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Career Opportunities

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Clinical Research Director Tricia Buscio, RN, MHA, and Research Support Specialist Kelli O'Hara


Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute hires talented professionals to join us in our mission to improve health and health care for all. Below are a select openings. For information on other career opportunities at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, check Kaiser Permanente Washington's job site.

Open positions


Evaluator & Learning Associate I

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 854649 Date posted: 12/26/2019

Description:
AT CCHE, WE PARTNER WITH HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES. WE TAKE A COLLABORATIVE AND CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND TO LEARNING WHAT WORKS. CLIENTS TELL US THEY PARTNER WITH US FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, GRASP OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND CROSS-SECTOR APPROACHES TO HEALTH IMPROVEMENT, REALISTIC APPROACH TO DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT, FLEXIBILITY, AND PASSION FOR USING DATA FOR LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT. CCHE WORKS ON INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. WE SEEK SOMEONE WHO BRINGS INTERPERSONAL SKILL WORKING WITHIN TEAMS; PROFESSIONAL OR LIVED EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH OR IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, WITH EQUITY AS A GOAL; KNOWLEDGE OF EVALUATION METHODS IN A SOCIAL SERVICE FIELD (E.G., GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, PHILANTHROPY, OR HEALTH CARE); DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS; A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY; AND COMFORT WITH COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

Entry-level evaluator for the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) team. Participate in development, design and implementation of evaluation projects. Develop study materials and collaborate on study design and protocol development. Participate in study analyses, quality assurance, and data interpretation. Participate in the dissemination of findings. Communicate with overall project lead regarding progress of evaluations. Conduct project planning. Manages administrative resources by conducting long-range project planning and developing and managing project budgets. Meet quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the research project.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Carry out work on small and large-scale evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Assist in the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize study tasks and review progress. Participate in the development of study materials, including recruitment procedures, data collection instruments, tracking forms, and systems. Oversee recruitment and data collection. Develop and implement data quality procedures. Maintain appropriate documentation. Prepare and submit study progress reports. Problem-solve with other staff on issues pertaining to participant recruitment/retention, quality assurance, and resource allocation. Continuously identify and implement process improvements to enhance functioning of the project team.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage study budgets of low to medium complexity. Identify/forecast personnel and other resource requirements (including long-range forecasting across multiple budget years). Coordinate and/or approve labor distribution for staff charging effort to project. Assure timely submission of budget related items for grant and contract applications. Approve and reconcile project-related budget expenditures. Forecast expenditures, monitor spending, and identify discrepancies using available financial tools. Anticipate budget variances and, with guidance, implement corrective measures when indicated.
  • Engage project clients and stakeholders around aspects of evaluation projects, including development, design, implementation and dissemination. Participate in regular meetings with clients to discuss project timeline, methods, activities and results.
  • Contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives by participating in strategic-area work groups.
  • Participate in the writing of scientific papers in peer reviewed articles regarding community based health promotion and program evaluation) as a lead or co-author.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working on evaluation projects, including participating in study design, data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree OR a minimum four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) is required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills; Comprehensive knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of evaluators and project staff.
  • Familiarity with budget development and management.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, delegation, and project management skills; Ability to balance confident decision-making with respectful collaboration and judicious reliance on others' counsel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or a minimum two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00am Working Hours End: 4:00pm 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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Evaluator & Learning Associate II

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 854655 Date posted: 12/26/2019

Description:
AT CCHE, WE PARTNER WITH HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES. WE TAKE A COLLABORATIVE AND CUSTOMIZED APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND TO LEARNING WHAT WORKS. CLIENTS TELL US THEY PARTNER WITH US FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, GRASP OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS AND CROSS-SECTOR APPROACHES TO HEALTH IMPROVEMENT, REALISTIC APPROACH TO DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT, FLEXIBILITY, AND PASSION FOR USING DATA FOR LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT. CCHE WORKS ON INITIATIVES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. WE SEEK SOMEONE WHO BRINGS INTERPERSONAL SKILL WORKING WITHIN TEAMS; PROFESSIONAL OR LIVED EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH OR IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, WITH EQUITY AS A GOAL; KNOWLEDGE OF EVALUATION METHODS IN A SOCIAL SERVICE FIELD (E.G., GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, PHILANTHROPY, OR HEALTH CARE); DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS; A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY; AND COMFORT WITH COMPLEX SYSTEMS.

