Kaiser Permanente Research Interventionist Nurse (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 Research Interventionist for the Oncology Clinical Trials program utilizes professional clinical skills, education, and/or experience in clinical research patient care coordination, data collection, and project planning and implementation for complex clinical/health research trials such as federal NCI NCORP, investigator-initiated, and industry sponsored trials.Closely collaborates with NCI NCORP Investigatorsand care delivery system health care personnel in coordinating, planning, executing, and overseeing a variety of Oncology clinical research study activities. Provides direct patient care coordination related to clinical research trial management. May directly or functionally train and supervise 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.

The scope of responsibility for a Research Interventionist requires the following:

Greater level of independent safety or clinical decision making

Greater level of specialized clinical knowledge

Substantial contribution to areas such as clinical research trial project intervention on study coordination and implementation, including, study feasibility reviews, screening and consenting, study material development, and study processes and procedures.

Comprehensive consultation role on study protocol requirements, policies, and methodology

South Region Coverage (0.6 FTE) (Potential increase to 1.0 FTE)

Primary Work Sites at KPWA Oncology Clinic:

Tacoma and Olympia

Oncology Research Main Office: Occasional 20% travel to Seattle, KPWHRI Metropolitan Park East


Minimum Education Requirements

Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements

K nowledge of oncology patient care coordination.


K nowledge of clinical research trial coordination.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills

IntermediateKnowledge of clinical research patient care coordination and 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.


Minimum Experience Requirements

2 years- experience in oncology clinical care coordination.


2 years- experience in clinical research trial coordination.

Preferred Experience

3-5 years of 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 procedures. Demonstrated experience in working through the development, implementation, and closeout phases of research projects. Prior staff training and leadership experience.


Minimum License/Certifications Requirements

Current Registered Nurse

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


TITLE: Research Interventionist Nurse (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.