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Seattle Children's Hospital Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Literature Reviewer in Seattle, Washington

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho -- the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Responsible for utilizing Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) methodology to identify, synthesize, and present available science in the medical literature that delivers the most effective and highest quality patient outcomes. EBM is defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Collaborates with the clinical teams and clinical content experts, to create, review, update and standardize external evidence with individual clinical expertise and patient preferences to deliver the most effective, high quality health care to patients at Seattle Children’s. Champions Seattle Children’s, Center for Quality and Patient Safety, and the Quality and Clinical Effectiveness department initiatives by cultivating a culture of continuous clinical quality improvement, advancing improvement science knowledge, and encouraging improvement science scholarship.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Advanced degree in health-care related field, for example, MPH, MD, RN PharmD, MD,PhD, or a minimum of 5 years experience working in a health-care related field.

  • Minimum 3 years critically appraising medical literature

  • Expertise in GRADE critical appraisal methodology (McMaster University)


  • Training or special qualification in EBM or translational research

  • Training or experience in clinical quality improvement science

  • Experience with DistillerSR, Reference Manager (EndNote), and Microsoft Office software


  • This role is 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week); actual work days/times to be discussed and approved by manager

  • This role will require a combination of remote (60%) and onsite work (40%).

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

External Job Title: Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Literature Reviewer

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2022-44350

FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.8 FTE (64 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Qual & Clinical Effectiveness

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 4800 Sand Point Way NE

Remote Work Percent: 100