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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington is the third largest 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 programs in Psychiatry and Psychology train the next generation of Mental Health Professionals and Researchers. The Department's robust research portfolio totals about $30 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from basic and clinical neurosciences to treatment development, health services research, 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, Services for High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma. The Department is also 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 currently has an outstanding opportunity fora part time 60% RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
This position involves coordination of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance contracts for a program focused on integrated mental health services research. Most of the projects are based on the behavioral health integrated care model (uwaims.org) and promote evidence-based treatment for common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, in diverse primary care settings.
Employee will be expected to use independent judgment in working with external contracting organizations, partner organizations and consultants to coordinate their contributions and participation in research and dissemination activities. Employee will rely on previous experience in program and project management to
independently create project work plans, make independent decisions to implement project work plans and address challenges. Employee will participate in the development and deployment of new methods to disseminate evidence-based integrated mental health treatment programs.
This position is responsible for coordinating training programs and parts of a research program that is highly visible to healthcare organizations, policy- makers and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad and his/her interactions will reflect on the UW to this large group of people. Additionally, this position is responsible for implementing programs that encourage healthcare organizations and providers to use evidence based methods in their practice. His/her success will determine future grant funding in this area.
35% Coordinate training meetings and technical assistance activities to support program dissemination, including timeline, travel, logistics and materials. Trainings can be large, out-of-state, complex and multi-day. Create agendas, recruit consultant trainers, organize and prepare trainer presentations.
20% Coordinate communication with local and national partners (health plans, health care organizations, practices, insurers) to design and implement research and dissemination activities. Negotiate and develop a scope of work to become part of AIMS Center's consulting service agreements with local and national partners.
20% Independently design and create research, technical assistance and training materials, e.g. surveys, training agendas, trainee materials, webinars. Customize materials for each organization that the employee is
assigned to work with. Develop project specific website content and coordinate resources necessary to create and maintain website.
10% Independently design specific phases of research and training/dissemination projects, including planning timelines and allocation of resources to insure that complex research and work plan activities are accomplished on time and on budget.
5% Present reports to funders and research results in publishable form, including write portions of scientific manuscripts, create and write Powerpoint presentations, locate references to support manuscripts and coordinate submission of manuscripts for peer review.
5% Participate with local and national investigators to identify and define research and dissemination problems, to develop hypotheses and conclusions and to analyze and interpret data from the research activities.
5% Coordinate development and submission of research and dissemination grants and contracts, as needed.
| Bachelor's degree in social science, nursing, or related field. |
Minimum five years experience as a project coordinator or similar position, such as experience in implementing and managing behavioral health collaborative care programs in primary care settings.
Demonstrated experience coordinating innovative integration programs and/or medical research projects. Strong organizational skills; effective verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
Proficient with Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PubMed and Internet. Ability to work independently with limited supervision, represent the University in a variety of settings and travel occasionally.
Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple deadlines. Experience with IRB.