessary. Develops training to support key initiatives in quality/redesign/ practice improvement/internalization of services. Accountable for orientation of new hires as well as ongoing orientation and training of staff. Supports implementation of strategies to recruit and retain staff in these key areas. Provides consultation and leadership to clinical teams in the orientation, training and selection of new employees. In collaboration with leadership implements strategies to achieve, monitor, and evaluate hospital and unit orientation programs to support delivery system workforce planning initiatives. Supports clinical operations managers and other leaders in achieving desired performance of clinical support staff.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops on-site curriculum as well as other methods (e.g., virtual) and materials (e.g., checklists, audits) in support of training to assure key clinical initiatives in quality/redesign/practice improvements are integrated into practice.

  • Assures orientation programs for new perioperative staff are conducted including extended orientation for clinical staff.

  • Orientation of medical personnel to these units

  • Design educational programs for perioperative staff with focus on infection prevention and quality improvement.

  • Using evidenced based practices, identifies opportunities for staff development, influences and gathers buy-in, initiates updates to curriculum, and acts as change agent when introducing new concepts and practices.

  • Regularly evaluates program effectiveness and makes revisions as necessary; Participates in the development, review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines; Assists in development of website content for staff.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates education programs to support knowledge and skill development of perioperative staff. Researches and utilizes internal and external resources.

  • Develops a rigorous skills and competences monitoring and evaluation program for staff assessment per regularity regiments.

  • Keeps abreast and follows standards and guidelines from accrediting and regulatory agencies (JC, WA State DOH, ARON, AAMI & ASPAN). Incorporates into courses and updates care givers on new clinical guidelines.

  • Develops tracking systems for staff certification/recertification related to licensure as well as equipment training.

  • Collaborates with leadership to implement strategies to monitor and evaluate medical-surgical and telemetry orientation, Continuing Education (CE) and skills development programs.

  • Supports Nurse Managers in achieving desired performance of clinical staff.

  • Provides consultation to clinical teams in the orientation, training and selection of new employees to promote recruitment and retention. Works directly with manager to assure development of strategies to integrate new staff members into the healthcare team.

  • May provide supervision to other members of a nursing operational educational and development team; may participate in committees as appropriate

Basic Qualifications: Experience

  • Minimum three (3) years of prior clinical experience in acute and/or non-acute careenvironment.

  • Minimum three (3) years of prior experience developing curriculum and nursing educational programs.

Education

  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited school.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Washington state RN License by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Clinical expertise in team and program development.

  • Verbal and written communication.

  • Clinical practice in non-acute nursing.

  • Teaching; group facilitation; program evaluation; individual and group skills assessment; adult learning theory and practice required.

  • Computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) plus years of experience in non-acute clinical environment.

  • Five (5) plus years of nursing management experience preferred.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Nursing Education & Practice Specialist - Primary/Specialty, Urgent Care & Nurse Residency (RN/MSN)

LOCATION: Renton, Washington

REQNUMBER: 686650

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.