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The University of Washington's Section of Emergency Medical Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator. Under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Counts, Manager of the Seattle Medic One Quality Improvement team, as well as Dr. Michael Sayre, Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department, this position will support a number of projects relating to prehospital emergency medicine. The purpose of this position is to provide management and support for quality improvement efforts and the research projects to keep them within scope and on time. The position will carry out the research components of studies assessing different prehospital interventions, including data collection, cleaning, formatting, and analyzing. This position will provide support functions for trainings and work groups including scheduling, managing logistics, creating agendas and materials, notes and meeting follow-up.
The Research Coordinator will coordinate and perform work in support of clinical and health services research in EMS. Research projects will cover a wide range of clinical pathways with a focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, traumatic injuries, strokes, prehospital whole blood, advanced airway management, and opioids. The research coordinator will work in a team environment that includes faculty, fellows, medical students, and other key stakeholders within Seattle Fire Department and the University of Washington’s Paramedic Training program.
Data Collection Activities:
Oversee the data collection and data entry process; prepare summary reports and regular updates and perform periodic quality checks to ensure the integrity of the data collected
Assist with development and maintenance of research databases.
Contribute to development of study protocol and evaluation metrics.
Analyze collected data for accuracy.
Project Management activities:
Provide project support to keep activities within scope, timeline, and budget; track project milestones and identify opportunities for knowledge sharing.
Schedule, coordinate, record, and distribute materials for internal meetings with UW research collaborators.
Draft and prepare materials for meetings and workshops; coordinate and attend weekly, monthly and quarterly team meetings with collaborators, research staff and local stakeholders.
Oversee the onboarding of and supervise work of student assistants and Research Study Assistants.
Attend necessary meetings and conferences for ongoing research projects
Funding and Publication Activities:
Prepare and maintain study materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Draft and edit manuscripts and grant proposals.
Complete literature reviews relating to ongoing research.
Serve as research contact for UW research collaborators and outside collaborators.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor’s Degree in health or science-related field and/or at least one year of related work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Well-honed organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines
Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building
Expert Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with analysis and statistical skills
Ability in using REDCap or other database software
Previous experience in a research environment
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proficiency in statistical analysis software
Prior EMS experience
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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