Mid-level evaluator for the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) team. Primary leadership responsibility for smaller scientific evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Develop study materials and collaborate on study design and protocol development. Participate in study analyses, quality assurance, and data interpretation. Participate in the dissemination of findings. Communicate with overall project lead regarding progress of evaluations. Conduct project planning. Manages administrative resources by conducting long-range project planning and developing and managing project budgets. Meet quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the research project. Work with overall project leadership to mentor and train staff, build and maintain scientific quality, and implement strategies to continuously improve study management protocols and procedures. Write proposals for future funding, develop and maintain relationships with funders, and contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Direct smaller scientific evaluation projects or significant parts of larger projects. Provide oversight for the creation and maintenance of project timelines. Prioritize study tasks and review progress. Develop/oversee development of study materials, including recruitment procedures, data collection instruments, tracking forms, and systems. Oversee recruitment and data collection. Develop and implement data quality procedures. Maintain appropriate documentation. Prepare and submit study progress reports. Problem-solve with staff on issues pertaining to participant recruitment/retention, quality assurance, and resource allocation. Continuously identify and implement process improvements to enhance functioning of the project team.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage study budgets of medium to high complexity. Identify/forecast personnel and other resource requirements (including long-range forecasting across multiple budget years). Participate in priority setting and resource allocation decisions, and take actions to meet resource needs. Coordinate and/or approve labor distribution for staff charging effort to projects. Assure timely submission of budget related items for grant and contract applications. Approve and reconcile project-related budget expenditures. Forecast expenditures, monitor spending, and identify discrepancies using available financial tools. Anticipate budget variances and independently implement corrective measures when indicated.
  • Engage project clients and stakeholders around all aspects of evaluation projects, including development, design, implementation and dissemination. Have regular meetings with clients to discuss project timeline, methods, activities and results. Present evaluation methods and findings to clients, community groups and other project stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the advancement of CCHE strategic objectives by participating in strategic-area work groups. Strengthen operations and research methods. Contribute to pursuing new areas for project funding.
  • Participate in the writing of scientific papers in peer reviewed articles (regarding community based health promotion and program evaluation) as a lead or co-author.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience leading the development and implementation of evaluation projects.

Education

  • Master's degree in public health or social/behavioral science.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with developing proposals and relationships with funders
  • Interpersonal, and written skills, with ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams of evaluators and project staff.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, delegation, and project management skills.
  • Strong grounding in budget development and management.
  • Strong abilities in change management, conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring.
  • Effective leadership skills, including perceptiveness, critical thinking, sound judgment, systems thinking, and ability to be (and hold others) accountable.
  • Ability to balance confident decision-making with respectful collaboration and judicious reliance on others' counsel.
  • Strong background in evaluation methods, including both qualitative and quantitative skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evaluation design and methodology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM 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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Software Developer (KPWHRI)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 849951 Date posted: 11/27/2019

Description:
THIS POSITION WILL DEVELOP AND SUPPORT ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS IN THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE BUILDING WEBSITES USING VISUAL STUDIO; GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS SSRS, CRYSTAL, SQL, C#, VB, ASP.NET, CSS, AND JAVASCRIPT; EXPERIENCE IN SDLC AND VERSION CONTROL; ABILITY TO MULTITASK AND BE FLEXIBLE TO CHANGING PRIORITIES. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT NEW WEBSITES AND WEB APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE EXISTING SOFTWARE; HANDLE END-TO-END DEVELOPMENT, CREATE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AS WELL AS TEST DOCUMENTS; COLLABORATE WITH END USERS; AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING SOFTWARE AS NEEDED. GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF OOP IS REQUIRED. FAMILIARITY OF MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING IN FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT ARE A PLUS.

