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Interviewer, Behavioral Health Lead - Remote

Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1026525 Date posted 01/17/2022
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To help PIs and project administrators to plan, develop, and implement participant screening and data collection through mental health and psychosocial assessments and related research data collection. To provide on going training and coordination to Research Mental Health Interviewer and other interviewing staff.

Essential Functions:
- Develop and implement training for interviewing staff using standardized and innovative mental health diagnostic and psychosocial assessment tools following specific study protocols. Develop, implement and maintain procedures for the assessment interview process and for quality assurance procedures for both the interviewing processes and data collections.
- Coordinate staff availability, and work schedules. Assist PIs and other staff to identify, set up and maintain remote study sites, (e.g. KP clinics, community sites, etc.). Provide reports on outcomes of assessment efforts to include; recruitment yields, labor and non-labor costs, and accuracy rates of data collections.
- Build and maintain a library of standardized mental health and psychosocial diagnostic and assessment instruments, both hard copies and a Web-based catalog system.
- Conduct standardized mental health diagnostic interviews and psychosocial instruments according to research protocols in a variety of settings to include the research clinic, mental health clinics, community setting, and participant homes. Collect and document accurate screening data on research participants following stringent guidelines regarding confidentiality and protection of human subjects. Perform case management activities to maintain and enhance study participant retention and adherence. Use appropriate computer programs to assist in participant identification; data collection; tracking; ordering referrals, laboratory tests or procedures; or communication, such as RRS, Health Connect, study specific programs, CAS, and other computer software as needed.
- Performs other duties as requested.
Basic Qualifications:


• N/A


• Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

• N/A


Additional Requirements:

• Experience working with participants with mental illness.

• Experience interviewing participants for data collection.

• Advanced knowledge of symptomatology and diagnosis of mental illness and addiction.

• Advanced knowledge of SADS and K-SADS or similar diagnostic interview.

• Advanced knowledge of DSM-IV.

• Familiarity with symptomatology and diagnoses of mental illnesses.

• Comfortable working with participants with severe mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction.

• Good written and oral communication skills.

• Good organizational skills.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Able to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

• Able to work independently with little or no supervision.

• Basic computer skills in Microsoft office, Excel, Access and Word.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior supervision and training experience with structured mental health diagnostic interviews and psychosocial assessments.

• Master's degree in psychology or related mental health field.

• Expert knowledge of diagnostic structured interviews and assessment tools such as SADS and K-SADS, DICA, SCID, CIDI.

• Expert knowledge of the etiology of severe mental illness and DSM-4.

• Expert knowledge of research methodology.

• Excellent computer skills.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Excellent interviewing skills.

• Working in a research setting following standardized protocols for collecting data.

• Conducting structured mental health diagnostic interviews and psychosocial assessments with a variety of age groups and types of illnesses.

• Working as part of a team.



  • Bilingual in Spanish and English




Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Center for Health Research Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NW-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Department: Center for Health Research - Research-Behavior Asses&Chnge - 1001 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.