The Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is in search of two Research Assistants for the Maryland Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (MD-ADDM) Project, part of the CDCs ADDM Network. The purpose of this project is to provide estimates of the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Data collection for this project entails reviewing confidential records for precise details at various health facilities and schools in Maryland. Many of the records are available remotely, but some would require travel to site for access.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Contact data sources to schedule appointments for data collection and travel to data sources throughout several counties in MD to perform data collection activities.
Review electronic and/or paper health and education records.
Screen children's records and determine whether abstraction criteria are met.
Abstract data from school and health records, including but not limited to data from developmental, psychological, and cognitive evaluations.
Accurately enter data into an online database.
Adhere to study protocol and guidelines developed by the CDC.
Follow strict confidentiality and security guidelines.
Participate in conference calls with the funder and other project sites.
Assist with education and outreach activities.
Other responsibilities as required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
High level of attention to detail is required.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to use independent judgement while still adhering to project protocol.
Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Job may require travel to sites to access records; in the case of collecting data on site, may be required to lift, move, carry, and return paper records at data sources. Must be able to sit and view a computer screen for long periods of time for data entry.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience abstracting data from medical or school records.
Experience with electronic data collection and collecting sensitive data.
Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder or other related developmental disabilities.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Mental Health Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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