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UCSF JBI Centre for Evidence Synthesis and Implementation 2019 UCSF Invitational JBI Clinical Fellows Application


Program Purpose

This six-month program is designed for nurse clinicians, managers, educators, and researchers who want to explore strategies that promote effective evidence implementation.  Two week-long intensive workshops will be conducted at the UCSF JBI Centre for Synthesis and Implementation in San Francisco, California.  In the intervening months between the workshops, participants will create and launch an Evidence Implementation Project at their home institution.   Participants must have access to a clinical site for their implementation project.

 This program offers participants guided opportunities to explore the literature and to acquire skills in the JBI Practice Application of Clinical Evidence Systems (PACES) and Getting Research into Practice (GRIP) software.  The program culminates with the publication of each participant’s Evidence Implementation Report in the JBI journal.  Successful completion of this program entitles participants to become certified JBI Clinical Fellows.      

 The overall objectives of this program are to:

 1.             Teach participants critical elements of evidence implementation, namely:  developing a project protocol; developing mastery of PACES and GRIP JBI software; launching and evaluating an evidence implementation project at one’s home institution; and disseminating project findings through manuscript writing and dissemination. 

2.             Develop and hone participants’ leadership skills that are necessary to implement and sustain a successful evidence implementation project. 

3.             Develop and hone participants’ analytical thinking and writing skills that can improve patient, family, and system outcomes.

4.              Foster participants’ professional growth and development.


2019 Program Dates

Week 1 June 24-28, 2019

Week 2 October 21-24, 2019

Application Deadline May 17, 2019

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Program Funding and Resource Allocation

The UCSF JBI Clinical Fellows program is free to former Evidence Based Practice Fellows, as funding allows. Participant in the Clinical Fellows program will receive 45 contact hours (CEs) at the conclusion of the two-week program, in addition to course materials and lunch on each workshop day.

 Funding for the UCSF JBI Clinical Fellows program will be shared between the UCSF Institute for Nursing Excellence (INEx) and the Clinical Fellow’s home unit.  Fellows will be entitled to float their training time for the two-week workshops to INEx and recharge up to 12 hours/month to INEx for the duration of the fellowship (June 24 – October 24, 2019). The time will allow for the Fellow to work on their evidence implementation project, as well as any Clinical Coach time that is required.  Additional time for the project may be needed.  This time is to be negotiated with your manager. Project time is considered time in lieu of--not in addition to—time worked. Additionally, in order to receive the JBI Clinical Fellows medallion and have one’s name entered on the JBI Clinical Fellows Honour Board at the JBI World Headquarters in Adelaide, Australia, the Clinical Fellow must have their implementation report submitted to JBI for publication by December 14, 2019.  Clinical Fellows who have successfully completed the program will receive their medallion at the annual Clinical InQuERI Conference held in San Francisco, California in February 2020.

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Fellow Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Former UCSF Medical Center EBP Fellow

  2. Completed support forms from both:

    1. Clinical Coach (Appendix B)

    2. Supervisor/Unit Director (Appendix C)

Clinical Coach Eligibility Criteria

A Clinical Coach functions as a sponsor for each JBI Clinical Fellow and will work closely with the Fellow to ensure that the evidence implementation project follows the necessary timeline in order for the Fellow to be successful in the program.  UCSF Invitational JBI Clinical Fellows will utilize UCSF EBP Clinical Coaches.  Clinical Coaches may be called upon to assist in the following ways: 

·         Guidance in reviewing and critiquing project-related literature

·         Assistance with project scope and strategies to implement the evidence implementation project

·         Support throughout the project


UCSF Medical Center 2019 EBP/JBI Clinical Coaches Roster

The following clinical leaders have completed the EBP Clinical Coaches’ Course and may be available to serve as coaches in the EBP/JBI Clinical Fellows Program:

Susan Barbour, Palliative Care CNS

Robin Bisgaard, ICN CNIV

Lindsay Bolt, Adult Acute & Transitional Clinical Nurse Educator

Sarah Brynelson, Pain CNS

Mark Ciano, Stoke Coordinator

Amy Larsen, Adult Critical Care CNS

Lori Fineman, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care CNS

Melissa Lee, Adult Acute & Transitional Care CNS

Michelle Macal, Adult Acute & Transitional Care CNS

Barbette Murphy, Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Med/Surg & TCU

Sherrie Nameth, Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Educator

Dawn Pizzini, Pediatric Acute & Transitional Care Clinical Nurse Educator

Anjal Pong, Pediatric Operating Room Clinical Nurse Educator

Mary-Ann Rich, Adult Operating Room Clinical Nurse Educator

Bobby Robertson, Lead Wound and Skin Care Nurse

Ben Tanner, Emergency Department CNS

Lisa Tsang, Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse, Hematology/Onc/BMT


Application Process

All components of the UCSF JBI Clinical Fellows Application must be received on or before May 17, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 UCSF JBI Clinical Fellows Program.

Participant’s JBI Clinical Fellows Program Application, which includes:

  1.    Signed and completed Clinical Fellows Application Form (Appendix A)

  2.    Signed and completed Coach Support Form (Appendix B)

  3.    Signed and completed Supervisor/Unit Director Support Form (Appendix C)

  4.    Signed and completed Clinical Fellows Program Service Agreement (Appendix E)

  5. Complete Proposal Evaluation/Impact Score Sheet (Appendix F)