Clinical Research Coordinator I, MA Certified

Job ID 2020-36024
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
West 8th
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Clinical & Translational Rsrch
Day/Evening Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


We are actively seeking a Medical Assistant - Clinical Research! The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to join a nation-wide research program with the aim of understanding the effects of a broad range of early environmental influences on child health and development. The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) project combines new data and biospecimens with information from existing longitudinal research projects that will include more than 50,000 children from diverse backgrounds across the United States. This position will assist with research related procedures and clinical activities as outlined and permitted within the Medical Assistant scope of practice as defined by Washington State Department of Health and Seattle Children’s policy.


Responsibilities will include:
- Provide support to staff conducting study visits and occasionally lead or assist with study visits
- Assist in training and compliance monitoring related to staff certification for study related tasks
- Help to inform important considerations related to biospecimen collection with a pediatric population
- Collaborate with investigators on best practices for collecting data according to rigorous protocols while providing good participant care and maintaining strong professional relationships through the duration of several longitudinal studies
- Develop knowledge and expertise for the use of multiple systems for tracking and management (storage, shipping, processing) of specimens


Specific study activities that will require input and/or expertise include:
- Biospecimen collection (blood, urine, saliva, hair, teeth & toenails)
- Spirometry with Albuterol Administration & blood pressure
- NHANES Anthropometrics (height, weight, waist circumference, skinfold thickness)


Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:
- Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
- Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
- Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
- Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Graduation from an ABHES or CAAHEP accredited Medical Assistant program.
- Prior experience in research or a related field/setting.
- Bilingual skills may be required for certain positions.

Required Credentials:
- Current Medical Assistant – Certified designation by Washington Department of Health (DOH).
- Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS).
- Current Certification as a Medical Assistant by the AAMA, AMT, NHA, or NCCT.

- Pediatric research experience.
- Current Medical Assistant experience in Pediatrics, Urgent Care experience and/or Medical screening and immunization.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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