Design and support systems and services that allow the business and operations departments to manage the Research Institute. Create and maintain new systems and upgrade legacy systems. Coordinate and communicate with stakeholders. Provide technical expertise to junior programmers and oversee work by the team. Analyze and improve existing systems by identifying where improvements to user efficiency, robustness and stability can be made or where manual processes can be replaced by software solutions. Design, implement, test, and deploy enhancements to our current architecture.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and maintain software programs. Gather requirements, maintain documentation, create prototypes such as flowcharts and diagrams, and develop test plans. Making sure these systems and processes are reliable, scalable, secure, and easily maintained using industry standard tools and methodologies.
  • Provide technical leadership in the upgrade of legacy systems. Proactively assessing system quality risks, suggesting and implementing preventive measures, articulating the state of data quality, and planning and implementing the testing process on large-scale projects. Collaborate with a wide variety of team members and customers, including data architects, developers, analysts, and researchers, and apply technical expertise to identify, design, and implement software solutions.
  • Provide technical expertise to team by training junior software developers while developing applications. Conduct trainings such as code reviews, provide mentoring, and engage team in the use of the SDLC phases.
  • Communicate and coordinate with stakeholders and end users of systems. Work with teams to create specifications and test documents. Conduct regular meetings to demonstrate progress and to review for scope changes.​​​​​​

​​​​​​Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years professional experience in software development

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Computer science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java or C#
  • Experience in using Visual Studio, SQL Server, and other technologies supporting the development and maintenance of web applications
  • Expertise in specific languages and tools used in the applicable technical environment (e.g. C#, VB)
  • Experience using source control (e.g. Git, Subversion)
  • Understanding and experience using SDLC and OOP
  • Good knowledge of reporting software (e.g. SSRS, Crystal)
  • Skill in training and mentoring junior developers
  • Logic and analytical ability
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to changing priorities
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and self-management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight (8) years professional experience in software development
  • Experience in system architecture and web application design
  • Experience with agile program management methodologies
  • Experience in end to end application development
  • Experience in scripting and programming languages (e.g. JQuery, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Demonstrated experience upgrading legacy applications
  • Master's degree in computer science or related field
  • Expertise in creating ASP.NET web applications in Visual Studio using C#
  • Expertise in database development using SQL Server
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Ability to drive consensus on technical design within the team and across teams
  • Ability to build solutions that scale and perform
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Department: KPWHRI Travel: No

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Program Manager, Human Subject Research Protection Program

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 824058 Date posted: 08/23/2019

Description:
The purpose of this position is to a) develop a quality improvement (post-approval) monitoring program, coordinate and conduct monitoring of ongoing research studies, and training in regulatory requirements and ethical standards for research involving humans and their data; (b) perform ethical and regulatory analysis of research study submissions to the Kaiser Permanente Washington Institutional Review Board (KPWA IRB) and maintain appropriate documentation of these studies to ensure compliance with research regulations and KPWA IRB policies and procedures; (c) assist with the development, coordination, and management of individual projects for Human Subjects Research Protection Program.

Essential Responsibilities:

Human Research Protections Program, Quality Improvement Program

  • Develop, implement, and manage a quality-improvement (post-approval) monitoring program. The individual will be responsible for overseeing research monitoring activities in collaboration with internal and external research stakeholders. Responsibilities include developing reports, conducting monitoring visits, (including discussing results with the study PI and project team members), coordinating implementation of research compliance efforts, and assisting with regulatory compliance through monitoring regulatory changes, and program evaluation. Includes escalating high priority issues or risks as appropriate and providing input on corrective action plans. Serve on regional and national working groups.  
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Human Research Protections Program, Project Management

  • Under the oversight of the HRPP Director, the HRPP Program Manager manages key initiatives and special projects for the Human Research Protection Program, such as ongoing development of guidance and SOPs, training and education, compiling research compliance reports, program assessment, creating data management systems, and tracking team goals. Serves on KPWA committees and working groups.

    Institutional Review Board

  • Use advanced research compliance concepts to interpret and apply a wide variety of highly complex federal, state and institutional policies, regulations and guidelines to research projects submitted KP Washington Region IRB. Make determinations and communicate decisions to project teams. Provide consultation, mentoring, and training to KPWA Scientific Investigators and relevant project staff on the appropriate application of federal, state and institutional research policies and regulations. Serve as a Committee member of the Human Subjects Review Committee. Serve on regional and national working groups.

