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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 & Behavioral Sciences is currently seeking a Temporary. Part-Time (50% FTE) Research Study Coordinator 2 to provide support on a newly funded mental health services research project that is focused on training providers in WA state on implementation of evidence-based strategies to promote recovery from mental health symptoms following exposure to traumatic events. This position is a time-limited one year Fixed Duration position. The project is funded by the Garvey Brain Institute for Brain Health Innovation Grants program.
• Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with community mental health agencies, health care providers and/or study sponsors;
• Perform complex scheduling efforts including independently prioritizing the needs of clinics, providers and project leaders participating in the project;
• Coordinate and attend trainings, consultation activities, and planning calls for community-based clinicians learning evidence- based practices; transcribe and summarize notes recorded during trainings, consultation meetings, and planning meetings; disseminating notes and action items to necessary audiences;
• Advise community mental health agencies and providers regarding program content, procedures, and expectations;
• Coordinate fidelity reviews for community-based clinicians learning evidence-based treatments;
• Recruit, interview, and administer measures to providers in community and hospital-based settings (will be done virtually/remotely);
• Develop surveys and questionnaires that are specific to the projects for community-based clinicians and agencies including measures around quality assurance, feasibility, and acceptability of project materials.
• Coordinate collection of provider responses on project participation and entry to maintain quality and ensure adherence to project goals;
• Coordinate, clean, and analyze data sets obtained from multiple clinical and administrative data sources;
• Use statistical and database management programs (e.g., Qualtrics, SPSS, excel) to analyze provider responses and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts, illustrations, and PowerPoint presentations for investigators, state stakeholders, and private funders;
• Conduct literature reviews;
• Collaborate with project leaders to problem-solve research related difficulties and improve research protocols;
Assist with Analyzing project results and prepare reports for publication;
Assist with Developing data quality control program
• Ensure budget statuses are in line with program activities;
• Assist with grant management, writing, and submission procedures, as needed;
• Conduct fidelity reviews for evidence-based mental health interventions, as needed;
• Supervise undergraduate students, if needed;
• Perform various administrative and technology support duties, including arranging online training platforms, managing issues related to technology access and proficiency, and helping develop training materials that can be used in online training formats;
• Perform related duties as required.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator OR Equivalent education/experience.
• Experience with database management, participant tracking and follow-up.
• Proficiency with SPSS and Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Proficiency with Qualtrics data collection program.
• Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as communicate effectively within a team environment.
• Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
• Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, social work, psychology, sociology, public health or related field.
• Demonstrated experience and interest working with adults with trauma exposure and/or mental health symptoms.
• Experience with grant preparation and reporting.
• At least one year of experience working in a research lab or in an academic project environment or center.
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