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Training & Development Specialist

June 04, 2018 9:36 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

Training & Development Specialist

Kaiser Permanente- Washington Permanente Medical Group Administration

Full-Time Renton, WA, United States


Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Full Time 1.0 FTE Training & Development Specialist to join our WPMG HQ team in Renton, Washington.

Washington Permanente Medical Group Job Announcement announces the opening of a Training & Development Specialist position. Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s preeminent health care systems, is a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated quality care. Washington Permanente Medical Group is dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative and patient-centered care to communities throughout Washington State. Kaiser Permanente includes medical facilities, innovative health plans, a community foundation, and an internationally recognized research center. Its staff and members share a common purpose: transform health care to improve the care and well-being of members, patients, and communities.

General Summary

Develops, designs, and facilitates training programs that support WPMG as the best place to practice. Conducts needs assessments to identify gaps in training opportunities. Serves as content expert on adult learning methodologies, trains clinician faculty and leadership and, trains in a variety of PLD programs for clinicians at all levels of their careers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Meets all regulatory requirements. • Serves as faculty for a variety of PLD programs. • Contributes to the design of PLD programs and training materials. • Maintains current knowledge of training modalities, training content, and efficacy. • Serves as a liaison between PLD and other departments to assess the needs for programs for which they are involved. • Serves as liaison between faculty and support staff in all aspects of production and delivery of curriculum and related materials; oversees the planning, production, and publication of materials as needed. • Designs, develops, and maintains program databases and records as needed and may assist in the preparation of reports on educational activities and events. • Identifies effective methods for assessing the outcomes of program and services. • Coordinates programs and production of program materials. • Completes CME paperwork as needed. • Must meet WPMG compliance and code of conduct standards. • Other duties as assigned including cross training.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge: Areas of specialty or expertise (e.g., intermediate knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities) Skills: Abilities needed to execute job duties (e.g., advanced writing and documentation skills)


• Must possess excellent customer service skills and expertise in job functions, accountability for work, and creation of productive working relationships. • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports. • Knowledge and understanding of curriculum research and development principles and procedures. • Knowledge of adult learning and teaching methods and standards, particularly working with physician audiences. Knowledge of publishing processes, procedures and techniques. • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations. • Demonstrated skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with internal and external colleagues. • Ability to organize meetings and special events. • Proficient in necessary technology.


• Demonstrated skill at working within multidisciplinary teams in large, complex organizations. • Demonstrated skill coaching leaders and professionals. • Demonstrated skill in other areas of training, leadership development or education. • Demonstrated facilitation skills.


Benefits include: Medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, long-term disability, long-term care benefits


Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered Chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. 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.



Required: Bachelors


Required: 2 years of experience as a trainer developing curricula.

Preferred: Two or more years’ experience as a trainer in a complex organization. Experience in leadership development and coaching.

Please send your CV to Naomi Schmidt, Medical Staff Recruiter, at naomi.c.schmidt@kp.org.



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