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Research Nurse RN - Palliative Care

Location: Pasadena, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 756140 Date posted: 12/19/2018
Responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and implementing individual and/or collaborative nursing science research methodologies, designs, studies/projects, the findings of which are utilized to provide nursing staff/management with a scientific basis for better understanding clinical patient care issues and informing/improving clinical nursing practice, processes and systems ; improve patient care and resource utilization; and plan effective nursing interventions that prevent patient care problems and predict desired outcomes .Acts as an expert authority/consultant to clinical managers and Clinical Nurse Specialists in redesigning nursing, patient care and clinical systems and processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Independently designs, develops and conducts well defined research studies/projects including study design (controls and dependent/independent variables), identifying and stating the research problem to be  studied, study feasibility, selection of methods of data collection and statistical analysis, analyzing/interpreting  research data and disseminating research findings.

  • Establishes and implements technical guidelines, procedures and protocols within which nursing research is carried out.

  • As appropriate, provides consultation to Clinical Nurse Specialists and other nursing staff conducting research relative to study designs, methodology, statistical tests and analyses and characteristics of research samples and data.

  • Acts as an expert resource/authority  for nursing managers and other personnel relative to conducting research and utilization/application of research findings to measure/improve cost, quality and clinical outcomes and redesign patient care systems, processes and nursing practices, interventions and development programs.

  • Provides leadership for development of research competencies of Clinical Nurse Specialists who act as clinical change agents across the continuum of care.

  • Supports strategies and initiatives to change patient care practices by assessing caregiver skills; developing education/training programs for successful implementation of initiatives and application of research findings to clinical processes/ systems; managing projects to achieve improved patient care outcomes across the continuum of care.

  • May develop and implement strategies for identifying and obtaining extramural / grant funds for proposed research projects and studies.

  • Prepares research grant proposals.

  • Develops, implements and monitors ethical/legal standards, protocols and guidelines for nursing research studies and the nurse's responsibility to protect patients involved in patient care studies including any appropriate review processes at the departmental and/or institutional level.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in clinical nursing or education or management in an integrated delivery system or multi-faceted network required.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field required.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current/valid California RN license required.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct multivariate and univariate, quantitative and qualitative statistical applications, including using a statistical software package.

  • Utilize quality control methods in data analysis.

  • Utilize effective written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience conducting independent qualitative clinical research, the findings of which have been published in peer reviewed professional journals.

  • Clinical experience is preferred in specialty needed for research project.

  • Master's Degree in a related discipline preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience in palliative care, advance illness and advance care planning.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and coordinating training programs.

  • Notes:

  • This is a Part-Time/Temporary position for approximately up to four (4) years. 

  • The Major responsibilities include:  Perform proactive telephone outreach and comprehensive screening of frail patients for palliative care needs and link patients to appropriate KP and non-KP services and programs

  • Screen incoming referrals for patient appropriateness for home-based palliative care (HBPC) and triage patients who do not qualify for HBPC to other appropriate services

  • Undergo training as a Life Care Planning instructor in order to train and mentor clinicians on advance care planning conversations (Last Steps)

  • Undergo other advanced training in palliative care practice as needed to serve as a resource and mentor
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Ave Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Research and Evaluation Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time 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.

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