Professional Development

  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies concerning research compliance.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with federal, state, and local regulations related to protection of human subjects and applying ethical principles regarding protection of human subjects.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working in human subjects research, including research design and data management.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with project management.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with developing and providing education or training.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a medical or health care organization or any other covered entity subject to HIPAA requirements.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in a health science, clinical, legal, or public health field OR bachelor's degree in an unrelated field AND four (4) years of directly related experience.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with researchers, staff, IRB members and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and records with tact and discretion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as Institutional Review Board staff.
  • Experience with auditing or monitoring research studies for human subjects compliance.
  • Thorough knowledge of the HIPAA privacy rule as it relates to research.
  • Experience writing policies, procedures, and guidance.
  • Experience in leadership role with or without direct reports.
  • Experience working cross-functionally across departments, functions, or business lines.
  • Advanced degree.

Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM 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: Human Research Protection Program/IRB Travel: No

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Post Award Research Administrator II

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 837712 Date posted: 11/01/2019

Description:
KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KPWHRI) IS SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED GRANT MANAGER WHO DESIRES TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED, COLLEGIAL ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING WORLD-CLASS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH THE ABILITY TO RELATE TO DIVERSE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS AND BE ABLE TO PUT COMPLEX FINANCIAL AND COMPLIANCE ISSUES INTO PLAIN LANGUAGE. IT IS PREFERRED THAT CANDIDATES HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL GRANT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, BE A QUICK LEARNER, AND DEMONSTRATE CUSTOMER-FOCUSED SERVICE SKILLS.

As a member of Finance Research Administration (FRA), this positionleads project teams through complex budgetary issues and provides sound financial and compliance guidance. Instructs and informs project teams on agency policies and regulatory issues and ensures compliance with applicable grant/contract and regulatory requirements from various entities. Identifies and resolves grant administration issues based on knowledge of laws, regulations, agency & institutional policies, and other requirements. Manages a portfolio of projects from various funders for multiple principle investigators and provides sound and consistent stewardship of funds. Reviews and provides comments on incoming agreements prior to contract team review. Facilitates the creation of subrecipient contracts with project and contract teams. Coordinates, as needed, with external partners on compliance issues. Works closely with the Post Award Research Administrator I on financial system setup and maintenance of portfolio projects. Reviews and approves incoming subrecipient invoices, internal travel and expense reports, and outgoing invoices to funding agencies. Coordinates and prepares documentation for audit requests. Maintains a working knowledge of federal regulatory standards and has the ability to reconcile internal policies with funder policies to determine allowability, allocability, applicability, and reasonableness. Develops and implements financial and compliance strategies to improve project operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

Fiscal:

  • Acts as the point of contact for all financial matters for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitors and approves internal and external expenditures to ensure timely, appropriate spending.
  • Coordinates with project team, billing, and grant staff to ensure grantor invoice and close-out requirements are upheld.
  • Evaluates budgets for correct calculations in collaboration with project managers.
  • Produces reports to manage accounts, forecasting, compliance, and for internal/external audits.
  • Facilitates ongoing meetings with each PI in the individual's portfolio to keep project teams apprised of changes in award subcontract and invoicing statuses, as well as helping project teams with resolutions to various compliance issues on project matters.
  • Gathers documentation necessary for the setup of projects so the Post Award Research Administrator I can enter them into the financial system.
  • Prepares, requests, reviews, and approves materials for contracts with external parties.
  • Reviews subrecipient expenditure and encumbrance reports to ensure billing occurs in a timely manner and unused funds are released from restriction.
  • Monitors a monthly milestone billing report and works with billing specialists to execute billing or with a Post Award Research Administrator I to provide updates to milestones.
  • Participates in department meetings on cost allocation and compliance issues.

Compliance:

  • Ensures adherence to internal, federal, or agency requirements and provides appropriate guidance to the project team.
  • Creates and maintains appropriate documentation, including audit materials.
  • Identifies budget variances and independently implements corrective measures when necessary.
  • Monitors and oversees compliance with prior approval requirements and standard expense approval.
  • Ensures the flow-down of award regulations to subawardees and ensures their compliance.
  • Problem-solves expense allocation issues and advises project teams on allowability of expenditures.
  • Researches complex issues and documents resolutions.

