The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to support faculty and research staff with the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Program. Under the supervision of the PIs, the Research Program Coordinator will perform data collection in support of the investigators and collaborators in the research environment. The position will support participant recruitment, retention and data collection for patients seeking care for clinical research projects related to Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Research Program Coordinator will maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements, and record keeping (including maintaining the decision log to track changes to the implementation plan and/or performance metrics).
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned studies.
Obtain and maintain certification of in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Human Subjects Research (HSR), HIPAA, and patient assessments. Certification will be completed as part of the onboarding process.
Follow all study Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols and procedures.
Comply with all regulatory and institutional requirements related to clinical research. Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
Obtain informed consent from eligible patients/caregivers.
Verifies patient eligibility by comparing patient history with protocol requirements.
Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits.
Recruit and consent participants from the Johns Hopkins Health System and the surrounding community into on-going studies.
Develop data collection forms and set up research databases with REDCap and other database platforms.
Collect data via extraction from paper and electronic medical records.
Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol.
Maintain specimen logs and coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records for each participant enrolled in the clinical studies to ensure compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
Assist with basic data management tasks such as running queries on existing databases, organizing and editing data, conducting reliability checks.
Will call participants with reminders of their appointments, post appointments to research calendars, and maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits, and compile mailings.
Prepare and organize data collection materials for participant visits, conducting the study visits, and collecting biological specimens. Compile test batteries, participant charts, and mailings.
Administer standardized surveys and neurocognitive assessments to research participants or their proxies via phone, or during clinic visits.
Assist the radiologist with reviewing participant scans for data entry.
Assist with submission of documents to the IRB.
Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must maintain current certification in all applicable JHU required training classes.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing and relational databases.
Operates personal computer to access email, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
Must be flexible to shifting priorities and responsibilities in the program.
Outstanding verbal and written communication, and the ability to interact well with collaborators, investigators, study subjects, and staff. It is critical that this assistant be able to work both independently with modest direction and as part of a team. Reliability, flexibility, professional manner, and organizational skills are essential.
Excellent attention to detail and record keeping.
Ability to problem solve, prioritize responsibilities, and manage several priorities at once.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to walk to multiple areas of campus.
Ability to lift research binders and push carts.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Intermediate computer experience (knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential).
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Advanced computer skills and word-processing, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
Experience with data management and analysis.
Proficient in use of IBM and MAC computers, previous basic office experience ideal as the use of basic office machines (fax, phones, copier, etc).
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75 - $23.00/hr (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Sur Pediatrics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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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