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 Department of Emergency Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator (RSC) to participate in clinical research at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for a one-year project appointment, with the potential for extension. The primary study involves the prospective enrollment of emergency department patients in observational and interventional clinical investigations. The RSC will also participate in other current and future studies that enroll emergency department patients.The RSC will assist with the day-to-day administration of these studies, which includes screening patients for eligibility, consenting patients to participate, assisting with study protocols, blood processing, data collection and abstraction, and directing the work of other research staff, providing unique patient level experience in the Emergency Department. This RSC role provides a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the medical sciences to gain experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. This position will require the RSC to interact extensively with HMC Emergency Department staff, including physicians and nurses. This role will work under the general direction of Dr. Daniel Henning, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Terri Hough, Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.RESPONSIBILITIES:Serve as the primary contact with study participants, including recruiting, interviewing, and screening for eligibility, consenting to participate, and maintaining a screening log.Carry out randomization procedures and ensure the adherence to study protocols for study participants.Direct the work of other research staff.Serve as primary contact with physicians and laboratory personnel.Extract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from clinical records of research subjects and enter clinical data from on-going emergency medicine research projectsAssist in developing and modifying data collection forms.Conduct literature reviews; survey and summarize relevant literature.Assist with electronic data management and ensuring HIPAA compliance.Maintain confidentiality of subject records.Assist with the organization of data for publications, annual reports, and formal presentations. Use software applications (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) to create figures and graphs as needed.Perform other duties as assigned/required.REQUIREMENTS:Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.DESIRED:Bachelor's degree in a related academic area.Experience on a research team.Previous human subjects interaction (e.g., recruiting or consenting patients, conducting study-related interviews or assessments).Clinical experience interacting with patients.Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS.Ability to work in a fast paced environment, manage competing priorities, and monitor/communicate project status.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTS: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
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