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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.

Research Assistant

Location: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 751560 Date posted: 01/16/2019
Assists investigators and performs variety of preliminary screening, recruitment, research, analysis and other research tasks related to research programs. Assists in managing and coordinating research projects. Recruits and schedules patient screening, interviews and testing of study subjects. Understands research design and development of tools and processes. Knowledgeable in development of study forms for data collection and adjustment of literacy levels on consent and intake forms. Assists in project assessment and evaluation development and reporting. Performs data-entry, record and file maintenance activities for projects. Prepares reports, presentations, and correspondence related to projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient recruiting, screening, interviews, and testing accurately with tact and courtesy and in manner that exhibits an understanding of needs of study participants and their families. Follows all research protocols for data collection and quality control.

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge/skills in epidemiology, biostatistics and health education. Assists in development of study design, tools and processes, such as forms for data collection and performance of adjustment of literacy levels on consent forms, intake forms, and letters.

  • Prepares reports and presentations and writes correspondence to cohort members.

  • Assists in project assessment and evaluation development and reporting.

  • Assists in managing and coordinating research projects.

  • Identifies and resolves data quality issues or errors. Maintains data integrity. Prepares and cleans data prior to analysis.

  • Understands and maintains current knowledge of legislation regarding human subjects protection, confidentiality and patient privacy. Adjusts patient recruitment and study processes as needed to ensure compliance.

  • Maintains current knowledge in field as it applies to assigned research study.

  • Functions as team member in planning and conducting presentations.

  • Keeps abreast of all assigned project activities. Attends and participates in staff meetings and training sessions. Recognizes and reports any problems affecting research protocol to Project Coordinator.

  • Clinical functions as appropriate to study needs, training, education or licensure, and as deemed competent.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum six (6) months of research related interviewing/recruitment experience.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or health related fields, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid driver's license.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of form and style for research reporting.

  • Basic knowledge of scientific research methods/procedures.

  • Familiarity with preparation of scientific reports and data entry requirements of examination findings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in following complex oral and written instructions, multi-tasking with accuracy, oral communication, written communication, customer service, and interpersonal relations.

  • Auto insurance, and vehicle available for full-time business use.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Kaiser Mainframe (PCR/PINQ/Lotus Notes).

  • Phlebotomy or related experience working in clinical laboratory setting.

  • Working knowledge of Kaiser medical records systems and processes, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and diagnostic examinations, ICD-9 CM and CPT4 coding systems, UHDDS definitions, and related documentation systems.

  • Understanding of current methods of diagnosis and treatment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in recruitment and interviewing techniques related to study of research cohort group in a clinic setting, preparation of scientific reports and data entry requirements of examination findings, and specimen processing.

  • Master's degree in public health, social work, psychology counseling, or social sciences, OR six (6) years of experience in research.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Dole Service Center 680 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101 201 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Research - CB Funded Travel: Yes, 5 % 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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