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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Associate Implementation and Evaluation

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 863478 Date posted: 07/21/2020
Description:


THE KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON
HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KPWHRI) IS LOOKING FOR AN IMPLEMENTATION AND
EVALUATION ASSOCIATE WITH EXPERIENCE IN PAIN AND OPIOID MANAGEMENT AND/OR
BEHAVIOR HEALTH. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE SKILLS IN PRACTICE FACILITATION
AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT, AND WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING IN A PRIMARY CARE OR
OUTPATIENT CLINICAL SETTING. THE CANDIDATE WILL BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE AND
WILL HAVE BOTH KNOWLEDGE OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND THE ABILITY TO UTILIZE DATA
TO DRIVE IMPROVEMENT. PREFERRED CANDIDATES HAVE BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE USING AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM, AND A BASIC
UNDERSTANDING OF RESEARCH METHODS OR EXPERIENCE WORKING IN A RESEARCH SETTING.




Utilizes professional training and experience in implementation science, health care quality improvement, and/or program evaluation to provide substantive technical and/or scientific support to KPWRHI projects. Works closely with scientific investigators and other team members to design and lead implementation activities, interpret project findings, and disseminate results to internal and external stakeholders.  May assist with, or be primarily responsible for the development of implementation/evaluation/quality improvement protocols, creating assessment or intervention materials, conducting interviews or collecting observational data, analyzing data, or working with key stakeholders to implement system changes.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Principle responsibilities may vary based on an individual's training/experience and the needs of specific projects, but will generally include one or more of the following:  Contributes and applies specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and operations on projects requiring implementation science, quality improvement, or program evaluation expertise; Under the guidance of a senior team member, designs and leads practice facilitation programs to support health care systems, clinics or care providers (project participants) in the implementation of interventions to be evaluated;  Engages project participants (e.g., clinics, providers) and other stakeholders in all aspects of quality improvement activities including the development of change packages, toolkits, dashboards, using data for quality improvement, and testing and implementing changes in practice;  Co-designs curricula, and conducts trainings, educational programs or events on coaching and quality improvement meth
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative data collection. May perform data cleaning and qualitative data synthesis/analysis or rudimentary quantitative analyses.
  • Assists in developing technical or scientific products such as white papers, scientific papers, reports and funding applications.  Provides applied research consultation services to KPWA, serves on KPWHRI or KPWA committees.   Presents implementation and evaluation methods and results to collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Conducts reviews of published literature and other resources to support project needs.
  • Participates as part of the project team, attends project meetings, and identifies problems, assesses root cause scenarios, and proposes solutions.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience performing technical functions required by the project, or a commensurate combination of education and experience.
  • Education
  • Master's degree in relevant public health, health care education or related field. Relevant degrees may include: MPH, MA, MS, or MSW.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Prior experience with program evaluation, quality improvement, or implementing systems change.
  • Ability to direct technical aspects of projects with close supervision.
  • Able to obtain certificate applicable to project role and field of study shortly after date of hire/transfer.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five (5) years of experience performing technical functions required by the project, or a commensurate combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to direct technical aspects of projects with minimal investigator supervision.
  • Written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Continual updating of relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively communicate project objectives and findings to external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of relevant implementation science approaches, methods and theories of systems change.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement and program evaluation methodology.
  • Doctorate degree in relevant public health, health care, education or related field.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.

    About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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