Kaiser Permanente Clinical Practice Specialist (RN/BSN) - MA & RN New Employee Onboarding in Renton, Washington

At direction of nursing leadership, accountable for education program development and implementation to support nursing skills of nursing staff; develops training to support key initiatives that support quality/redesign/practice improvement. In collaboration with other leaders, accountable for clinical orientation for new nursing staff in ambulatory care. Provides consultation and collaborates with ambulatory care leaders to plan, direct and facilitate clinical practice innovation and best practice changes to achieve cost, quality, safety and service outcomes. In collaboration with team members, acts as an innovator and change agent to foster improved clinical practice and quality care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, develops and implements strategies to achieve, monitor and evaluate clinical/population/service/safety outcomes within practice teams by interpreting team, facility and division specific data. Provides consultation to team managers to identify practice needs for team/population-based care to achieve quality and safety outcomes. Assists teams to develop and implement individualized educational programs and clinical processes. Consults with team managers in identifying and implementing best practices. Supports the nurse manager's ability to achieve desired performance of clinical nursing staff.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates education programs to support knowledge and skill development of nursing staff. Identifies opportunities to improve clinical practice for nursing staff. Consults with team managers to achieve professional and technical goals/standards including updated performance standards for best practice work.

  • Develops training to assure key clinical initiatives in quality/redesign/practice improvement are integrated into practice. Collaborates in development and implementation of orientation programs for new nursing staff and works directly with managers to assure development of strategies to integrate new staff members into the health care teams.

  • Collaborates with other nursing leaders to implement strategies to monitor and evaluate nursing orientation programs, continuing education and skills development programs.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of recent clinical experience


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington State RN license required by the date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Clinical expertise in team and program development.

  • Verbal and written communication.

  • Clinical practice in non acute or ambulatory nursing.

  • Teaching; group facilitation.

  • Program evaluation

  • Individual and group skills assessment.

  • Adult learning theory and practice.

  • Computer and technology proficient.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical nurse specialist experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in application of quality and process improvement methods and translation into clinical practice.

  • Master's degree in nursing or related field (e.g., MPH, MHA).

  • Public speaking skills and knowledge of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or other large health care systems.


TITLE: Clinical Practice Specialist (RN/BSN) - MA & RN New Employee Onboarding

LOCATION: Renton, Washington


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.