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Kaiser Permanente Principal Consultant, CMI Evidence Services in Oakland, California

Remote Position within Kaiser service areas: Open to CA, OR, WA, HI, CO, GA, MD, VA, and DC areas

Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute, Evidence Services group is part of KP’s national clinical knowledge management team, which aims to rapidly translate emerging research into practice and make the right thing easy to do for clinicians. Evidence Services provides high-level evidence-based methodology and statistical expertise, project management, and consensus building to develop clinical practice guidelines and advise on national quality initiatives. Working with senior clinical leaders to build consensus across the enterprise, Evidence Services produces clinical practice guidelines and pathways and creates customized analyses that describe the rigor of available research. Knowledge products are developed using systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and critical appraisal of research and rapidly translated into actionable tools for clinical users.

This position demonstrates in-depth practice, knowledge and skills, manages evaluation projects, and is accountable for the successful execution of project goals and analytical deliverables. At the highest level of the job family, shares in accountability of outcomes and performance for all regions and the enterprise in oversight areas and demonstrate in-depth practice, knowledge, and skills, manage projects and programs, and are accountable for the successful execution of goals that are aligned with the goals of CMI in promoting the KP National Quality Program.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works on assignments of diverse and complex scope.

  • Assists the Director in developing and executing goals that promote the success of overall CMI goals related to analytical deliverables and by evaluating established and emerging care practices.

  • Identifies the need for, develops, and leads discrete strategic initiatives, including but not limited to: Develops and manages project teams. Reassesses and modifies program deliverables. Ensures that programs are designed to achieve stated objectives.

  • Leads work to identify appropriate evidence-based organizational goals in area of expertise and makes recommendation to Director and/or appropriate committee.

  • Works independently to conduct the most complex and/or innovative program evaluations, developing new approaches as needed or leading multiple sophisticated projects in diverse content areas.

  • Assists Manager or Director in developing Center infrastructure to support more efficient and effective program evaluation and innovation support.

  • Leads peer group meetings and programs that interface with targeted areas of expertise.

  • Monitors multiple projects and teams to ensure timely delivery of expected work product within approved budget.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with national and regional groups.

  • Assists regions in developing priorities, aims and plans, and provides coaching and advice to colleagues on successful strategies for analytical deliverables.

  • Participates on regional or national work groups.

  • Ensures customer service orientation both internally and externally.

  • Makes formal presentations to various senior-level audiences.

  • Develops and delivers presentations, educational materials, and position papers to all levels of leadership and management regarding program wide performance, programs, and project in targeted area.

  • Integrates industry trends and best practices throughout programs, projects, and goals.

  • Consider appropriate computer skills necessary to perform job.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of related experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of policies, practices and systems.

  • Regularly contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.

  • Considered functional expert in field within KP.

  • Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods.

  • Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist.

  • Consider clinical expertise needs.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.


TITLE: Principal Consultant, CMI Evidence Services

LOCATION: Oakland, California

REQNUMBER: 1079638

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.