RESEARCH COORDINATOR (LIMITED TERM/NON-PERMANENT)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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The UW Medicine Diabetes Institute is a research facility dedicated to the conduct of human studies of diabetes and related disorders. We provide a variety of study support services including facility and room use, research coordinator support, research nursing blood draws, clamp services, and performance of body composition or bone mineral density by DXA.

The Diabetes Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a Non-Permanent ,  Part-Time (up to 19.5 hours/week), Research Coordinator to support the studies of the Ehrhardt research group.

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live. This position will primarily coordinate and lead a study evaluating the educational ECHO cardiometabolic(CM) program with goal to Improve Medication Inertia. It is expected that candidates will become increasingly involved in other studies of diabetes and related conditions over time, dependent on Dr. Ehrhardt’s active study portfolio in the Diabetes Institute and other needs of the endocrinology dept .

This position is primarily responsible for managing the University of Washington’s Cardiometabolic Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program outreach and evaluation. Based in the Diabetes Institute, and working under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Ehrhardt, the research coordinator will  work on community outreach and collaboration for the ECHO program.

The RC will work on compiling and evaluating the educational program through survey data and help collect patient level data from federally funded health clinics that have providers participating in the program. Some of the position may also be grant writing for ongoing echo programs for CM and DM disease and innovative ways  of coupling ECHO to community outreach programs. If involved in other studies then the RC may be involved in creating, modify as needed,  protocols to recruit and retain subjects, obtain data through interviewing subjects/patients, conduct laboratory tests or other procedures, coordinate patient participation in medical research studies, and compile and verify the accuracy of research data.

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
90% Research study coordination
Community outreach and evaluation of ECHO program:

Coordinate the operations of the ECHO project’s clinical outreach
Provides evaluation of the ECHO program and supports the collaboration of other ECHO programs.
Manage communications with primary care providers, professional or community groups and volunteers.
Work with Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, research team and sponsors which are involved with aspects of the research.
Non-ECHO research coordination (As needed)
Create and modify protocols as needed to recruit and retain subjects in non-ECHO research projects.
Obtain data through interviewing subjects/patients, conduct laboratory tests or other procedures, coordinate patient participation in medical research studies, and compile and verify the accuracy of research data.

5% Research Data Management:

Design the collection of and maintain records of study data;
Prepare interim reports for Principal Investigators, Study Sponsor, and Human Subjects Review Board to ensure that each project timeline is being met;
Communicate with Principal Investigators, pharmaceutical and equipment companies, and medical personnel in handling results of studies (progress reports, case report forms)

5% Patient/Participant Management:

IRB protocol management for ECHO investigators, study participants, and research team to include obtaining consent from participants, explanation of research projects, responding to inquiries regarding protocol and coordinating all aspects of the patients care; ensuring protocol compliance and informing physicians of updates to human subjects policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum education this position required: Bachelor's degree in science or health related field.
Minimum work experience required: Two to Three years

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with clinical research coordination, including community outreach,  interviewing subjects, developing protocols, and providing support to the medical team;
Experience with diabetes and nutrition- helpful but not requires
Experience with database management and a working knowledge of MS Excel
Experience with the UW grant management and electronic medical record.
Experience with clinical trials
Experience with REDCAP
Experience with CITI and GCP training
Basic blood-borne pathogen training
Desire to work remotely
Strong communication skills

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

A large percentage of work involves using computers, tablets, smart phones or other technology. Ability to work some evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. Will have ability to work remotely but will also work in patient care and clinical research settings with human subjects if becomes involved in other programs.

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.


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