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Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Facilitator

The Geneva Foundation
Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Job Type
    Employee

Overview

A TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP) Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Facilitator will directly support EBP nursing efforts at both a local and regional level, and also serve as one of several consultants to the TSNRP efforts to expand EBP efforts across the Military Healthcare System (MHS).  The primary focus of the role is on training, mentoring, and encouraging evidence-based EBP efforts among the nursing staff at a military treatment facility in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  This includes helping nurses select appropriate EBP topics, develop a strong PICO(T) question, form inter-professional teams, review and synthesize published literature, select appropriate outcome measures, analyze and evaluate the outcomes, and disseminate the results of the project.  This position also acts as a role model and mentor to the various hospital and medical staff departments in facilitating and supporting their EBP activities, both via the provision of available resources as well as direct support of the EBP process. The EBP Consultant will directly support organization-wide EBP teams that further the goals of the hospital leadership team, especially the senior nurse leader.   General oversight and direction for these activities is provided by the Director of Nursing Research at the individual facility although the EBP Consultant is expected to function autonomously and develop long-term goals with plans to address these goals.  Additional input and recommendations will be provided to the TSNRP Executive Director on how best to coordinate EBP efforts across the MHS.  The EBP Consultant position requires a foundation of clinical knowledge, organizational function, data analysis abilities, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Responsibilities

  • Questions clinical practices for the purpose of improving the quality of care
  • Describes clinical problems using internal evidence
  • Participates in the formulation of clinical questions using PICOT format
  • Searches for external evidence to answer focused clinical questions
  • Participates in critical appraisal of preappraised evidence
  • Participates in the critical appraisal of published research studies to determine their strength and applicability to clinical practice
  • Participates in the evaluation and synthesis of a body of evidence gathered to determine its strength and applicability to clinical practice
  • Collects practice data systematically as internal evidence for clinical decision making in the care of individuals, groups, and populations
  • Integrates evidence gathered from external and internal sources in order to plan evidence-based practice changes
  • Implements practice changes based on evidence and clinical expertise and patient preferences to improve care processes and patient outcomes
  • Evaluates outcomes of evidence-based decisions and practice changes for individuals, groups, and populations to determine best practices
  • Disseminates best practices supported by evidence to improve quality of care and patient outcomes
  • Participates in strategies to sustain an evidence-based practice culture
  • Actively participates in, or leads, a local EBP Council

  • Serves as a mentor to staff for EBP projects

  • Develops, implements and maintains processes that support EBP efforts at the MTF and throughout the Region

  • Provides input to TSNRP on how to enhance EBP efforts across the MHS

  • Actively leads at least one ongoing EBP project

  • Identifies centrally available clinical and business data to support EBP projects

  • Assists with development and implementation of EBP training for nurses at all levels, to include outlying (geographically separated) facilities.

  • Assists appropriate clinical staff and nursing committees to incorporate EBP principles

  • Exhibits responsibility and accountability for assigned work, works independently

  • Must balance multiple tasks/projects while meeting organizational standards

  • Must be detail oriented and able to follow through on all assigned tasks

  • Uses various software programs to develop, generate and update documentation

  • Demonstrates effective skills in all forms of communication

  • Ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and frequent interruptions

Requirements

  • Active registered nursing license
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (at a minimum) or Advanced Nursing Degree (preferred)
  • Completion of formal, 3-credit, graduate-level Evidence-Based Practice course or equivalent
  • Experience conducting Evidence-Based Practice projects
Posted: 2019-06-03 Expires: 2019-07-06

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The Geneva Foundation
Portsmouth, Virginia

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