The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is seeking a motivated Research Coordinator Apprentice to participate in a training program for new research study coordinators. The Research Coordinator Training Program will make use of the ICTR's unique educational programs, clinical infrastructure and expert consultative resources to develop highly trained, and experienced coordinators who are ready to enter the workforce as a clinical research coordinator in academic medicine or pharma. The program consists of training and hands-on experience in research coordination.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Attend all trainings, lectures and courses as required.
Accurately complete study coordinator work assignments.
Independently coordinate blood and tissue banking protocols to ensure proper collection and handling of samples, i.e. bone marrow, blood, tissue, skin, check swabs, etc.
Identify prospective patients for multiple research protocols.
Prepare consent documentation.
Entering data in Case Report Forms.
Independently conduct consenting process or ensure consent is obtained on appropriate patients.
Ensure proper samples are obtained and distributed and catalog patients for future tracking.
Participate in clinical trial start-up meetings.
Evaluate feasibility of protocol-driven blood and tissue sampling.
Identify potential problems and discuss issues with appropriate staff and/or sponsors for prompt resolution.
Collaborate with internal and external laboratories processing clinical trial samples to ensure compliance with each individual trial.
Obtain and maintain excellent IV and phlebotomy skills.
Obtain clinical trial-driven blood samples, processes, stores, labels and ships, as appropriate per each individual clinical trial, ensuring quality samples.
Independently arrange courier service, as needed for transport of clinical trial blood and tissue samples.
Obtain and maintain excellent operating knowledge of all assigned clinical equipment and clinical computer systems.
Assist research nurses, study coordinators, principal investigators and other study personnel in outpatient patient care areas in executing clinical trial-driven activities as directed.
Schedule clinical trial-related laboratory tests, visits, procedures and treatment and resolve any schedule conflicts and ensures timely patient tracking.
Contact clinical trial patients as appropriate with special instructions prior to upcoming tests/exams.
Ensure adequate study supplies are ordered and maintained, i.e., shipping, laboratory, office, specimen handling, etc.
Audit to ensure specimen quality assurance is consistently maintained throughout clinical trial.
Track/Maintain regulatory documentation and clinical care documentation provided to increase clinical trial compliance. Anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow.
Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from bio-hazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Other duties as assigned to ensure high quality research conduct.
Participate in ICTR research activities as needed.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Proficiency in the use of common software applications, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness required.
Must have excellent communication skills and friendly demeanor; should be able to work independently after supervised training period.
Must be organized and have excellent time management skills.
The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to work well with other professionals with supervision and be comfortable being part of a diverse professional team.
Sitting in a normal seated position in office setting.
Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.
Lifting and/or 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.
High School Diploma or GED with 2 years of relevant experience.
Bachelor's Degree with 0–1-year experience.
Classified Title: Study Coordinator Apprentice Working Title: Research Coordinator Apprentice Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: Min: $15.00 - Max: $25.50 hourly ($40,000 budgeted; commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview (Hybrid) Department name: SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch Personnel area: School of Medicine
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