Evidence-Based Practice Specialist

Responsibilities

Help define and deliver the highest standards of clinical care within a world-renowned health system. Advance a culture of Magnet® designated, award-winning nursing excellence. Take your career in an exciting new direction. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

In this role as The Evidence-Based Practice Specialist, you will support the infrastructure for the dissemination and application of evidence-based knowledge to improve nursing practice and related outcomes. You will Collaborate and consult with nursing leaders and clinical nursing staff to enhance professional nursing practice, patient care delivery, and outcomes of care using research and other forms of evidence. Provides mentorship and participates in the conduct and dissemination evidence-based practice initiatives. You will be responsible for educational development and support of nurse oral and written scholarly products for dissemination of clinical inquiry activities, including grant proposals, IRB applications, abstracts, manuscripts, as well as the Magnet applications for each of the system sites. This position serves the UCLA Health system hospitals and nursing staff.
Qualifications

We're seeking a strong nursing leader with a current California RN license and:
Master's degree in Nursing, required
Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in Nursing with a strong emphasis in evidence-based practice preferred
2 - 5 years related experience in a healthcare setting required
Knowledge and ability to develop and deliver EBP education and training material for clinicians.
Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based practice and teaching.
Ability and creativity to guide others through change and to new levels of understanding.
Ability to take initiative and function in a self-directed manner.
Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to participate in the development and delivery of new education and training programs and to develop positive working relationships with nursing staff and leadership.
Advanced organizational and project management skills, and ability to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.
Advanced skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to actively listen and convey the most complex clinical, technical, education and training information in a clear and concise manner, and to produce high quality reports, documentation, and presentations.
Skill to write and publish in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals and texts, including abstract, manuscript and grant writing with successful track record of submissions. Ability to write and edit creative, concise and grammatically correct documents.
Ability to design and communicate evidence-based practice findings through professional poster and podium presentations for internal and external audiences.
Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, and to quickly assess highly-complex and urgent problems to develop an expedient path of resolution.
Ability to orient and work in a team environment at all UCLA Health locations.
Knowledge of relevant funding sources.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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