The Research Program Assistant be involved in data collection, entry, analysis, and management functions in clinical research. Primary responsibilities will include leading participant recruitment for clinical research, answering study related questions, screening potential participants, scheduling and maintaining study calendar and serving as a liaison between the participants and the different research teams. Excellent communication skills and a high level of work ethic and professionalism are required in addition to maintaining a high level of motivation and positive attitude.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Identify appropriate patients for clinical studies
Collect data from study participants at JHU while controlling data quality and maintaining research integrity.
Set up and take down equipment for environmental monitoring in the field
Obtain informed consent from eligible patients
Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records
Call participants with reminders of their appointments
Post appointments to research calendars
Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness
Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys, and visits in REDCap
Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records
Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
Actively communicate and update supervising study coordinators and/or investigators on patient enrollment and data collection status via verbal and written communication
Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects’ needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly)
Communicate with study sponsors, coordinators and collaborators
Escort patients through hospital during their research visit
Disburse petty cash payments to study participants.
Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
Attend recruitment and community outreach events
May be required to:
Use the JHU Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) to design clinical study tools. This will include design of study calendars and case report forms, all for use via a web-based research infrastructure.
Conduct basic literature search & organize data for research manuscripts, as needed
Prepare materials for submission of applications and renewals and maintain communication with the Johns Hopkins IRB, GCRC, and all related committees.
Under supervision, perform Quality Assurance activities related to research protocols
Develop and modify case report forms as needed.
Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure SOPs are followed
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Education: High School diploma/GED. Some college courses preferred.
Experience: Some work experience
JHU Equivalency Formula: Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Education: Undergraduate training.
Experience in a clinical or clinical research environment preferred
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude
Experience in using a personal computer.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.
Have own reliable transportation
Weekend and evenings availability
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Required: All 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
Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time
Assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment
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
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00/40 hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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