As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.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, 280 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 of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Continuing Education Coordinator.Position Purpose:The AIMS Center in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences seeks a full-time continuing education coordinator with strong project planning and project management skills to contribute to strategic and operational components of healthcare training and development programs. The position will manage and/or participate in development and organization of complex healthcare training materials and data collection, website development, project communications and training curriculum development activities. Projects will include bi-directional integration of behavioral health treatment in primary care, primary care mangement for those with serious mental illness, and treatment for opiod use disorders. All materials promote evidence-based treatment for common behavioral and co-morbid health problems. Position Complexities:This position will be required to use independent judgment to initiate and manage complex tasks to support a wide variety of bi-directional integration training projects and initiatives of varied size and scope. Employee will be expected to work effectively with external contracting organizations, partner organizations, consultants and internal teams to coordinate project contributions. The position will need to assess complex data management needs and identify sustainable solutions that facilitate the efficient collection and management of data. The position will need to develop fluency in state-of-the art data collection and online training technolgies. The position will function independently to plan and deliver components of larger team projects, need to prioritize multiple responsibilities, have a high attention to detail, and work accountably and effectively as part of a team.This position will coordinate components of large scale national training programs that are highly visible to healthcare organizations, policy-makers and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad, and his/her interactions will reflect on the UW to this large group of people. Additionally, this position is responsible for implementing programs that encourage healthcare organizations and providers to use evidence based methods in their practice. His/her success will impact future funding in this area.As part of the AIMS Center team, the position will have the responsibility of establishing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with a wide range of staff and faculty, collaborators, colleagues, funders, students and community partners. The position will be a key contributer in the preparation of data for reports, project deliverables, grant applications and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. This effort will be a key aspect of the success of these products and the related goal and effort of improving bi-directional integrated health care, including treatment for substance use disordersResponsibilities:Training Program Support: (50%)Support the use of the most current and effective training materials and technical assistance activities with staff, training consultants and national partners to support program dissemination; work with project and program managers and other staff to assure high quality training materials for large, out-of-state, complex and multi-day training events;Coordinate the team's use of webinar, web conferencing and other web-based software and provide end-user training and support for team members and remote participants;Coordinate the promotional activities associated with training programs, including the design, production and mailing of promotional materials;Develop and support educational content for online delivery using both synchronous and asychonous distance learning platforms;Support evaluation of educational activities including designing surveys, managing data collection, performing statistics and preparing reports;Training Materials Development and Management: (30%)Independently design, develop and evaluate training tools and strategies that support practice change and adoption of bi-directional integration; management and reporting needs for local and large national training projects.Manage information-sharing among staff for new and updated materials, manage updating of or retirement of existing materials will all project stakeholders;Evaluate impact and effectiveness of training tools and resouces, adapting or retiring materials accordingly.Contribute to the preparation of materials and communications for reports, presentations, project deliverables, competitive grants preparation and manuscript publication in peer-reviewed journals;Provide oversight and quality control for all online and printed training materials;Support the evaluation of training activities through authoring of data collection instruments using the REDCap Data Management System or other mechanismsCommunications: (20%)Contribute to project and main website content, coordinate resources for website maintenance;Author articles and other features for the AIMS website, project websites and for numerous newsletters;Other relevant duties to support implementation and evaluation activities.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Communication or related field.Three years related work experienceStrong technical writing skills; exposure to health care writing and quality improvementAbility to work independently in a very challenging, high volume setting where deadlines and priorities constantly change Strong analytical skills. Able to research topics/issues quickly and efficiently given limited guidance and direction Demonstrated attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently with minimal supervision and ability to interact positively with a wide variety of people. Fluent English communication skills, orally and in writing. Ability to prioritize work appropriately, juggling short-term and long-term deadlines.Desired Requirements:Fluency in technical writing in regard to health care, behavioral health and health care quality improvement
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