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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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 of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR 1 to provide significant support and coordination for the School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center. The overarching mission of the SMART Center is to promote high-quality, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies to meet the full range of social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs of students in both general and special education contexts. The SMART Center aims to accomplish this mission by using innovative and practical research methods to:
Develop contextually-appropriate, low-burden programs that prevent or ameliorate SEB problems;
Develop strategies for communities, districts, and schools to increase the use of effective SEB programs, practices, and policies;
Support indigenous providers such as teachers and school-based mental health providers in their roles; and
Enhance the interconnections across school, home, and community contexts.
The Center represents a transdisciplinary collaboration between faculty in the College of Education (CoE) and the School of Medicine (SoM; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) at the University of Washington. Through this collaboration, the SMART Center facilitates more equitable, effective, and integrated approaches to research and technical assistance surrounding the design and implementation of evidence-based SEB interventions.
Under direction of the Project Director, this Research Study Coordinator 1 position will coordinate the data collection and study activities on three research studies: BOLT, OASIS and IOA.
Brief Online Training for Routine Outcome Monitoring (BOLT) This project is focused on designing and testing an online training platform and post-training consultation procedures to support measurement-based care / routine outcome monitoring among school-based mental health providers. Both the platform and the training will be iteratively developed using best practices from the field of user-centered design.
Organizational Assessment for Strategic Implementation in Schools (OASIS) The main purpose of this Goal 5 Measurement Development and Refinement Project is to develop a suite of valid, practical and usable measures to assess characteristics of the organizational implementation context in authentic educational settings in order to support the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based practices that improve student outcomes.
Impact of Inter-Organizational Alignment (IOA) on Implementation Outcomes This project aims to assess the unique and combined influences of community-based health organization and school contexts on school-based mental health practitioners' use of evidence-based practices.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruit, interview and screen potential subjects and determine eligibility according to established criteria; conduct, schedule and coordinate field interviews.
Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with community agencies, health care providers and/or study sponsors; update partners and PIs on study status.
Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data (i.e., qualitative, quantitative).
Use statistical and database management programs to prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations.
Develop computerized systems (i.e. for tracking study participants) and develop study protocols.
Monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocols.
Launch, maintain and monitor web-based surveys (i.e. Qualtrics).
Assist in the preparation of human subject applications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board and study sponsor.
Responsible for study specific purchasing, ordering and reimbursements.
Assist with planning and hosting of SMART Center and project related events (i.e. trainings, summits, focus groups, kick-offs).
Direct the work of assigned RA staff and undergraduate students.
Obtain knowledge and familiarity with study design and grant specific needs (including relevant software).
Perform related duties as required.
Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant
OR equivalent education/experience.
Skill in balancing multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints.
Ability to self-motivate and work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team.
Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly in the context of collaborating with and coordinating a wide variety of stakeholders.
Excellent organizational skills including independently managing multiple tasks while ensuring attention to detail, accuracy, and quality results.
Experience working with adolescents and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, public health, social sciences, or related field plus two years of experience in research, health, social services administration or coordination, or equivalent education and training.
Familiarity with user-centered design (UXD) and user-testing.
Experience conducting community-based research interviews.
Strong background in research coordination involving human subjects.
Experience directing the work of research assistants and undergraduate students.
Knowledge of software applications including proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access); Qualtrics; SPSS.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Ability to efficiently and effectively travel locally to alternate work sites as needed
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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