Clinical Interventionist (Temporary)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on May 20, 2020
Req #: 174270
Department: Social Work: Behavioral Medicine Research Group
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Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/21/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Pay rate is competitive. Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

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 School of Social Work's Behavioral Medicine Research Group has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Temporary Clinical Interventionist.

Job Description:

This position is for a clinical interventionist for an NIH-funded, randomized controlled trial designed to help children and their families with functional abdominal pain gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). Because this position will involve cognitive-behavioral therapy with parents of children with a chronic condition, it will require someone with experience and/or training in cognitive-behavioral interventions, preferably in pediatric healthcare domains. This position will be funded by subcontract from an NIH grant, which is awarded to the university.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.) Learning and administering manualized psychosocial treatment protocols to parents of children aged 7-12 with functional abdominal pain gastrointestinal disorders. (80%)
2.) Providing and receiving clinical feedback from study investigators (10%)
3.) Participation in the formulation of research hypotheses and associated methods (5%)
4.) Reviewing research data and providing input regarding analysis methods and procedures (5%)


Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other related field AND at least two years of relevant work experience.
Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Additional requirements:

1.) Experience conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy
2.) Flexibility to conduct interventions via telephone with study participants during afternoon, evening, and weekend hours
3.) Respect and ability to maintain confidentiality of all subject data
4.) Dependability and attention to detail
5.) Adherence to all University of Washington policies and procedures regarding conduct of research with human subjects


1.) Knowledge/experience with medical research and psycho social aspects thereof
2.) Knowledge of nutrition
3.) Knowledge/experience with pediatric research and behavioral aspects of abdominal pain disorders
4.) Experience/familiarity with federally-funded research projects
5.) Child/family intervention experience

Application Process:

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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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