As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The 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. HMC EthnoMed has an outstanding opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly Student Assistant - Database Content Migration.A joint program of Harborview Medical Center and the UW Health Sciences Libraries, the EthnoMed website was created in 1994 by clinicians and librarians to meet information needs of Harborview care providers and their refugee and immigrant patients who come from ethnic communities relying heavily on Harborview for their care. The program operates out of Harborview's Interpreter Services Department with technical, server and systems support from UW Health Sciences Library. EthnoMed serves as a platform for developing and providing information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants and refugees. It is a means of publishing and disseminating original materials collaboratively developed at Harborview by providers, staff, students and community partners. The website has a local, national, and international audience. The website contains a selection of media-rich content relevant to health disparities. The website was recently redesigned with the assistance of an iSchool MSIM student team, and is now ready for the data migration process. Data migration tasks will include: Transferring page content and files from current Plone site into new WordPress site. Resizing images, Procuring new images, Literature review/database searching, especially PubMed Possibly Video captioning Desired skills/experience: Highly skilled with attention to detail Word processing (copy and pasting content, data entry) Experience with WordPress (not essential) Understanding of how to build a web page with accessibility in mind, e.g. how to use h1/2/3 tags, alt tagging images, not using tables for layout, etc. Adobe Acrobat knowledge along with Photoshop (knowledge of how to properly prepare images and pdf files) Literature searching/reviewing (experience with searching PubMed or other databases) and citing relevant literature. Video captioning such as using YouTube (not essential) Required: Current student at University of Washington To be employed as a student, the student must meet the following minimum enrollment requirements (not including correspondence credits): Undergraduate students - 6 credits Graduate and professional students - 4 credits Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations - 2 credits Be approved for "On Leave" status Student employees are limited to working 19.5 hours per week when classes are in session. Student employees may work more than 19.5 hours per week during school breaks or when "on leave." A student can work as a student assistant for one quarter while on leave. Students may be considered "on leave" as follows: Undergraduates - For one quarter immediately following a quarter in which the student was enrolled for at least 6 academic credits (this includes summer quarter). Graduate Students - When the student has applied for and been granted such status by the Dean of the Graduate School. Summer Quarter "On Leave" status is automatic for all graduate students who were registered or officially on leave the prior Spring Quarter. Professional Students - When the student has applied for and been granted such status by the dean of the respective professional school.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.