Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

The focus of the overall clinical research program is to examine the contribution of adequate blood flow to the brain in the perioperative period to delirium and cognitive decline after cardiac surgery

The research assistant will have core responsibilities in the conduct of an observational cohort study in cardiac surgery patients to examine perioperative cerebral perfusion, postoperative delirium, and perioperative cognitive status. The research assistant would be based in the physical space of the Clinical Research Core within the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. A research nurse would provide support and supervision, in addition to the PI of the grant, who is a cardiac anesthesiologist and clinical researcher. The research assistant would have substantial interactions with patients. This position is highly appropriate for recent college or master’s-level graduates who are interested in medical school or other medical training and desire patient contact within a clinical research setting. There are also academic opportunities (i.e. abstracts, manuscripts) in related areas within the research program of the PI.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

We anticipate enrolling 1-1.5 patients/week in the observational study. Key tasks would include:

  • Screening and obtaining consent
  • Coordinating and performing a 1-hour cognitive testing battery prior to surgery and then 1-month and 1-year after surgery. These tests could be performed in the hospital or at the patient’s home.
  • Assessing delirium daily on postoperative days 1-4. This could include weekends.
  • Processing several blood samples
  • Coordinating intra- and post-operative monitoring
  • Abstraction of data from the electronic health record.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.
  • 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 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:

  • Experience with patients and/or great inter-personal skills would be helpful.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The most important skills are being able to function as part of a team in a flexible manner, to be self-directed, and to have great inter-personal skills.
  • A number of the outcome assessments require formal interviews with patients.

Classified Title:Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 per hour; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/Some weekends as neeeded
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002720-SOM Ane Cardiac Anesthesiology
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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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
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https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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