Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington’s Department of Emergency Medicine within the School of Medicine has a workforce of over 170, with 80+ faculty members who are known for their outstanding research, teaching and patient care. The Department conducts its activities at the Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, with research sites located at multiple sites across Seattle.
The University of Washington's Department of Emergency Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Coordinator 1. This position will be 2nd shift working at Harborview Medical Center.
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 in HMC Emergency Department, including physicians, nurses and patients. This is a high intensity role requiring sharp time management as well as sensitivity to complicated medical situations. This role will work under the general direction of the Principal Investigator and the Clinical Research Manager in the Department of Emergency Medicine with assistance from the research team at HMC.
Accurately screen, recruit and enroll study subjects from Emergency Department following all federal and institutional regulatory guidelines.
Collect and maintain clinical information from multiple sources into research charts and study binders.
Carry out randomization procedures and ensure the adherence to study protocols for study participants.
Serve as a primary contact with 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 projects.
Survey and summarize relevant literature.
Assist with electronic data management and ensuring HIPAA compliance.
Maintain confidentiality of subject records.
Independently track and process research subject blood and urine samples following study specific guidelines for storage and/or shipping. Serve as main courier for all study specimens.
Competitive candidates will be detail-oriented, conscientious, and able to complete diverse types of tasks, and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. There is also potential for promotion to higher levels of research tasks and positions.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Bachelor’s degree in a related academic area.
Basic lab skills in human specimen processing including centrifuge and aliquot, etc.
Experience on a research team.
Previous human subject interaction (e.g., recruiting or consenting patients, conducting study-related interviews or assessments).
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and SPSS.
Clinical experience interacting with patients.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to manage competing priorities and monitor/communicate project status.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with clinical staff while advocating for research.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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