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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department 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 part-time 50% FTE Research Scientist.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has primary responsibility for PCAP program evaluation. This position collaborates closely with the PCAP Program Director performing tasks as needed for the administration and evaluation of PCAP and supervises one assistant. The primary role of the PCAP Program Evaluator is to collect and analyze data from program participants and staff to generate reports for State, staff and community and database sets for analysis by the program and researchers. This entails maintaining a database that includes data from over 5000 clients over 30 years of program operation. A primary focus of this position is to maintain and improve the quality of data gathered in the field by case managers and other staff through training, design of forms, user manuals, technical processes and protocols, and being responsive to staff needs and requests. This position collaborates closely with PCAP supervisors to ensure evaluation standards remain high, provides feedback, and additional staff training as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: •Master's degree in Social Sciences or related fields •1 year work related experience •Experience or coursework in program evaluation and database management, familiarity and facility with SPSS, excellent verbal communication skills and attention to detail, willingness to follow standardized methods and maintain reliability in data collection, experience in evaluation with ethnically diverse populations, commitment to maintain current training in research ethics and the protection of human subjects.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Extensive knowledge pertaining to substance use and addictions, experience or coursework in online data entry programming and system administration, experience with the Addiction Severity Index as an evaluator/trainer/administrator
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