RESEARCH COORDINATOR

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 179523
Department: DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: 1144 Eastlake Ave E 
Posting Date: 06/05/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Diagnostic Imaging. As a Top Ten Radiology Department in a US News and World Report Top Ten Hospitals, the academic Radiology enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading Medical Schools. The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.

The Department of Radiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.

The Research Coordinator contributes to the growth and success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision.  The purpose of this position is to promote the research objectives in the Department of Radiology, Breast Imaging Section at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

The position works with the Radiology Breast Imaging faculty to identify research problems, assist in the design of hypotheses to be tested, and facilitate human subjects research studies, including national cooperative group clinical trials and industry-sponsored clinical trials. This position is responsible for serving as the primary contact with study participants, including assessing eligibility, consenting, and scheduling research procedures. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance to protocol and overseeing quality assurance measures for accurate data collection and analysis.  This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects, often without the benefit of written policies and procedures.

This position also frequently interacts with the Departments of Surgery, Pathology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington and SCCA.  Moreover, the position requires regular interactions with sponsors, physicians, other healthcare personnel (nurses, patient care coordinators, etc.), and patients.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
(Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.)

Study Management:
• Prepare human subjects applications, consent forms, modifications, and progress reports for institutional review board; perform other related duties as assigned
• Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with departments and staff across multiple disciplines, including healthcare providers, clinic staff, and members of the Solid Tumor Program and Breast Cancer Research Institute, across multiple institutions (primarily SCCA, UW, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
• Review invoices and other source documents for accuracy and recommend payment or facilitate corrections
• Prepare progress reports for various studies as needed
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Patient Management:
• Support ongoing clinical research studies and serve as the primary contact with study participants; explain the purpose of research studies and protocols as well as answer participants' questions regarding study protocols; schedule research visits and procedures, notify appropriate personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects and resolve as needed
• Screen prospective participants to determine eligibility according to research protocol entrance criteria; assure informed consent of all subjects and conduct interviews (in person, by telephone, or other media) according to established protocol; review and explain questionnaires and surveys with prospective subjects, obtain consent, and monitor research subject participation
• Attend imaging sessions, blood draws, biopsies, and surgeries to ensure adherence to research protocol, complete specimen collection forms, process blood and tissue samples, and distribute to various laboratories for analysis; operate equipment to assist in performance of research procedures (i.e. assign study ID and other labels to ultrasound images on an ultrasound machine during a research exam or biopsy) - Ship and track specimens and data according to protocol

Analysis & Reporting:
• Work with investigators to coordinate collection, tracking, and data preparation for analysis; use spreadsheets and databases to develop and maintain records and create reports; complete clinical research data collection forms per sponsor protocol
• Prepare & present summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts, and illustrations for faculty and staff research meetings
• Assist in developing a computerized system for tracking study participants; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol

Protocol Development:
• Assist with the development of forms and questionnaire for research studies
• Organize and maintain computer as well as paper study records
• Perform library and literature searches 

Self/Team Development:
• Provide innovative, visionary and collaborative initiative
• Continue to grow your own skill set necessary in your position
• Contribute to a team atmosphere in working with all internal and external contacts


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• BA/BS and a minimum of one year of experience in clinical research project coordination or related work

Additional Requirements:
• Ability and motivation to learn new skills in support of multiple projects
• Detail-oriented with time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills and a positive attitude to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Software
• Facility with email, internet, and web access
• Professional appearance, communication style, and presentation skills 

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Degree or advanced education in health-related field
• Knowledge of NIH and FDA requirements relating to research involving human subjects
• Experience with human subjects (IRB) application process 
• Experience in clinical trial development, implementation, and analysis
• Experience in developing and negotiating clinical research budgets
• Experience with electronic health record and other medical systems (EPIC, RIS, etc)

MISSION AND VALUES

Mission:  To meet the clinical needs of patients and families we serve, to train the practitioners and leaders of tomorrow, and to advance imaging sciences to improve the human condition.

Values:
• Quality
• Innovation & Impact
• Leadership
• Partnership
• Fairness

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to write, finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
• Schedule is normally 8a to 5p, M-F, but is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent¹s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule.  Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary.
• Some travel between sites will be necessary by UW Health Services shuttles.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.