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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI) within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 300 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 has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator to join their team.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting a Research Coordinator. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sub-contracted with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the University of Washington to develop and implement four projects to support American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) public health system capacity and infrastructure development. They are: (1) the Tribal Public Health Capacity and Infrastructure project that is made up of the Strengthening Public Health Resource & Knowledge Exchange (SPHRKE) program and Gathering Grounds, Indigenous community of practices. SPHRKE convenes tribal grantees for technical assistance and Gathering Grounds, is an online community for peer-peer sharing of public health knowledge and resources; (2) the Indigenous Social Determinants of Health project to identify and describe determinants of health within Indigenous communities that can be applied in public health practice to support tribal sovereignty and health equity; (3) the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) study, which is conducting a national survey of best practices for Elders fall prevention within Indian Health Services (I.H.S.), tribal, and urban outpatient facilities; (4) the Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities project to develop a training and technical assistance plan for improving tribal health data systems infrastructure, coordination of care, and treatment services. In addition, UW has separate contracts with American Indian (AI) nations and Indigenous communities to develop and provide training and technical assistance in the areas of tribal public health governance, performance, capacity building, and accreditation. UW provides ongoing leadership for project and training/technical assistance design, implementation, and dissemination, in close collaboration with NNPHI, CDC, and contracting AI nations. The research coordinator will support the leads on these projects but will focus most of their time on the new NNPHI – Seven Directions project. The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and Seven Directions (7D) are partnering with the American Indian Public Health Resource Center, North Dakota State University to establish an Indigenous Public Health Leaders (IPHL) training institute. The IPHL training institute will guide a cohort of 40 Indigenous leaders through a pilot six-month training program. The program will focus on key issues in public health: Covid-19 & Pandemic Plans, Climate Change & Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health & Resilience and Equity & Social Determinants of Health. Seven Directions will provide ongoing leadership for project design and implementation in close collaboration with NNPHI and CDC (and AIPHRC for the IPHL project). The Research Coordinator's role will be to implement project activities and coordinating effective communication among entities involved in the (IPHL) project (1.0 FTE). This position is responsible for helping implement a comprehensive communication strategy for a growing an Indigenous public health training program and improving Indigenous public health and well-being through leadership training and addressing health inequalities.
The nationwide scope of these projects includes 550+ federally recognized AIAN nations, 12 I.H.S. Regions, over 650 I.H.S and tribal health facilities, and multiple tribal organizations and entities, which represent wide range of geographical, social, political, and cultural environments (e.g., urban vs. rural, Northwest vs. Plains vs. Southwest, compacted and contracted tribal health systems). This will require humility, willingness to learn, understanding, and flexibility. The frequent in-person, telephone, and e-mail contacts with AIAN communities require extraordinary tact and cultural sensitivity.
POSITION DIMENSIONS AND IMPACT TO THE UNIVERSITY
The position bridges a wide-gap—real and perceived— among tribal public health system stakeholders (e.g., tribal nations, tribal/urban communities, academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies) with respect to health and health - related planning, evaluation, and research. Seven Directions are positioned to continue to build trusting relationships among tribal governments, AIAN tribal and urban communities, and academia/ non-tribal government and entities for mutual benefit of community health and well-being.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RECRUIT PARTICIPANTS FOR SURVEYS AND CONFERENCES VIA E-MAILS AND PHONE CALLS (RESEARCH DESIGN);
CREATE MATERIALS FOR PROGRAMS, TRAININGS AND FACILITATED MEETINGS, E.G., SURVEYS HANDOUTS AND POWERPOINT SLIDES.
COORDINATE PROJECT CALLS & MEETINGS WITH NNPHI AND CDC, AND INTERNAL MEETINGS.
CONDUCT LITERATURE REVIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCANS TO IDENTIFY STUDY PROBLEM.
CREATE & MAINTAIN NEWSLETTERS, WEBINARS, BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA.
CONDUCT INTERVIEWS OVER THE PHONE OR IN-PERSON.
PREPARE REPORTS TO NNPHI AND OTHER FUNDERS, INCLUDING MANUSCRIPTS BASED ON ANALYSIS OF FINDINGS.
PREPARE GRANT SUBMISSIONS.
PREPARE IRB SUBMISSION MATERIALS.
PREPARE BUDGETS & BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS FOR GRANT SUBMISSIONS.
Lead coordination of training modules and presentations for IPHL program. Lead Seven Directions website resource content, design and dissemination strategies. Including web resources, social media, newsletters, articles, and briefs. Coordinate and arrange internal (Seven Directions and NNPHI) online and in person meetings, including agendas and materials for meetings. Maintain frequent contact with all parties. Assist with writing any project deliverables.
Supervision of students (e.g., hrly, work study, practicum, internship) who create communications material, meeting handouts, and conduct literature reviews.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public health, social work, psychology, communications, or related field
Two years work related experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
WORKING WITH OR IN INDIGENOUS OR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY SETTINGS.
Experience in planning presentations and training including preparing presentations and reviewing materials, coordinating presenters, and running online meetings.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, and to interact effectively with coworkers and external stakeholders (i.e., the people we serve Full accountability for all work responsibilities and outcomes, and for input too)
Strong written skills with demonstrated ability to write manuscripts and reports.
Project management skills, including travel logistics and financial reconciliation.
Evidence of ability to work independently.
Detailed oriented, high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work.
Excellent research skills (e.g., methodology, analytical skills) and good presentation skills.
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Able to envision and design materials in Canva, Adobe, or another similar program
Strong organizational skills.
Knowledge and prior experience with the federal grant process.
Experience creating training for adult learners.
Knowledge of public health issues in Indigenous or under-represented populations.
Knowledgeable about public health communication, best practices and effective communication for different populations.
Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close-knit scholarly and practice-oriented team.
Knowledge and prior experience with human subjects’ institutional review process, including training in ethical conduct of research Quantitative and Qualitative research methodologies (e.g., approaches, methods, analysis plan)
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