Evidence-based Practice Specialist

Roper St. Francis Healthcare - Charleston, SC4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $64,000 - $89,000 a year
The Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Specialist demonstrates a commitment to using evidence-based practice for promoting optimal patient care with the ultimate goal of enhancing value for patients. The scope of practice includes educator, consultant, researcher, project manager, and change agent. The EBP Specialist conducts electronic literature searches, evaluates and appraises research evidence, and synthesizes evidence into summaries for review by multidisciplinary teams of content experts from across RSFH. The EBP Specialist facilitates content expert team meetings to develop care standards, clinical practice recommendations and evidence-based guidelines for RSFH. The Specialist facilitates the transition of evidence-based clinical decision support tools (e.g., order sets) into EHRs, and coordinates with Analytics to develop reports to assess the financial and clinical impact of projects. The Specialist acts as a change agent by promoting a culture of value-based care and evidence-based practice at RSFH through educational endeavors. This role also provides consultative services on developing abstracts and publications.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in a clinical field with a Master's degree in a relevant program required. (e.g., Education, Nursing, Healthcare Administration, etc.)

Experience: At least 5 years of work experience in healthcare quality or research. Teaching and curriculum development work experience required.

Licensure/Certification: RN or another clinical licensure required.

Primary Source Verification (if applicable): If RN: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/, http://www.healthguideusa.org/nursing_license_lookup.htm

Knowledge/Skills: Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills. Computer/internet skills and familiarity with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.) essential. Clinical expertise in Evidence Based Practice (EBP) tool development and implementation strategies, and a strong background in epidemiology/ research methodology strongly preferred. Experience with a statistical software package (STATA, SAS, Minitab) preferred.

Other: Exhibits critical thinking skills to develop innovative and sustainable improvement solutions. Demonstrates strong planning, execution and follow-up skills. Demonstrates ability to effectively convey information related to complex clinical or business processes. Demonstrates mastery of facilitation skills. Communicates effectively across all levels of the organization.