The Division of Infectious Diseases seeks a Research Program Coordinator who will administratively coordinate protocol implementation typically for one-three studies under the supervision of 24 principal investigators in the Departments of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Research Program Manager, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall monitoring of research projects and following activities related to the development and implementation of study protocols.
The Research Program Coordinator will be involved in the planning of visits to several nursing home study sites and will be required to attend previously planned as well as impromptu site visits. The nursing homes involved in this project are located across the state of Maryland, in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, and the Research Program Coordinator will be required to have their own transportation to commute to these facilities. The project the Research Program Coordinator will be involved in concerns the SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the nursing home environment, which houses a vulnerable population. The nature of the project will require impromptu site visits, as the detection of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in participating facilities will require/necessitate an on-site response led by members of the research team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate all activities of a research study to assure validity of findings. Ensure adherence to protocols.
Aid in the planning, organization, and execution of site visits, which will include the collection of study participant biospecimens.
Set up databases using Qualtrics, REDCap, Excel, Access, or similar systems.
Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires, prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases, and monitor data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol; may run pre-established routine queries.
Screen, recruit and consent patients into research studies.
Abstract medical data from charts requiring some interpretation.
Update basic tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, REDCap or similar software applications.
Oversee record management for research studies.
Serve as a resource for clinicians involved in study in regard to protocol requirements.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Participate in study meetings, record meeting minutes, and develop agenda for meetings.
Provide updates on protocol implementation status and make recommendations on operational issues.
Assist with IRB writing and submission.
Assist with orientation and training of less senior research staff in data collection and data entry (e.g., use of REDCap).
Assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations and Excel graphs.
Assist with abstract and manuscript preparation.
Assist with grant and contract preparation.
Coordinate and conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups.
Follow activities related to the development and implementation of study protocols.
Collect and/or process laboratory specimens.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Flexibility in work schedule.
Valid drives license and access to reliable transportation to travel to study sites in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties.
Two years of related experience preferred.
Experience working with patients (e.g., interviewing, patient interactions) is desirable.
Previous experience in record abstraction, ideally in a clinical research environment is highly desired.
Must have a mode of transportation to commute to nursing homes across the state of Maryland, in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties.
Experience working under timelines for completion of work.
Prior coursework in biology, microbiology, infectious diseases, public health, and/or biostatistics.
Knowledge and experience with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and REDCap.
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others as part of a team.
General knowledge of the research and basic analytical skills to administer assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention.
General knowledge to assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned studies, which may include protocol/study specific data collection forms, placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00om Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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