Will be involved in assisting in coordination of inpatient research protocols, writing protocols for data tasks, data collection, entry and management functions in clinical research.
Essential Job Functions:
oDemonstrates and serves as a role model for a positive work environment, including high motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions with all research staff, investigators, students and participants
oPrepares weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor
oLiterature search & organize data for reports and research manuscripts
oPrepare study documents for IRB submission
oAttend regular group meetings (weekly or monthly)
oHave initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects' needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
oActively communicate and update supervising coordinators and/or faculty on patient data collection and entry status via verbal and written communication
oMaintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
oMaintain filing system for electronic and paper-based records
oCollect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records
oIdentify appropriate patients for data collection
oOrganize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials
oMaintain logs of patient screening, research visit scheduling and data collection
oConduct standardized assessments of patients via in-patient, clinic or home visit, escort patients through hospital during their research visit and represent the research group while guiding visitors from outside an outside institution
oAdminister standardized surveys to research subjects or their proxies via phone, or via in-patient, clinic or home visits
oFollow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols
oAssist in research activities to maintain cohort retention by calling and mailing patients with reminders of their appointments, and scheduling and completing research visits
oAble to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
oProactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with coordinator/supervisor as appropriate
oAssist co-workers and students/trainees in prioritizing work flow when necessary for optimizing efficiently and productivity
oAssist in preparation of data reports for IRB, funding agencies, and other research sponsors.
oAssist coordinator/supervisor/manager in collecting and maintaining staff records including certificates of completion of mandatory IRB classes
oAssist coordinator/supervisor/manager in orienting new staff study procedures
oScreening patient eligibility for studies. Identifies study participants and is involved in their recruitment process on various clinical trials.
oAssist in coordination of studies, including: facilitating administration of study interventions, coordinating with hospital clinicians/personnel
oAssist coordinator/supervisor/manager with study startup, study administrative tasks (e.g. tracking invoices), and quality assurance reviews
oExercise a positive attitude, good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions
oData entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness, as well as assisting with problem-solving through data entry or database tasks
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.
Will work directly under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Study Coordinators/Supervisor/Manager
Does not direct the activities of staff or a function. Has the ability to assign smaller tasks to other team members.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience in using a personal computer. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.
All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.
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
Ability to lift 20 lbs.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent
Two years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $31,200 - $42,432 - $53,040 Houry (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 40 hrs Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
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