RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT (20 HOURS/WEEK)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
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Posted on July 17, 2020
Req #: 180723
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/17/2020 
Closing Info: Closes On   07/31/2020
Salary: 50% of $2,889 - $3,648/month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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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 Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Harryman/DePuy Shoulder Research Program is seeking a part-time 50% FTE Research Study Assistant for studies examining surgical outcomes of shoulder and elbow surgery. The position requires availability from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Mondays and Tuesdays, then 8:30am – 2:30pm on Wednesdays. There is no flexibility in this shift.

This position will report to the holder of the Harryman Endowed Chair. The Research Assistant will provide professional-level support for research studies involving human subjects, operating their day-to-day functions. The Research Assistant will be supported by a strong team including the PI, who is a senior clinician-scientist, co-PIs, shoulder fellows, and residents.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting a 20-year follow-up prospective survey research study of over 1,300 subjects, as well as, a variety of other clinical research, especially clinical research on the topic of periprosthetic infections.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Study Recruitment and Implementation Responsibilities:

• Screen and approach potential subjects in compliance with regulatory and institutional requirements for research studies;
• Obtain informed consent and continue the informed consent process with research subjects;
• Prepare, send, and track mail/email study questionnaires using REDCap and Microsoft Office;
• Monitor patient pre-operative and follow-up clinic visits and ensure participant retention;
• Perform study procedures (such as taking bacterial skin samples, collecting range of motion measurements) for various research projects;
• Communicate clinically relevant research findings to providers;
• Collaborate with clinic staff, lab medicine staff, and health care providers to complete study procedures during an active clinic;
• Maintain study compliance with HIPAA and good clinical practices.

Data Management and Reporting Responsibilities:
• Gather, record, organize, and analyze research data to verify accuracy;
•  Extract technical, medical, radiographical, and behavioral information from EPIC and other electronic medical records;
•  Utilize REDCap to ensure data quality of large and evolving databases.

Perform related duties as required.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.

Experience in human subject clinical research and excellent social skills to ensure recruitment and retention. The research assistant must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights.

Within 60 days of hire, must successfully complete/renew certification in Human Subjects Research, as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• A Bachelor's degree in a relevant academic area.
• Experience with data management, including REDCap and Microsoft Excel.
• Prior experience with Institutional Review Boards.
• Experience assisting with technical or academic writing.
• Familiarity with EPIC.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Access.
• Experience in a medically related field or psychological research.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position requires availability from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Mondays and Tuesdays, then 8:30am – 2:30pm on Wednesdays.

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.