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Research Specialist I (KPWHRI)

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1009004 Date posted 10/20/2021
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Description:
JOIN THE SURVEY RESEARCH TEAM AT KPWHRI! OUR TEAM CONDUCTS HIGH QUALITY SURVEY RESEARCH AND DATA COLLECTION ACTIVITIES FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATORS AT THE INSTITUTE AS WELL AS OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS. THIS POSITION WOULD PRIMARILY BE WORKING WITH SURVEY PROJECT MANAGERS TO EXECUTE PROJECTS, INCLUDING PREPARING PARTICIPANT MAILINGS, TRACKING PARTICIPANTS, TESTING WEB SURVEY PROGRAMMING, AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS. MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, STRONG INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, AND BE A MOTIVATED, TEAM PLAYER THAT TAKES INITIATIVE TO GET THE JOB DONE. MS OFFICE, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND PROTOCOL-DRIVEN WORK EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. APPLICANTS WHO REPRESENT THE BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND UPLOAD A RESUME AND COVER LETTER.




Under the general supervision of a Research Project Manager, performs operational activities for research project(s) including complex recruitment, data collection, and database management guided by written protocols. Assists in the development and maintenance of written study materials and protocols. Participates as part of the research team and may provide administrative support for the research study. May provide training and orientation to other staff as it relates to specific tasks. Often performs routine functions of Research Specialist I independently. Involves supervisor or other staff when needed for complex issues and as specified in written protocols. Requires knowledge of basic research methodology and tools.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Recruitment/Data Collection Activities: a) Performs complex recruitment and/or data collection activities requiring specialized skills, education, or experience (e.g., medical record reviews, interviews, mailed questionnaires, physical measurements, and quality assurance). b) Interacts and communicates with study participants effectively, responding to questions and referring to other staff as appropriate (e.g., when specified in written protocols or when question is outside of Research Specialist I scope).

  • Administration Communication a) May provide administrative support for the research study, including ordering supplies, scheduling/coordinating meetings, filing, copying, etc. b) Participates as part of the research team by attending meetings, recording minutes, identifying and communicating problems, and proposing solutions.

  • Systems/Tracking - Development Maintenance a) Assists in developing and/or maintaining written study materials, protocols, and documentation. b) Maintains and may develop computer files, databases and/or computer tracking systems for project documentation, monitoring, data collection, and data quality. c) Provides data reports.

  • Training/Oversight/Mentoring a) May provide training and orientation to staff performing data collection or project support activities.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • Minimum one (1) year of working with relevant computer software. Intern or volunteer experience may be considered

     



Education



  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • N/A

     



Additional Requirements:



  • Basic knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities relevant to the project, e.g. medical record review, interviewing, participant assessment, recruitment and retention.

  • Depending on project, may require specific experience with data collection modalities.

  • Relevant computer proficiency.

  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills.

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • One (1) year of experience in health research.

  • Associates degree in health sciences or health-related discipline.

  • Intermediate or demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities relevant to the project (e.g. medical record review, interviewing, participant assessment, recruitment and retention).

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.


Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Met Park East - RI Survey Research_Recharge - 1130 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.