The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department is recruiting for a Temporary Research Study Coordinator 1. This position involves support of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance activities for the Dept. of Psychiatry, CREATIV Lab whose goal is to develop personalized and targeted mental health interventions that can be implemented in real world settings.
Under the supervision of the Research Program Manager, this position will support the operations of research studies involving human subjects focused on conducting mental health research and evaluation.
Research Support: -Administers psychological/neuropsychological tests to research participants used to determine eligibility and to assess progress throughout study participation; -Administers follow-up telephone assessments to research subjects; -Records participant interviews and assessments using audio equipment; -Interprets neuropsychological test results using standardized scales and measures; -Participates as a reviewer in monthly site and quarterly multi-site assessment fidelity ratings to ensure interrater reliability; -Assists research subjects with questions regarding intervention equipment, transportation and scheduling; -Participates in refining and developing research procedures and protocols; -Assists in establishing and maintaining contact with community agencies, health care providers and/or study sponsors; refer participants to community service agencies as appropriate; -Recruits and screens interested individuals to determine initial study eligibility; -Visits community agencies to discuss studies and recruitment opportunities; -Maintains adherence to research protocols and verifies accuracy of research study data; -Assists in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data; -Uses database (REDCap or MS Access) and statistical programs to analyze data and prepare reports, tables, charts and graphs; -Assists in developing a computerized system for tracking study participants; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol; -In conjunction with other team members, prepares weekly recruitment and subject tracking reports; -Assists in the preparation of human subjects applications and modifications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board; -May direct the work of assigned staff; -Perform the duties of a Research Study Assistant; -Perform related duties as required.
Requirements: Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant
-Demonstrated attention to detail, creative problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail. -Excellent interpersonal skills. -Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to interact positively with a wide variety of people. -Must be comfortable talking with a diverse population and older adults about sensitive topics such as depression and difficult life circumstances. -Ability to prioritize work appropriately and to work effectively both as a team member and independently with minimal supervision. -Ability to work on several different projects and with several different staff members.
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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