Under general supervision, the Research Program Assistant (RPA) for the Mobility Asthma Program (MAP) supports departmental research programs and/or clinical trials with study data collection and organization through the process of recruiting and coordinating activities for one or more studies. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient interviews, data collection, data entry (scanning and verifying collected data for accuracy), organizing collected information; records management, and communicating with team members on the status of project. RPA will contribute to data collection for research study examining the potential health impacts of moving to new homes among asthmatic children participating in a housing mobility program, and assess changes in exposure to indoor allergens and airborne particulate matter (PM). The RPA will work to recruit, screen, and consent and enroll interested families.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
General knowledge of the research and applies basic analytical skills to administer assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention.
Conduct routine, in-home, patient interviews requiring some weekday flexibility (8:30 a-5:00 p, 9:00 a-5:30 p, 10:00 a-6:30 p, or 11:00 a-7:30 p) and possibly an occasional Saturday workday.
Prepare air pumps for home deployment and weigh dust filters upon return
Screen and assess eligibility criteria for potential study volunteers at the housing mobility program’s office and by phone, explain study procedures and obtain consent, coordinate/schedule patient follow-up appointments.
Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires administered in visits and participant’s homes and by phone.
Prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. May run pre-established routine queries.
Act as primary contact for study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
May perform routine clinical procedures, e.g. height, weight, etc…
Clerical and other duties as assigned.
We will train the RA to conduct home assessments including environmental air monitoring and dust sampling; perform clinical measures of pulmonary function (spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide); collect urine and microbiome samples, perform blood draws with participants ages 5-17 and provide participants education on strategies designed to reduce allergens in their homes.
Travel to locations on/off campus including participant homes and partner organization housing mobility program office. Access to own vehicle strongly preferred.
Flexible schedule including some evenings as stated above and occasional weekend hours (no more than possibility 1 day per 2-3 months).
High School diploma/GED required. Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Related Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college courses preferred. Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.76-$16.77 Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department Name: 10003081-SOM Ped Immunology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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