Communication and Leadership:

  • Trains and mentors project teams in grant and contract administration, cost allocation, and compliance issues.
  • Effectively communicates with study personnel, collaborating institutions, and other stakeholders, to proactively problem solve and strategize compliance concerns.
  • Continuously identifies and implements process improvements and best practices, and then shares them with KPWHRI staff and leaders.
  • Develops and maintains collaboration tools for internal and cross-departmental content and data sharing.
  • Plans and facilitates meetings and develops appropriate content for them.
  • Mentors other Research Administrators.
  • Participates in hiring interviews and provides feedback to the department manager on candidates' skill level.
  • Collaborates with Post Award Research Administrators on financial system project creation and maintenance.
  • Serves as an active member of KPWHRI and FRA by participating in various workgroups and committees.

Process Improvement and Strategic Business Initiatives:

  • Participates in team efforts on an ongoing basis to improve business processes using Kaiser Permanente's lean improvement methodology.
  • Adheres to standard work and manages a portfolio using established best practices.
  • Actively participates in Post-Award monthly management systems and dashboard data preparation and leads or assists other staff with making corrections or devising improvements.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience in a research environment.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in accounting, finance, or business) OR a minimum of four (4) years of directly related experience.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and written skills with the ability to relate to diverse multidisciplinary teams and be to put complex financial and compliance issues into plain language.
  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Specific knowledge of federal and non-federal grant reporting requirements.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to interpret competing and ever-changing regulatory standards.
  • Quick learner with ability to pick up on skills and adapt to new processes and translate them into real-world situations.
  • Skilled in the use of PC, including Word, Excel
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to problem-solve.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in regulatory-heavy environments and experience managing financial aspects of multiple projects simultaneously under strict and fast-moving deadlines.
  • Knowledge of NIH guidelines and regulations.
  • Fluent level of expertise in Excel, PeopleSoft, and reading Crystal Reports.

Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM 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

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Research Specialist II (KPWHRI)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 839750 Date posted: 10/31/2019

Description:

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

THE KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KPWHRI) IS LOOKING TO HIRE SEVERAL RESEARCH SPECIALIST IIs. INITIALLY, RESEARCH SPECIALISTS ARE NEEDED TO PERFORM MANUAL CHART ABSTRACTION OF PROCEDURE, PATHOLOGY AND OTHER HEALTH-RELATED DATA FROM ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS AS PART OF HEALTH RESEARCH STUDY TEAMS. SEE BELOW FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS THAT WILL BE HANDLED BY THE RESEARCH SPECIALISTS AT KPWHRI.

SCHEDULE CAN BE FLEXIBLE ONCE TRAINING IS COMPLETE.

PREFERRED APPLICANTS WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATED:  1) ATTENTION TO DETAIL, WORKING IN EITHER A RESEARCH OR HEALTH CARE SETTING; 2) EXPERIENCE WITH CHART ABSTRACTION USING ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS; AND 3) EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AS PART OF COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK.  GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF CANCER OR MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY A PLUS. 

Detailed Research Specialist II Job Description

Under the general supervision of a Research Project Manager, independently performs and may oversee operational activities for research project(s) including complex recruitment, data collection, and database management guided by written protocols. Participates in the development and implementation of research protocols and procedures. Participates as part of the research team and may provide administrative support for the research study. Provides leadership to Research Specialist Is, which may include providing functional oversight and training. Receives minimal instruction on routine work and general instructions on new projects. Requires a minimum of one year of research experience and some use of independent judgment and discretion in non-routine matters.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment/Data Collection Activities: a) Independently performs (and may oversee) 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 their questions, including more difficult issues escalated by other study staff (e.g., when specified by written protocols or when the issue needs interpretation). c) May be expected to make impromptu judgment calls about sensitive situations or protocols when working unsupervised (e.g., after hours in clinic, or when supervisor is unavailable).
  • Systems/Tracking - Development & Maintenance: With appropriate guidance, develops and/or maintains written study materials, protocols, and documentation. Develops components of study procedures (e.g., recruitment strategies). b) Develops and maintains computer files, databases, and/or computer tracking systems for project documentation, monitoring, data collection, and data quality. c) Provides data reports and identifies data quality issues.
  • Training/Oversight/Mentoring: a) May provide functional oversight and training of Research Specialist Is and other study staff (e.g., Research Interventionists).
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working in health care or health research with progressively increasing responsibilities or a commensurate combination of education and experience. Such commensurate experience could include; A working knowledge of the fundamental principles of research involving human subjects; Demonstrated ability to accurately apply medical and research terminology; Experience tracking and reporting quantitative and qualitative research measures; Experience working with Protected Health Information and HIPAA and; Experience with data collection modalities relevant to the project.

