Research Nurse - Educator
Job Family: Nursing (Licensed)
Requisition ID: Internal Post Date: Internal Post Expiration:
RE.0900839 08/14/2009 08/19/2009
Public Department Description: Facility Name: Work Location:
Division of Research Regional Office 3505 Broadway, Oakland 94612
Position Type: Scheduled Hrs per Shift:
Part-Time Regular Week: Day , Evening
Working Hours (Start): Working Hours (End): Work Days:
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Job Code: Grade/SalaryRange: Employee Group:
022914 022914-02 N/A - N/A California Nurses Association
Division: EEO Category: AAP Goal:
Regional Offices 2B - Nurses - Specialized
Entity/Loc Code/Cost Center: Replacement? Replacement Name:
01.015.9317 Addition New
Hiring Manager: ERAP: Recruiter:
Darlene DeManincor N Carolyn Martin
For consideration, please visit our career website at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org to submit your
transfer online or via fax to 1-877-872-8448. You can obtain a Transfer Request Form by accessing
MyHR at http://myhr-prd.kp.org/myhr/.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente's code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws
and regulations, accreditation and Licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
INTERNAL POSTING PERIOD (based on Central Standard Time): 12:00AM (Midnight) 08/14/2009 to 12:00AM
DEPARTMENT: Division of Research
SCHEDULE: Part-time, 20 hours per week, Evening / Day shift; Monday 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday &
Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm or 7:00pm (Occasional Saturday and evenings to phone patients)
NOTE: This position is expected to continue for 2 years work or pending continuation of
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or higher. Current California Registered Nurse license required.
The CHOICES Study is a telephone-based educational intervention to increase patient understanding
about clinical trials as a treatment option and increase enrollment in clinical trials. We are
currently seeking a bilingual research nurse to join our collaborative study team.
¨ Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
¨ Minimum of two years recent experience as a nurse in an educational environment. Previous research
experience and experience in patient education preferred.
¨ Recent experience in oncology preferred.
¨ Previous experience in phone counseling preferred.
¨ Must be sensitive to emotional states of newly diagnosed patients
¨ Must be able to make accurate assessments of patient health literacy and tailor educational phone
¨ Experience with Kaiser Permanente data systems highly desirable.
¨ Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) required.
¨ Must demonstrate excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
¨ Must be able to work successfully with a wide variety of internal and external project staff and
¨ Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet goals under stringent time deadlines.
¨ Must be punctual, detail-oriented, and follow detailed protocols precisely.
¨ Must exhibit a professional manner with a high degree of courtesy, tact, and sensitivity.
¨ Must be able to work independently in a clinical environment with support from the Principal
Investigator, Project Manager, Clinic Coordinator, and Assistant Clinic Coordinator.
The Nurse Educator is responsible for the implementation of a tailored telephone counseling
protocol, documentation, data collection, and evaluation of study research subjects. This involves
interviewing, preparing and educating patients for their visit with their oncologist. The Nurse
Educator will also complete study follow up activities according to the Protocol.
The Nurse Educator screens the medical records of cancer patients to confirm their eligibility to
participate in multiple ongoing cooperative group adjuvant clinical trials for various cancers
including breast, colon, lung, brain, and lymphoma. Following a tailored telephone counseling
protocol, the Nurse Educator will then recruit eligible patients to participate in the CHOICES
intervention study. The protocol includes obtaining verbal consent assessing patient understanding
about and interest in clinical trials, and providing educational messages tailored according to
patient health literacy and language. The Nurse educator will describe the clinical trials process
and answer any questions patients may have. The intervention focuses on increasing patient awareness
about the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial as a possible treatment option as well as
providing needed information and skills to enable patients to have a productive discussion about
clinical trials with their oncologist.