Counseling Program Evaluator

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Tobacco and Health Behavior Science Research Group (led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker) is part of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our research includes a focus on testing innovative behavioral interventions to change unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking). Our group is now conducting several clinical trials to test a new form of therapy, called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, to help people quit smoking.

With direct supervision from the lead trainer (Dr. Madelon Bolling) and as specified by the research protocol, the Counseling Fidelity Coder will perform both Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and standard behavioral therapy fidelity assessments on a random sample of audio-recorded smoking cessation counseling sessions conducted as part of a large randomized trial testing a smoking cessation behavioral intervention.

1. Become proficient in the counseling techniques employed by the intervention, and identify, rate and document the therapeutic skills in practice.
2. Perform fidelity assessments as per protocol; maintain complete, accurate, and timely documentation of the assessments.
3. Participate in regular quality review meetings for assessment/enhancement of inter-rater reliability. Provide constructive peer consultation and quality review to help other fidelity coders maximize their contributions to the project and accept same. As needed, adjust methods and performance as agreed upon in consultation with the supervisor.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience, and possess excellent organizational, verbal communication, and listening skills. Other qualifications include proven attention to detail, demonstrated dependability, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. An interest in behavioral interventions and prior experience with the use of the fidelity evaluation instruments of behavioral interventions would be highly preferred.

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