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Tumwater, Washington
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Occupational Health & Safety Research Project Coordinator

Bring your talent to L&I and join us in keeping Washington Safe and Working. This is a unique opportunity to join an occupational health and safety research organization that is a national leader in workplace safety and health. Work for a research organization that brings together knowledge from research findings, scientific literature, injury and illness data, company activities and industry practices in order to identify workplace hazards.  

The Safety and Health for Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program at L&I was established by state statute in 1990; the mission of SHARP is to conduct research for the prevention of worker injuries and illnesses. SHARP is comprised of a diverse team of occupational safety and health experts who serve as an objective scientific resource for employers, workers, health care providers and agency management. SHARP uses worksite visits, employer and worker surveys and interviews to develop resource materials that have been used by employers, employees, agency staff and practitioners to improve workplace health and safety. 

This position plays an active role in learning about the challenges and helping to develop real-world solutions to improve the working health of Washington state workers in home health.  As the Occupational Health & Safety Research Project Coordinator, you'll matrix manage the work of a group of professional to ensure project deliverables are completed, on time and on budget for two large, high profile surveillance projects, the Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project and Home Health Care project.  

In addition, you'll ensure all project activities are in compliance with both Washington State Institutional Review Board (WSIRB) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requirements. Under the supervision of the principal investigator of the project, you'll perform research activities involving the recruitment and coordination of project participants, aid in the development of an industry wide survey, conduct interviews, assist with data entry, and participate in the development of informational and educational materials.
Some of what you will do:

  • Foster and maintain relationships with industry stakeholders, promoting and providing information about projects.
  • Recruit participants for agency interviews, home site visits and an industry wide survey for the Home Health Care project.
  • Supervise project staff.
  • Plan and coordinate outreach activities
  • Meet reporting demands of research oversight organizations such as WSIRB and NIOSH, ensuring timely completion and submission of required documentation.
  • Prepare budget requests and updates and provide information related to financial status.
  • Collect and gather data, oversee data management, create and use access databases.
  • Assist in the distribution and collection of the industry-wide home health survey.
  • Use different data sources (questionnaires, interviews, site visits, workers' compensation data) to quantitatively characterize the WMSD injury experience and risk factor exposures among home health care aides (HHCA)
  • Develop tools and educational materials for employers and employees to use in the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).
  • Facilitate and attend the TIRES steering committee and Work-Related Musculoskeletal
    Disorders (WMSDs) home health advisory committee.

Who should apply
We seek professional with masters' degree and a minimum of 2 years' experience, or a bachelors' degree and 5 years' experience in public health, environmental or occupational health or closely allied field. 

Qualifying experience should include a minimum of two years working on large technical or research projects. Experience in healthcare is desired.

This is a project position which end July 2020. This position is open until filled. Apply today by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above.
What we are looking for:  

  • Experience working with research protocols and federal grant reporting processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, persuasive and relatable.
  • Ability to maintain and build positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable asking questions and finding answers, persistence in the face of rejection.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and oral communications on both technical and non-technical levels
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and tasks with success.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite with advanced skills in Excel, Access and, Articulate.

In addition to your application, the application process requires that you include a letter of interest/cover letter and resume detailing your knowledge and experience related to this career opportunity.

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