We are seeking a Research Program Assistant who will 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. Reliable transportation as home visits are part of this position. 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 including CRMS, EPUC, ICTR, REDCap, Ripple, and Outlook.
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.
Research home visits which may include deployment and pick up of environmental equipment, physical activity devices, sleep devices, and others. Reliable transportation is needed.
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.
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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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.
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.
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.
Have own reliable transportation.
Weekend and evenings availability.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent, with some college courses preferred.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience in a clinical or clinical research environment preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$18.90-$22.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 40 hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 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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