Kaiser Permanente Senior Research Interventionist (KPWHRI) in Seattle, Washington

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Bringing research results to life since 1983

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) improves the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. The Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems since 1983. Government and private research grants provide our main funding.

The Senior Research Interventionist for the Oncology Clinical Trials program 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 NCI NCORP Investigators and delivery system professionals in designing, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of Oncology clinical research study activities. May directly or functionally train and supervise Research Interventionists, Clinical Research Specialists, or other research staff in the conduct of clinical study procedures and protocol parameters in Oncology. Contributes professional clinical expertise, and serves as a resource to, related programmatic areas in the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute and in the Oncology Clinical Group Practice.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical evaluation/intervention/measurements requiring professional clinical knowledge/education/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.


Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor-s Degree as determined by the needs of the research projects. Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Preferred Education

Master-s Degree or PhD in health-related field. AND Certifications, licenses, or degrees as determined by the needs of the research projects. Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant


Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements

Intermediate: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 Knowledge/Skills

Intermediate: Clinical knowledge of general cancer prevention, screening, staging, and treatment. General medical and Oncology-related vocabulary.


Minimum Experience Requirements

5 years- Experience - with clinical activities required by the research projects. Two years of clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience. Experience with protocol development and clinical monitoring procedures required. Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects.

Preferred Experience

5 years medical and/or Radiation Oncology clinical care experience. Oncology clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience. Experience with Oncology protocol requirements and research protocol compliance. Familiarity with clinical research implementation and monitoring procedure s. Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects, plus 7-10 years- experience as research interventionist or clinical professional. Prior staff training and leadership experience.


Minimum License/Certifications Requirements

At time of hire:One of the following: Active unencumbered Washington State License as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Preferred License/Certifications Healthcare CPR, OCN, CCRC or CCRA


TITLE: Senior Research Interventionist (KPWHRI)

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington


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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.