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 Rehabilitation Medicine is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical, and VA Hospital. The Department includes rehabilitation physicians, clinical and neuro psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, prosthetics & orthotics, speech pathologists, and rehabilitation counseling. The department has four degree programs and extensive research programs with over $11 million in grants per year. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a SOCIAL WORKER 1.The Social Worker supports the work of a research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. This research grant is designed to evaluate the efficacy of a telephone delivered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with recently diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who are having trouble cope with their new diagnosis. The Social Worker works under the direction of the Principal Investigator for this research study and collaborates with the Research Coordinator, other staff in the department, and various outside organizations supporting this research study. The primary role of the Social Worker is to deliver a telephone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program that has been adapted specifically for individuals with MS who are experiencing uncertainty (study intervention) and traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (attention control) as part of a randomized clinical trial. Participants will be adults diagnosed with MS in the past 3 years who are experiencing mild to moderate distress from their diagnoses. The Social Worker will work closely with adult study participants to develop strategies for dealing with uncertainty, how to cope with their diagnosis, and work with participants to learn skills in mindfulness. The Social Worker will monitor participant progress according to research protocols and provide personalized feedback to participants. The Social Worker will maintain accurate and complete participant records in accordance with IRB guidelines and HIPAA requirements as well as other related duties, as assigned. Duties and Responsibilities:Conduct of Research:Trains in the "CBT-Intolerance for Uncertainty" intervention with program administrators Reviews and develops familiarity with the study protocol Delivers both CBT intervention to participants Participates in data collection as required by the study protocols Maintains communication with the PI, Research Coordinator, Department, sponsors, and project collaborators throughout the duration of the studies Maintains study timelines Attends weekly research meetings Administration:Documents all interactions with participants for research conduct appropriately Completes study documentation and maintains study files in accordance with sponsor requirements and University of Washington policies and procedures Minimum Requirements:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education with current LICSW in the State of Washington AND two years of experience in a health care delivery system post-licensure. OR Equivalent education/experience with a current LICSW in the State of Washington. Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience. Desired Requirements:Is an Approved Supervisor Licensed Social Worker in the State of Washington Experience working directly with individuals with disabilities and/or knowledge of disability across the lifespan Experience interacting with the public Experience using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system Ability to understand and execute research protocols and procedures Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools Excellent time management skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work cooperatively in a small team environment as well as independently Master's degree in clinical psychology OR a master's degree in a health-related field. Six months of experience working directly with patients in a clinical or community-based setting OR working with participants in health sciences research and/or clinical research.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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