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Collaborative Data Services (CDS) provides scientific support to researchers at the Fred Hutch. We are currently seeking a Spanish speaking interviewer who will be responsible for collecting data through telephone or in-person interviews with study participants, entering collected data into a data capture system, and assembling mail packets for study recruitment. The incumbent follows strict research guidelines in accomplishing work assignments. Non-routine decisions are referred to the supervisor. The position reports to the CDS Project Manager.
Please note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended in-person interviews.
The Research Interviewer can speak and write Spanish fluently, have a good eye for detail, and can work independently. They will report to the Project Manager. Some independent judgment is used in carrying out responsibilities within established guidelines.
This is an hourly position to start with up 40 hours per week. Must be available Monday-Friday. Since the position may require translation work, these tasks could be completed remotely after business hours. This would need to be determined based on the clients needs and timelines.
Conduct research interviews in Spanish adhering to a call script over the phone orvideo conference inbound and outbound calls
Answer Spanish speaking participant questions according to study protocol and frequently asked questions
Schedule in-home visits for Spanish speaking Washington State residents; includes confirmation calls/emails; rescheduling; communicating cancellations to the study team and other situations that could arise
Managing Spanish speaking phone message line and email inbox
Follow complex data collection instruments to collect and record data according to study protocol
Data enter and verify completed data material
Transcribing recorded in-person or phone interviews using provided software
Perform light clerical duties including electronic file maintenance and mail assembly
Perform related duties as assigned
Translating study documents from English to Spanish and vice versa (Forward and Back translation)
Transcribing recorded phone interviews from English to Spanish and vice versa (Forward and Back translation)
Who You Are
You are flexible, a quick learner, and can adapt to new situations with ease
You possess excellent Spanish and English verbal and written communication skills
You are comfortable and effective when communicating professionally with diverse groups of people
You are a discreet professional when research interview questions are sensitive or personal in nature
Ability to work independently and with a team
Flexible with respect to office- and home-based work
While a BA or MA degree in Spanish, is preferred, we will strongly consider applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, with a High School graduation or the equivalent
DSHS translation and interpretation certifications, ATA translation certificate, is a plus but not required
Experience performing transcription is a plus but not required
Usage of Spanish in a professional business setting is a plus but not required
Knowledge and comprehension of regional variations of Spanish is a plus but not required
Comfortable learning new software and using Microsoft applications
Ability to read and follow written instructions in Spanish and English
Ability to multitask
Excellent time management skills
Organized, and able to neatly document information
Our Commitment to Diversity
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.