We are seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator (Sr RPC) who will provide research support to investigators within the HIV Outcomes Program. TheSr RPC will work closely with the Operations Manager of the HIV Outcomes Program to develop and execute research policies and procedures for the main studies of the Program. This individual will assist the investigator(s) within the program to develop the Standard Operating procedures (SOP) for study recruitment, retention and execution. This role includes identifying potential patients for the studies, confirming that patients meet eligibility criteria for enrolling studies, and ensuring procedures are following for obtaining informed consent. The Sr RPC will supervise the research staff who are responsible for study consent and conducting research surveys in the clinic. This individual will assist in the collection of data (e.g., interviews), medical record review, and in other data collection activities for the main studies of the HIV Outcomes Program, and provide cross cover when staff are out. This individual will interface with the research laboratory staff to ensure that biological specimens are handled safely and transported to the research lab following SOP. The Sr RPC supports behavior and conduct that is conducive for clinical study recruitment and collaboration between the clinical staff and research staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develops and maintains SOPs.
Regularly attends scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledge of procedures, protocols and clinical care issues.
Works collaboratively with other project staff to meet study goals and deliverables.
Develops and implements systems for monitoring, reporting, and quality assurance activities.
Ensures program quality, research fidelity, and adherence to project goals and timelines. Produces reports as needed for the project.
Works closely with Co-PI's to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements for the study.
Works with investigators to identify, recruit and enroll study participants.
Reviews reports to assess for study eligibility in preparation for weekly recruitment.
Conducts screening for study participation.
Documents study eligibility in research database.
Educates study subjects on the study protocol and obtains informed consent.
Administers surveys to the participants.
Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of clinical research, HIV disease and related illnesses. Excellent communication skills and in concepts of personnel supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients and perform study related activities. Ability to perform and comprehensively review electronic and paper medical records. With instruction, ability to interpret aspects of the clinical medical record and laboratory studies used in the care of the patient for transcription to study forms.
Ability to conduct simple queries using applications such as Access and SQL in the development of reports used to monitor studies.
The work will require walking from the research office to the HIV clinic on a daily basis. Activities include but are not limited to.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills, using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal ranges.
Ability to move about.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Three years related experience.
Advanced use of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint to develop research materials and reports.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $40,100-$55,140 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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