Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Under the direct supervision of the ICTR Clinical Research Nurse Manager, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible for working in the ICTR Clinical Research Units (CRUs) on a variety of COVID-related protocols, and will have a good working knowledge of research protocols The position will work directly with research patients and collect blood and other biologic specimens and process specimens as needed. The Coordinator will collect and document accurate clinical research data per the study requirements. May be requested to consent research participants which includes consent discussions with patients and appropriate documentation. Assists studies with infection control, and establishing standard operating procedures. Works in the lab with diagnostic testing and other biospecimen collection, phlebotomy. Will work primarily in the COVID Clinical Research Unit but may work in the other non-COVID ICTR CRUs. Engage in creative problem-solving with emerging concerns in the COVID CRU. Interact effectively with diverse study teams and investigators to faithfully execute clinical trials in the CRU.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Complete data collection forms, enter data into secure research database(s) and communicate with study team members.
  • Educate eligible patients on specific study procedures.
  • Schedule research-related appointment and procedures.
  • Consent patients to studies, as needed.
  • Identify potential implementation challenges and address with Nurse Manager.
  • Oversees study supplies at the CRU location to ensure procedures can be performed when needed- .
  • Perform accurate data entry for billing functions by following clinical research, hospital and ICTR billing policies.
  • Perform blood draws.
  • Perform upper respiratory specimen collection including nasopharyngeal swabs.
  • Performs basic vital signs, height, weight.
  • Receive, process, pack and send/deliver specimens in accordance to orders or directions.
  • Complete and accurate documentation according to study protocol.
  • Maintain effective communication with study teams and investigators.
  • Act as PPE Safety Officer for the COVID CRU.
  • Set up telemedicine visits, assure patient comfortable with telemedicine platform (polycom, zoom etc), if needed.
  • Knowledge of lab procedures, medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology.
  • Maintains point of care for lab equipment, maintains policies and procedures pertaining to the lab.
  • Participates in quality assurance initiatives and process improvement initiatives.
  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely fashion, requesting assistance as needed.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively within own unit/department and with other units and departments.
  • Professional development: Completes all mandatory requirements, including CPR certificate, Mylearning requirements.
  • Attends 75% of unit staff meetings.
  • Self-management: presents a positive image of JHBMC through professional appearances and behavior.
  • Knows, understands, and abides by the policies and procedures of JHBMC
  • Customer Service: Treats research participants, research teams and co-workers with courtesy respect and caring behaviors.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to customer’s requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required.
  • Some related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Must be willing and able to work with COVID-19 infected participants.
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential research and participant information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of participants, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
  • Regular contact with researchers and collaborators requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • Phlebotomist Technician Certificate Required or willingness to be certified.

Classified title: Research Program Coordinator

Working title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full time

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8am-4:30pm 40hrs/Wk - Possible Travel Between Campuses

Location: 16thFloor - 750 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore MD

Department name: 10003311-SOM ICTR Inst Clin Translational Resrch

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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