Education

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

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Relevant computer proficiency.
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) years of experience working in health care or health research with progressively increasing responsibilities or a commensurate combination of education and experience. Such commensurate experience could include; A working knowledge of the fundamental principles of research involving human subjects; Demonstrated ability to accurately apply medical and research terminology; Experience tracking and reporting quantitative and qualitative research measures; Experience working with Protected Health Information and HIPAA and; Experience with data collection modalities relevant to the project.
  • Prior supervisory experience as required by project.
  • Advanced and applied 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.
  • Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular 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

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Student Intern III (App Developer)

Location: Seattle, WA Job Number: 840972 Date posted: 11/15/2019

Description:
Seeing Priorities Project Software Application Developer

We are seeking a software application developer to build an interactive prototype that we will test with patients, family caregivers, and health care providers for the Seeing Priorities Project, a collaboration between University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute funded by the NIH.

This is a temporary part-time position 20 hours/week from January 2020 - March 2020.

Seeing Priorities Project description

Patients with multiple chronic conditions often struggle to manage complicated daily care needs and choices. Through the Seeing Priorities Project, we are applying human-centered methods to understand and address needs for a tool to help these patients reflect on priorities for wellbeing and health. Research methods in this project include focus groups, interviews, prototype development, and user testing.  

For more information on the grant, see: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?icde=0&aid=9478419

For more information on the work of the project team, see: https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/our-research/research-areas/health-informatics/vital-study/

Developer's Responsibilities

This position involves developing an interactive prototype based on specifications from user needs assessment and low fidelity prototype testing. The software developer will collaborate with team members in healthcare, health information technology and human centered design and engineering who performed user needs assessment, developed and evaluated low-fidelity prototypes, and generated prototype specifications. This position will be for the initial build of the interactive prototype.  The developer will participate in periodic team meetings that occur Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

Required qualifications

  • Experience building interactive, web-based software applications
  • Experience with Python 3, the Django Framework, SQL, and/or similar languages
  • Ability to take part in periodic team meetings that occur at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • Enthusiasm and team-orientation
  • Student working toward a degree in computer science or related field.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with D3.js or similar visualization libraries, Django Rest Framework.
  • Familiarity with health care system, including patients- and healthcare providers- perspectives
  • Experience developing HIPAA-compliant applications
  • Experience with methods and principles of human-centered design 

*Portfolio is highly encouraged but not required. We would like to see and interact with examples of your work. If you do not have a portfolio available, please provide a link to a website you developed and a short description (<400 words) of your development approach and process.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Uses computer to develop spreadsheets, input data, compile/prepare reports and analyze and/or present data. Verifies accuracy of reports. Uses computer to complete work including composing correspondence, letters, memos, etc.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment including photocopier, typewriter, document scanner, 10-key and/or fax.
  • Establishes & maintains filing system for project, program or other special need.
  • May provide non-clerical support for a department. May answer questions via the telephone or email.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of work experience using a computer, developing spreadsheets and working independently.

Education

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Devlopment (GED) required.
  • Currently in college at time of submission.

 License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Computer skills in a Windows environment, including MS Word and Excel.
  • May require knowledge of designated department processes and procedures.
  • Work experience in the designated department or similar environment may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and must have completed some coursework in a related study to the department or relevant work experience.

Primary Location: Seattle, WA, Met Park East 1730 Minor Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Department: KPWHRI Travel: No

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