Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Research Program Manager or the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator (RPC) is responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collection of research data on patients entered onto research protocols at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and participating sites. The RPC is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of all patient clinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. This is an intermediate level position in managing clinical trials and/or registry databases within the Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Clinical Research Program.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. Transmits and distributes protocol information. Responsible for submission, verification, and maintenance of protocol specific information on the SKCCC Research Protocol Library.
  • Maintains electronic and/or physical regulatory binder for each assigned protocol. Prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
  • May assist the principal investigator and/or program manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies. Will design and create protocol‑ specific case report forms as needed.
  • Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases for the SKCCC Clinical Research Office and Oncology Information Systems.
  • Maintains an electronic or physical research chart for each patient. Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used by the physician in treatment planning, presentations, and publication.
  • Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements. May design and compile materials which aid physicians/other staff in complying with protocol requirements for these visits and tests.
  • Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Research Nurse, and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial and registry requirements.
  • Prepares for and participates in monitoring and audits of studies. Corrects errors in database when necessary. Writes responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
  • Completes minimum requirement for continuing educational units. Is knowledgeable of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies. May instruct introductory level clinical research personnel in these guidelines and policies.
  • Assists with study budget and invoice preparation as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS degree with course work in sciences/health care 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:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum one year’s experience in clinical trials/medical research strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Certification as a Clinical Research Professional is preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required
  • Familiar with medical procedure and laboratory fees
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required
  • Ability to understand a clinical trial financial contract
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
  • Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent(s).

Classified Title:Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26 - $22.35; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002941-SOM Onc Urologic Oncology
Personnel area: 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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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
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