As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.Position Purpose:The Research Coordinator will be responsible for all finance related activities including but not limited to: reimbursements, budgeting, travel arrangements and reimbursements, meeting coordination and planning. They will also serve as a Clinical Assessor interacting with clients with serious mental illness and frontline clinical staff at community mental health centers as part of a statewide mHealth implementation initiative. They will be trained to administer all site data collection measures, interface with community mental health center staff for costing analysis, and construct and manage study data sets and analyze data. They will be responsible for designing the clinical assessment phase of the study.Responsibilities:50% Clinical Assessor:Coordination of a recently awarded National Institute of Mental Health project focusing on implementation using technology to better understand schizophrenia.Responsible for overseeing and conducting community-based recruitment of participants with severe mental illnessAdminister clinical assessments to participants in community mental health centers who experience serious mental illness.Works directly with participants to trouble-shoot technical issues, arrange in-person meetings, and provide technical support when needed.Manages participant tracking throughout the study.Ensures the protection of human subjects at study sites.Troubleshoots research protocols and techniques as needed.Designs and performs all activities related to the project using sophisticated research and data management techniques.Researches literature and consults with other investigators within and outside of the institution to identify and resolve complex issues or problems.Assesses feasibility of proposed research investigations and prepare analyses of project costs (salaries, equipment, travel, patient reimbursement, medical or laboratory fees, participating satellite expenses, administration and overhead, etc.).In collaboration with the PI, prepares relevant portions of grant applications, ensuring compliance of submission with sponsor requirements.Meticulously tracks and coordinates project progress by maintaining assessment schedules and project time lines. Routinely keeps Research Manager informed of project status and potential problem areas.Assures deadlines are met, notifies all project partners of impending deadlines to assure compliance.May supervise study staff located at partnering mental health centers within Seattle.Assures that all Federal and funding agency guidelines and requirements are met.Communicates with the Research Manager, Center Investigators as well as study sites and decentralized project staff as needed.Provides ongoing facilitation, consultation and technical assistance to on-site and decentralized project staff as requested or needed.Assists in preparation of findings for grant proposals, reports, publications and other research projects.45% Finance and Administrative Coordinator:Track invoice receipts and process general reimbursements for project activities;Process complex travel reimbursements;Manage the mH4mh team credit card, including purchases and reconciliation;Resolve problems and respond to inquiries regarding rules, regulations, policies, department procedures, and department services; answer the phone; receive and refer visitors;Assist in the preparation, development, and monitoring of contracts and grants for the lab;Coordinate and track travel arrangements and create detailed travel itineraries for travelers;Coordinate meetings and conferences, including preparing agendas, announcements, and minutes, arranging and setting up conference rooms, AV equipment, and food/beverage orders;Coordinate and schedule project meetings;Assist with testing new technologies to ensure quality and usability;Research and analyze various issues, programs, policies, or data and develop reports to provide high level context that may support decision making;Coordinate project materials, including slides, handouts, and similar materials, including tracking on various versions, types, and locations;Establish office and administrative systems and procedures and analyze current workflows and practices to ensure the lab is in compliance with University of Washington policies and/or other external regulations;Act as a liaison between researchers, program partners, study sites, event venues, and travel agencies to ensure that all administrative efforts for project activities are complete;Exercise judgement to solve unusual administrative problems in a way consistent with the objectives and policies of the lab and department.5% travel across the state of Washington:Travel within Washington is required. Additionally, must be able to travel outside WA to visit collaborating institutions/investigators if needed. Performs other duties as assignedMinimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in related fieldOne year related work experiencesDesired Requirements:Experience working with digital health studies and/or people diagnosed with severe mental illness is desired, but not necessarily required.Master's degree preferred (Ex. Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Administration).Knowledge and experience with budgeting and finance.Knowledge and experience with UW financial systems, for example, ProCard.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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