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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.

Senior Research Interventionist - Clinical Research Nurse

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 911038 Date posted: 10/20/2020

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Description:

THE KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KPWHRI) IS SEEKING A RESEARCH NURSE TO JOIN A FAST PACED RESEARCH TEAM THAT VALUES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION!  MUST BE A WASHINGTON STATE LICENSED RN OR LPN. THIS IS A POSITION WITH THE VACCINE AND TREATMENT EVALUATION UNIT, WHICH IS PART OF THE IMMUNIZATION STUDIES TEAM. WE CONDUCT NIH AND INDUSTRY SPONSORED CLINICAL TRIALS OF INVESTIGATIONAL VACCINES AND ARE CONDUCTING MULTIPLE COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO JOIN OUR TEAM WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO WORK IN A FAST PACED, STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT, WHO HAS EXTREME ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE ABILITY TO LEARN QUICKLY AND MULTI-TASK WITH CUSTOMERS FROM A BROAD RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS. PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH VACCINE TRIALS PREFERRED.  APPLICANTS WHO REPRESENT THE BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.





The Senior Research Interventionist utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in project planning and implementation of data collection for complex clinical/health research trials. Closely collaborates with Principal Investigators and delivery system professionals in designing, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of clinical research study activities. Will directly or functionally supervises Research Interventionists, Clinical Research Specialists, or other research staff in the conduct of clinical study procedures within a specific programmatic area of research. Contributes professional clinical expertise, and serves as a resource to, related programmatic areas in the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.





Essential Responsibilities:



  • Performs clinical evaluation, intervention and measurements requiring professional clinical knowledge, education and training.  Uses clinical knowledge and skills to make decisions around patient safety and study participation issues. Evaluates responses of participants and makes independent judgments regarding the conduct of clinical interventions. Performs advanced medical record review as needed, and monitors quality of clinical measures across studies.

  • In collaboration with Principal Investigator and Project Manager, contributes specialized clinical knowledge to the design and execution of clinical research studies. Participates in the planning phase of new studies, including maximizing the feasibility of the proposed studies, using knowledge of the specific study population and potential clinical settings. At the direction of the Principal Investigator, insures that clinical studies are implemented and conducted in accordance with IRB approvals, FDA regulations and GCP/ICH guidance. Designs study instruments, case report forms, and standard operating procedures to ensure data quality, optimal human subjects protections, and regulatory compliance. Represents the research study team on behalf of the Principal Investigator to external collaborators, study monitors, and KFHPW clinical sites. Ensures a seamless interface of clinical research studies with the provision of clinical care.

  • Provides direct or functional supervision of clinical research staff to ensure proper execution of study protocols. May include the management and supervision of staff including the recruitment and selection of staff, the development and evaluation of staff and when necessary the discipline and termination of staff. Provides training to, and oversees clinical activities of clinical research staff members, or other relevant study staff within programmatic area of research. Coordinates clinical activities across multiple and/or complex research studies.

  • Serves as a critical resource to managers and investigators in the Institute for matters relating to clinical practices, and the implementation of policies and procedures in clinical research studies.


Basic Qualifications:
Experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with clinical activities required by the research projects.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree as determined by the needs of the research projects as follows: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, or Acupuncturist.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • One of the following: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, Acupuncturist by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with protocol development and clinical monitoring procedures required.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently and to provide leadership in a team setting.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience.
  • Seven (7) years of experience as research interventionist or intermediate to high-level clinical research professional.
  • Supervisory, staff training, and leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects.
  • Master's degree or PhD in health-related field AND certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects as follows: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Mental Health Therapist/Specialist, MSW, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, or Acupuncturist.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies 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 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.

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