Position will support participant recruitment, retention and data collection for clinical trials and NIH funded studies. The position will assist with research study visits with a special emphasis on recruitment, consenting, administering questionnaires. The person in this position will work with the Research Program Coordinator to prepare and organize data collection materials for participant visits, conduct the study visits, and collect biological specimens.
This position will be required to recruit participants from both JHH and JHBMC. The primary office will be located at the Bayview campus. Travel will be required between the two locations. May also need to accompany study participants and biospecimen samples to and from a lab in a different building. If needed, will assist with home visits for data collection. Modifications to research protocols are made as per University guidance to ensure appropriate precautions in the setting of COVID-19 pandemic.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Using explicit criteria described in research protocols, screen and identify eligible patients and maintain a log of eligible and non-eligible patients; request clarification from senior staff if uncertainty regarding eligibility; promptly notify senior staff of eligible patients.
Ensure that proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure that the original signed and dated consent from each study participant is filed in participants’ research record.
Perform study procedures such as pulmonary function testing, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, blood draws, and other procedures as needed in studies.
Data entry and managementusing REDCap, electronicdatabase and othercomputersoftware.
Data collection via abstraction from paper-based and electronic clinical records and from adminstering phone and in-person surveys.
Administer simple standardized surveys, clinical assessments and other data collection techniques to patients and their proxies in-person and via phone; record data on case report forms.
Track and assess quality and completeness of data entry and abstraction; immediately raise potential concerns with supervisors.
Generate graphs, funder reports, and scientific meeting presentations. Prepare manuscripts for publication.
Maintain an organized filing system for electronic and paper-based research records according to HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
Maintains and audits research charts for each participant enrolled in the clinical studies ensuring that documentation meets IRB and regulatory standards.
Regularly update clinical and research staff, verbally and in writing, of progress with job functions
Communicate effectively and cooperate with both clinicians and researchers who are directly and indirectly involved in the project in order to achieve project goals in an efficient and effective manner.
Able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and utilize good time management
Recruit, verify subject eligibility and schedule subjects for studies.
Backup support for homevisits, lab assistant if necessary.
Scope of Responsibility: Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.
Decision Making: Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
High school diploma required.
Two years of research experience required.
Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Phlebotomy certification preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Possesses knowledge of basic human subject research and ethical guidelines for research.
Experience in using a personal computer and software programs especially Word and Excel.
Experience with Access and other databases is a plus.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
Must be detail oriented and organized.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
All HIPPA and IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8 hours per day Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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