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As Part of the Indigenous Wellness Research institute at the University of Washington, this study builds on an 8-year community-based participatory partnership and is in full collaboration with a Tribal Community.
The position will implement all field operations for Healing Seasons: Pathways to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. The Healing Seasons study is a randomized comparison control trial conducted among 200 participants to assess a 2 different 6-week interventions.
The two evidence-based interventions are 1) Motivational Interviewing Therapy a goal setting and skill based talk therapy (MIST) and 2) Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) a story based exposure therapy. The culturally-grounded study is funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities will address trauma symptoms and substance misuse concerns while facilitating positive sexual health behaviors.
This is a part-time position. Working under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Research Assistant will coordinate and implement the onsite activities of the NET/MIST research study involving participants from a rural tribal community.
In addition, the applicant will be provide client support i.e., connecting participants to community resources and providing transportation to study activities.
Recruit, screen potential participants to determine eligibility according to study criteria; conduct consenting process and interviews with participants for the Healing Seasons research study;
Must maintain confidentiality;
Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with community agencies, health care providers that serve American Indian and Alaska Native populations; refer participants to community service agencies as appropriate;
Follow research protocols and verify accuracy of research study data for research team;
Work closely with clinic staff as well as study participants in order to ensure seamless link to care and services;
Interpret and record subject behaviors utilizing tools such as specific study rating scales, individual questionnaires, and other standardized assessments;
Collect data in a variety of settings such as clinical settings, community centers, and/or participants' homes;
Follow research protocols, maintain and update participant study records;
Maintain sound & video-tape equipment, upload files for review by research team;
Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data as necessary;
Assist in maintaining a computerized system for tracking study participants; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol and work with research team to revise procedures as needed;
May direct the work of assigned staff;
In conjunction with research coordinator, use study protocols to review and modify schedules as necessary;
Provide referral and transportation services to participants.
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires in-depth knowledge of the community and skills specific to the study that include, but are not limited to:
the coordination, scheduling, and monitoring of research activities and subject participation;
interpret, apply, and maintain strict adherence to study protocol;
conduct interviews; coordinate the management of study data;
monitor data to maintain quality control;
summarize study results and prepare reports.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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