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RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on October 10, 2019
Req #: 172843
Department: REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 10/09/2019 
Closing Info: Closes On   10/16/2019
Salary: $2,832.00 to $3,576.00 monthly 
Union Position: Yes
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 four consecutive years.

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine which is currently ranked #5 in the nation by US News & World Report and has the highest ranked hospital-based rehabilitation program in the United States, is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, and Children's Hospital. The Department includes graduate programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Prosthetics & Orthotics, as well as Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT.

The Late Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury study involves recruiting and screening patients, scheduling appointments within parameters of MRI availability, obtaining informed consent (including for brain donation), data collection (administering self-report questionnaires, brief medical examination, neurological screening, and comprehensive neuropsychological testing), data entry, neuropsychological test scoring, and efficient entry of participants into autopsy consent database including communication with Neurobiobank coordinator and First Call Plus.

Responsibilities:

Subject recruitment (25%):
You will be primarily responsible for identification and recruitment of potential research participants, and be responsible for the sending out of recruitment materials (via mail). You will be the primary contact for inquiries regarding study protocol and administering the informed verbal consent process. You will be responsible for contacting potential participants for phone screening using IRB approved protocols and scheduling of appointments.

Tracking Research Participants (10%):
It is your responsibility to maintain an accurate tracking system for completing scheduled baseline appointments (and follow-up calls or in-person meetings as needed). You will also update contact information and next-of-kin as needed to help ensure successful brain donation.

Data Collection and Entry (50%):
You will maintain the system used to administer and collect instruments, including scheduling with the MR lab. Conduct participant interviews according to strict study protocol. Administer standardized neuropsychological tests with participants to measure attention, concentration, learning, memory and higher-level thinking skills. Enter data from research instruments and phone data collection into the database according to project protocol. Score neuropsychological evaluations and enter results according to protocol.

Data management (10%):
Populate databases, enter data, clean data and review research for accuracy in multiple database platforms (REDCap and Access software).

Administrative Support and Dissemination (5%):
You will participate in research meetings and provide, in a clear and concise manner, the activities of the project to managers and principal investigators. You will also answer communications from the lead research site regarding updates on local enrollment, case completion, and data issues.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent writing/communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to learn and follow detailed standardized neuropsychological testing procedures
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in person and over the phone
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse staff and inpatient population

    Desired:
  • Experience in clinical research highly desired
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Two or more years of appropriate experience
  • Completed CITI certification, FIM Certification
  • Experience with ORCA and EPIC software
  • Experience administering psychosocial measures
  • Experience administering and scoring neuropsychological measures
  • Basic proficiency in Spanish

    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.