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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 Research Specialist- Temporary, Capitol Hill/Northgate

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 826167 Date posted: 09/09/2019
Description:

**WOULD
YOU LIKE TO FILL AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON A CDC RESEARCH STUDY (FLUVE2) TO SEE HOW
WELL THE FLU VACCINE WORKS? THIS POSITION LASTS ABOUT 4 MONTHS DURING FLU
SEASON AND ENROLLS PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS. WE ARE HIRING FOR
MULTIPLE KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON CLINICS.



THIS
POSTING IS FOR STAFF TO WORK IN CAPITOL HILL OR NORTHGATE. FULL- AND PART-TIME
HOURS AVAILABLE (SEE OUR OTHER POSTINGS TO APPLY FOR CLINICS NORTH OF SEATTLE
AND SOUTH OF SEATTLE/OLYMPIA).



THE
CLINICAL RESEARCH SPECIALIST WILL REVIEW SCHEDULES, SCREEN, CONSENT, ADMINISTER
A QUESTIONNAIRE, AND PERFORM NOSE AND THROAT SWABS ON PARTICIPANTS. THE
POSITION WILL TRAIN IN SEATTLE.



THE
IDEAL CANDIDATE IS SELF-MOTIVATED AND ENJOYS A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT. REQUIRES
EXTREME ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND AS A PART OF
A TEAM. EXPERIENCE IN A CLINICAL SETTING OR RECRUITING IS A PLUS.



THIS
IS A GREAT POSITION FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES WITH INTEREST IN MEDICAL OR
RESEARCH FIELDS

Utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in data collection for complex clinical/health research trials. Utilizes professional clinical skills/training in decision making for data collection/trial intervention(s)/evaluation.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs clinical evaluation/intervention/measurements requiring professional clinical knowledge/education/training. Utilizes specialized knowledge to evaluate participant responses and make subsequent decisions.
  • Evaluates responses of participants and makes clinical judgments regarding responses to data collection instrument following study guidelines. Participates as part of the research project team, attends project meetings, and identifies problems and proposes solutions.
  • May perform medical record review requiring professional clinical background/education/ experience for correct interpretation and data collection. May perform telephone interviews, in-person interviews or physical assessments requiring professional clinical background/ education.
  • May perform complex recruitment, data evaluation & quality control procedures.
  • May assist in the day-to-day coordination of research activities. May develop data collection instruments, manual of operations, train new employees, prepare reports, order supplies, etc. May plan, implement and monitor participant safety and data quality control measures.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience performing professional functions needed for the project.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, health education, nursing or a related field as determined by the needs of the project which may include certifications or licenses as a Registered Nurse, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist or Certified Health Education Specialist.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/ assessment skills as by the project.

  • Able to organize and communicate with multiple parties and travel between multiple sites.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working on research projects collecting data from human subjects and record review/interview experience. 

  • RN or a master's degree in a related field.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building 201 16th Ave. E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Research and Development Department: KPWHRI 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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