Kaiser Permanente Life Care Plannning Practice Consultant in Pasadena, California

Responsible for developing and providing operational deployment of the KP SCPMG Life Care Planning strategy. This position will have a broad range of responsibilities including but not limited to providing high quality consultative services, project management and analytic support, and responsible for training and coaching Life Care Planning advocates, facilitators, and instructors. This position supports and organizes the delivery of First, Next and Advanced Steps services in alignment with KP SCPMG's strategic, business and operational goals and objectives. As a recognized content expert, leads local area teams through influence, partnership and collaboration. Works closely with Medical Center leadership teams and departments to support effectiveness of local programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and expert consultation on the design, development, and implementation of programs related to the expertise area interfacing with high level internal stakeholders.

Trains and professionally develops advocates, facilitators, and instructors.

Leads curriculum development for various audiences including physicians, as needed

Leads a group of consultants, analysts, and/or staff focused on the delivery of service/products within the responsible technical area(s).

Provides leadership for the technical area(s) in accordance with the overall strategic direction.

Makes formal presentations to various audiences, including senior level administrators and physicians.

Plans and facilitates community of practice calls, supports Regional partnerships, and conducts local areas meetings.

Serves as the content expert of the responsible technical area(s) and provides technical assistance and advice.

Ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative information with analytical problem solving and with project management tactics.

Ensures that reports and information disseminated from the area(s) are accurate, timely, and consistent, and that they satisfy the clients' needs.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum six (6) years of experience in a project management or clinical leadership role preferably within a healthcare environment.



License, Certification, Registration

Current Behavioral or Nursing license (LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist, RN) required.

Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated ability to determine the key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multidisciplinary perspectives.

Demonstrated subject matter expertise in health care operations and care delivery.

Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities and managing a wide range of projects.

Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.

Must demonstrate an understanding of the operations of KP, health policy trends, and any applicable regulations related to the responsible technical area.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in training, coaching, and curriculum development.

Understanding of shared decision making as a framework to support the Life Care Planning model

Knowledge of and experience with Advance Care Planning, palliative care and/or advanced illness.

Understanding of disease trajectories, associated medications, and functional decline.

Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., presentation, communication skills, etc.) characterized by effective interactions with a diverse range of internal and external audiences.

Demonstrated ability to handle conflict professionally and develop dynamic/constructive working relationships with operational, physician, and labor partners.

Demonstrated operational leadership capabilities, including but not limited to: effectively leading change, ability to remain effective in politically complex situations, and ability to function collaboratively in a multi-entity partnership environment.

Master's degree preferred.

Trained as a LCP facilitator or instructor.


TITLE: Life Care Plannning Practice Consultant

LOCATION: Pasadena, California


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.