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Operating one of the industry’s largest and most respected research programs, Kaiser Permanente employs nearly 1,800 research experts at 9 specialized centers across the country. With a research budget of $221 million and more than 2,500 studies and clinical trials underway at any given time, this is a place where you can have a profound impact on the future of health.

Clinical Trials Research Specialist II

Location: Aurora, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 801049 Date posted: 06/14/2019

Responsible for research infrastructure and implementation support of studies, including patient recruitment, enrollment, monitoring and follow-up. Collaborates with other study personnel. Coordinates activities as requested to assure completion in a quality and timely manner, consistent with protocols and procedures in the project plan. Ensures compliance with research subject enrollment and data collection protocols. Responsible for the documentation and reporting of adverse events. As a member of the IHR, you will be held accountable for compliance with federal, state, institutional, and departmental requirements. You will be trained on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for Researchers and on Human Research Participant Protection; completion of training will be documented.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Independently develops and designs research data collection tools, working with clinic staff to ensure ease of research project implementation, and project start up.
  • With minimal direction from Project Manager and investigators, creates information materials for study subjects, which may include courses, counseling, printed materials, electronic media or training plans. Counsels and conducts educational classes for study patients. Delivers the study intervention that may include obtaining patient informed consent, providing health education or counseling to participants.
  • With minimal direction from investigator and/or project manager, coordinates day-to-day progress of research studies. Records research data in case report form, if required. Responsible for the documentation and reporting of adverse events. Conducts focus groups, qualitative interviews or other direct data gathering, if required. Conducts research surveys. Reviews surveys for accuracy; edits and codes data. Monitors and follows-up on research subjects.
  • Documents all research subject visits, site visits, study meetings. Assure timely and accurate data handling. Assists in data quality monitoring. Assist in designing data collection or abstraction forms. Communicates with project manager or investigator and supervisor regarding study task progress.
  • Adhere to federal and local regulations and KPCO Standard Operating Procedures governing research. Follow the IRB approved protocols on federally funded grants as well as on internally funded projects. Adhere to the research protocols for maintaining HIPAA compliance when accessing, manipulating, storing, and transferring data.  Partner with Investigators to adhere to the research requirements outlined in the study protocol and data use agreements report all violation/deviations immediately to the Investigator and IRB.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in working with patients and/or research subjects.

  • Master's degree in nursing, health education, social science or related field OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:

  • Previous experience in clinical or health services research.
  • Health care/research experience required.
  • Experience with facilitation of focus groups, motivational interviewing or health education classes.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Expertise with database software.
  • Ability to multitask, plan, organize and prioritize projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Aurora,Waterpark III 2550 S. Parker Rd. S400 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Institute for Health Research Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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