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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.

Interventionist Research, Mental Health Wellness Coach Research (KPWHRI)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 888462 Date posted: 07/16/2020

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Description:

SEEKING A MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN TO ADMINISTER RESEARCH INTERVENTIONS FOR SMOKING CESSATION AND FOR ADULTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN AND OTHER CONDITIONS. SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCE IN COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, EXPERIENCE IN MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING, AND ABILITY TO ADHERE TO RESEARCH PROTOCOL. AN ABILITY TO WORK WITH RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS FROM A BROAD RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS AND EXCITEMENT TO JOIN A WORKFORCE THAT VALUES DIVERSITY ARE CRITICAL TO THIS ROLE.


Utilizes professional clinical skills, education and/or experience in project planning and implementation of data collection for complex clinical/health research trials. Utilizes professional clinical skills/training for independent decision making for data collection/trial intervention(s)/evaluation. The scope of responsibility for a Research Interventionist is greater than that for a Clinical Research Specialist due to any combination of the following: greater level of independent safety or clinical decision making required; greater level of specialized clinical knowledge required; substantial contribution to areas such as project intervention materials, plans, study design and research papers; and comprehensive consultation role on policies and methodology.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs clinical evaluation/intervention/measurements requiring professional clinical knowledge/education/training. Utilizes clinical knowledge and skills to evaluate participant responses and make subsequent decisions around patient safety and participation issues.
  • Provides professional expertise in day-to-day coordination of research activities. Develops project intervention plans and tools, data collection instruments, manual of operations, trains new employees, prepares reports, etc. Plans, implements and monitors participant safety and data quality control measures.
  • Evaluates responses of participants and makes independent clinical judgments regarding responses to clinical intervention.
  • 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.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience performing professional functions required by the project.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects, such as, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, certified mental health therapist/specialist, MSW, pharmacist, physical therapist, certified health education specialist, clinical psychologist, acupuncturist. As applicable to research project and field of study by date of hire/transfer.
  • Experience with individual and/or group counseling and/or facilitation, and related research experience.
  • Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/assessment skills as required by the projects.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory policies governing industry practices, HIPAA requirements for clinical research, and knowledgeable about patient safety and quality control requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Continual updating of skills and knowledge related to research.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or PhD in health-related field.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable 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: KPWHRI 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.

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    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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