Health Program Operations Specialist ( Nurse )

University of Washington   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 96 days ago

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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Health Program Operations Specialist (Nurse).

This is a (.80 FTE) position with substantial responsibility for directing and implementing activities associated with a federally funded, multi-site randomized trial of a clinical communication intervention for patients with critical illness, their families and clinicians. This intervention will be implemented throughout the UW Medicine Healthcare System (e.g., UWMC, HMC, Valley Medical Center and Northwest Hospital) and across transitions in care (e.g., rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities and home care).

The successful candidate will possess advanced clinical and project management skills needed to address and enhance clinical intervention design and team oversight.

This position will be responsible for identifying and addressing implementation challenges for both the initial intervention and any subsequent modifications.

This position is with the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence/End-of-life Care Research Program whose mission is to improve care for patients with serious illness and their family members. This randomized trial is designed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of an intervention to improve care for patients in critical care settings and through transitions in care through the use of a communication facilitator.

Responsibilities include: designing clinical intervention problems and hypotheses; developing and overseeing intervention protocols and implementation; training and supervising study assistants and data entry activities; acting as a liaison to enrollment sites and participants; implementing the intervention; overseeing data acquisition protocols and implementation; coordinating screening and recruitment of intervention participants (clinicians, patients, family members); managing payment disbursements to participants; creating written reports including subject communications, surveys, human subjects review materials, and reports to funding agencies; analyzing results; and authoring manuscripts. This position will be responsible for training study assistants and overseeing data acquisition activities.

  • Initiating and maintaining contacts with implementation sites and health care professionals and acting as liaison to UW and implementation sites on behalf of study investigators
  • Designing and developing clinical intervention protocols and methodologies
  • Coordinating and implementing screening, recruitment, intervention and data acquisition protocols
  • Training and supervising study assistants and data entry personnel
  • Preparing and reviewing funding applications, institutional review board applications, reports to funding agencies, and authoring manuscripts
  • Overseeing purchasing and payment disbursements to participants
  • Analyzing results

    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 Nursing with 4-5 years relevant experience.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience working with patients with serious, life-limiting diseases and their families
  • Strong clinical assessment skills
  • Clinical experience in palliative care, case management or related field
  • Current nursing license to practice
  • Able to travel to UW Medicine clinical sites, community sites where care is provided
  • Ability to relate well to a diverse, multidisciplinary team of investigators, investigative staff, management teams, and health care providers from multiple organizations
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly Access, Word, and PowerPoint

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Experience with clinical intervention protocol development
  • Experience with study design, statistical analyses, and manuscript development
  • ICU experience; experience in outpatient settings
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to take on all levels of tasks in the development of research projects, from administrative duties to study design. Experience with palliative care screening tools
  • Master's Degree in Nursing