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The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Diagnostic Imaging. As a ³Top Ten² Radiology Department in a US News and World Report ³Top Ten Hospital², the academic Radiology enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading Medical Schools. The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.
The UW Department of Radiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
The Research Coordinator contributes to the growth and success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision. The purpose of this position is to promote the research objectives in the Department of Radiology. The OncoRad serivce is part of the Body Imaging section in the Department of Radiology. This service provides imaging assessments of response for patients on oncology clinical trials. Tumor measurements from scans (CT, MR, PET/CT, bone scan) are completed at each scanning time point using tumor assessment criteria dictated by the study protocol. The Research Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the daily administration of the program. They must be able to work independently to establish work schedules, job priorities, develop and implement procedures, policies in operations and reseach for the service. S/he is also responsible for ensuring compliance to protocols and overseeing quality assurance measures for accuracy. This position will work with minimal supervision as a member of the OncoRad team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with administrative activities of the OncoRad Service in Body Imaging: 40%
Manage daily functions of the OncoRad service which includes analyzing current processes, identifying processes and functions for improvement and developing plans to meet goals
Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures for the smooth operations of the service and provide periodic training to the team regarding those polices and procedures
Manage system issues and upgrades with system developers
Serve as a primary resource for the team, PIs and physicians and point of contact for the OncoRad service and oversee the management of the help desk
Utilize technical expertise in imaging assessment criteria to ensure protocols are reviewed and cases are processed
Consult with radiologists, clinicians, investigators, and others to evaluate analysis needs
Assess protocol questions and seek input of physicians when needed
Assist manager with monthly audit and billing processes
Train physicians and clinical staff. This includes training on OncoRad software and criteria assessment. Provide training on case management including processing cases, measuring tumor burden and determining disease status
Prepare monthly reports on performance metrics and assist with preparation of data for monthly team meetings
Image Analysis and Worklist Support: 60%
Perform tumor response assessment through 2D,3D, or functional quantitative image analysis according to oncology clinical trial protocols; assessment involves quantitative, longitudinal tracking of tumor size and function; imaging modalities include CT, MR, PET/CT, bone scan, and ultrasound
Effectively apply specialized knowledge of cancer imaging assessment criteria to evaluate patients' objective tumor response assessments to therapy. These criteria include (but not limited to) RECIST, Cheson, irRC, and others
Correlate clinical findings from different imaging modalities, discuss and collaborate with different radiology sections, including nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, etc, to provide accurate and consistent clinical and research reporting
Review incoming research protocols and assess criteria(s) for imaging response for clinical trials and upload into the database
Communicate with trial staff about scheduling and results; this role is a primary point of contact for departmental staff, CRC, and other personnel regarding imaging
Triage all customer service inquiries including OncoRad account set up and verification as well as other ongoing inquiries
Provide training to outside groups on cancer imaging assessment criteria
Consult with radiologists, clinicians, principal investigators, and others to evaluate analysis needs and implement protocol procedures
Monitor, maintain, and update daily dashboard of scheduled cases. This may occasionally require working outside of normal business hours (8am-5pm) for stat or late cases
Collaborate with clinical trial staff to import data from outside facilities as necessary; includes accessing hospital and radiology information systems to validate patient studies
Support the program manager during absence to maintain the daily function of the program
Complete related tasks as assigned
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent/related experience in a scientific field- Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
1 year of work or related experience
Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize multiple projects
Knowledge of medical terminology
Strong educational background in the biological sciences
Strong demonstrated interest in learning anatomy and pathology
Strong ability to learn and utilize technical expertise in multiple imaging assessment criteria and image analysis applications
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in an academic or non-profit research environment
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Knowledge of or experience in cross-sectional imaging Experience with University of Washington and/or Fred Hutchinson systems and policies PREFERRED
Understanding of cancer imaging evaluation criteria for oncology clinical trials (e.g., RECIST, Cheson, etc) PREFERRED
This is a 100% position. Incumbent will work with supervisor to set an expected schedule within the normal 8am to 5pm, M-F, timeframe. Schedule is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent¹s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule. Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary.
Some travel between sites will be necessary by UW Health Services or other means such as public transportation, private vehicle, bicycle, etc.
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