The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to organize and ensure the successful completion of an external patient safety project using the highest possible levels of quality, performance, and innovation.
This position will provide high-level project coordinator for the Armstrong Institute’s work in pilot testing the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research’s (AHRQ) Quality Safety Review System (QSRS). QSRS is a patient safety surveillance system that uses structured abstractions of patient medical records to identify possible adverse events in U.S. hospitals. Examples of adverse events captured by QSRS include: patient falls, medication errors, blood clots, and healthcare-associated infections. AHRQ envisions QSRS to be a tool that will help the US healthcare system more definitively capture the number of adverse events that occur in U.S. hospitals.
This position will work with a team of three faculty and two research staff to ensure that the contract’s deliverables are provided in a timely and professional way The ideal candidate for this position is someone with top-notch communication skills, strong organizational skills, and is willing to take ownership of the success of the project.
Coordinating the Internal Project Team
Develop work plans and timelines to meet the goals and deliverables that were determined by the project Sponsor.
Organize the work of the project, including coordination and facilitation of meetings and strategic planning.
Track the status of the project’s activities, milestones, and deliverables and report out the status on a routine basis.
Identify areas of risk to the project schedule and/or budget and assist with developing and implementing solutions.
Draft IRB regulatory documents for new submissions, continuing reviews, and changes in research.
Ensure that project protocols and personnel comply with Johns Hopkins Medicine regulations and all scientific/medical research laws by working with external department representatives to develop the protocols.
Assist the project’s Principal Investigator and project team with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, as needed.
Work with the Research Service Manager to develop, modify, and track the project’s budget.
Submit project-related invoices for payment through the Johns Hopkins SAP system.
Coordinating with External Project Partners
Coordinate efforts with external project partners, providing guidance for multiple teams in diverse national locations.
Coordinate the development and execution of contracts between Johns Hopkins, subcontractors, vendors, and project partners.
Collaborate with staff at both Johns Hopkins Health System hospitals and external hospitals.
Develop on-boarding and training protocols and materials for external project team members, including IRB compliance training and training on software and/or systems that are unique to the project.
Identify the training needs and/or additional support needed for the success of the external project team.
Ensure that the external partner team members have the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet project goals.
Maintain and nurture relationships with the external project partners.
Communicating with Project Sponsor
Provide the Sponsor and other project stakeholders with regular updates on the project’s progress.
Prepare project summaries, reports, and other project deliverables, as required by the Sponsor.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s in related discipline required. Must have at least 3 years of experience in a related field – clinical research preferred. Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing is also required. Additional education (graduate level) may substitute for required experience and additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in research projects.
Ability to balance and prioritize tasks, and deliver timely outcomes.
Effective team management and communication skills.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Expertise and experience in research processes and methodologies including qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Strong interest in conducting field research in health care environments.
Experience in data collection protocols and IRB protocol preparation.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520/Annually Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 750 East Pratt Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 Department Name: Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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