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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 Associate I, Kaiser Addiction Medicine Recovery Services clinic - 8 month Duration

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 846027 Date posted: 12/02/2019
Description:
This position is for about an 8 month Duration. Position ends in August. 

Coordinates small scale project(s) e.g., less than one year, under 100k annually. Works under general supervision. Final review required for each phase of assignment.

Essential Functions:
- Coordinates recruitment of participants and develops information packets for the participants. Monitors and tracks participant progress throughout the project and provides follow-up as needed. Assists with development of research instruments. Trains research assistants.
- Edits and manipulates data; performs data manipulation to produce progress reports including basic statistical analyses. Maintains project records&reports. Reviews literature relating to research project. May conduct detailed, complex in-person or telephone interviews. May be responsible for data quality assurance. May coordinate small scale research projects.
- Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.

We are seeking an organized, detailed-oriented individual for recruiting and interviewing patients in Kaiser Addiction Medicine Recovery Services clinic in Walnut Creek for a digital health research study.

The study will explore the utility and feasibility of using passive mobile sensing devices to predict treatment retention and medication adherence.

Research Associate (RA) will recruit patients, schedule appointments, conduct baseline and follow up assessments, issue and track digital equipment (smartphone and smartwatch), and train participants how to use digital equipment. 

RA will ensure compliance with digital data collection during the 12-week study period, and be responsible for utilizing several electronic data management systems for tracking recruitment, collecting study data, and issuing participant incentives.  

- Master-s degree is strongly preferred.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum one (1) year of experience in one or more of the technical areas required - Professional certification (e.g., RN, RHIT, RD, etc.) may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
Education
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- N/A.



Additional Requirements:
- Experience with interviewing & chart review.
- Basic knowledge of questionnaire design&simple data analysis & interpretation.
- Knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet design, & database applications.
- Familiar with medical terminology.
- Must be able to work in Labor/Management Partnership environment.


 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology or other related field preferred, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field preferred.

We are seeking an organized, detailed-oriented individual for recruiting and interviewing patients in Kaiser Addiction Medicine Recovery Services clinic in Walnut Creek for a digital health research study.

The study will explore the utility and feasibility of using passive mobile sensing devices to predict treatment retention and medication adherence.

Research Associate (RA) will recruit patients, schedule appointments, conduct baseline and follow up assessments, issue and track digital equipment (smartphone and smartwatch), and train participants how to use digital equipment. 

RA will ensure compliance with digital data collection during the 12-week study period, and be responsible for utilizing several electronic data management systems for tracking recruitment, collecting study data, and issuing participant incentives.  

- Master-s degree is strongly preferred.


Primary Location: California,Oakland,2000 Broadway 2000 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 32 Shift: Variable Workdays: Variable *This is a temporay position. Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Division of Research Travel: No 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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