Research Program Assistant II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Research Program Assistant II will be responsible for screening, recruitment, data collection, and data entry for multiple ongoing research projects.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

    Complete screening process in community and clinic settings to identify potential participants. Recruit and consent potential study participants according to protocols’ inclusion and exclusion criteria; be knowledgeable of the protocols so that study activities are completed correctly. Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure proper storage of consent forms in participants’ research records. Track visit completion, inform them of upcoming scheduled clinic appointments, and manage study procedures concerns and/or issues that arise during visit assessments. Conduct and track follow-up assessments in a timely fashion. Responsible for troubleshooting participant difficulties with assessment completion. Complete status update reports accurately and in a timely fashion to inform the research manager Data collection responsibilities include abstracting data from paper and electronic medical records, conducting baseline and follow-up interviews over the phone or in person all according to written procedure manuals. Data management responsibilities include inputting, organizing, editing, and verifying accuracy of data in databases. Responsible for requesting and coordinating pharmacy refill records and current medication treatment plans. Responsible for tracking, shipping, quality control, and cleaning of study devices. Process, transport, package and prepare biological materials for storage, testing, or shipping. Understand the importance and impact of data integrity regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information. Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information. Exercise good judgment, tact, and sensitivity at all times. Participate in weekly staff meetings to report on screening, recruitment, and data collection progress and resolve problems. Work independently and under the direction of the research manager to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study. Process participant payments and maintain accurate financial records. Performing other study related or administrative duties as assigned or requested.

Scope of Responsibility:Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making:Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required.

Two years of related experience required.

Additional education may substitute for experience:

* JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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

Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; database and spreadsheet knowledge. Must be able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Will need to complete IRB course work. Will need to complete DOT/IATA training.

Physical requirements for the job:

    Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. 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 attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Ability to move about freely, climb stairs, and walk for extended periods with equipment in tow. Ability to lift 40 lbs of study equipment from ground and carry.

Classified Title:Research Program Assistant II
Working Title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14 - $19.44/hr; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary
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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Johns Hopkins Bayview


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
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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