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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 Program Operations Specialist.
Evidence-Synthesis and Research Program Specialist
The Program Specialist works closely with the Co-Lab Director to manage the center’s portfolio of evidence reviews, coordinate speaker series and webinar offerings, update the center’s annual Medicaid reporting guide for children’s evidence-based practices, coordinate communications via social media and newsletters, coordinate the center’s scope of work with the Healthcare Authority, contribute to research activities including light data management and analyses, manuscript preparation and presentations, and represent the center in meetings and public events.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
This position will expand the University’s efforts to disseminate the work of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute/Co-Laboratory in Evidence and Social Innovation for Children and put our work in the hands of policy makers, social service organizations, and government agencies to further the goal of positive youth development in the state of Washington.
Evidence-synthesis management: Manage all synthesis projects and timelines including the use of project management systems, document control in evidence synthesis platforms and internal management systems, manage roles of external expert partners including communication about timelines and product expectations, manage internal staff (e.g., medical interns, student interns, research assistants) on synthesis activities including developing and delivering training on conducting reviews, write drafts of final reports for review and public facing summaries, coordinate an annual update of evidence-based practice guidelines for children’s mental health which includes crosswalking existing guidelines with any programs identified from new systematic reviews.
Communication and training coordination: Coordinate periodic meetings with various project partners and stakeholders including the use of schedule coordination tools and meeting invites, manage and tracks project deliverables and deadlines using project management software, coordinate training (dates, venues, platforms, speakers) by overseeing reservations, registration and survey administration, contribute updates to social media and newsletters, conduct webinars on evidence review results.
Research activities: Support data collection activities, distribute surveys, participate in presentation and manuscript preparation.
Other duties: as needed including assisting with other data collection and clerical-related tasks
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Public Policy, or related field and less than 1 year experience.
Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to lead projects,
Proficiency in basic computer software and database applications (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access),
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate via email effectively and efficiently, experience in preparation of posters and manuscripts,
Ability to work independently, strong problem-solving skills, and high attention to detail.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Two years of experience working on evidence synthesis activities in healthcare/behavioral healthcare preferred.
Experience with an evidence synthesis document control and coding platform (ex: EPPI) is also preferred.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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