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Research Program Assistant - Baltimore, MD #4034187


Company: Johns Hopkins University

Date: 10/13/2017

Category: Computer Software

City: Baltimore, MD

Classified title: Research Program Assistant


Working title (if applicable):


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CB


Starting Salary Range: $11.95


Employee group: Casual


Schedule: Varies


Employee subgroup: Non-exempt


Department name: Medicine


Personnel area: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


General summary/purpose: Will be involved in home visits in clinical research and serve as a back- up for subject recruitment, clinic visits, data collection, data entry and data management functions.


Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • Will be responsible for collecting environmental data from study participants, including conducting participant home visits.


  • Administer simple standardized surveys, clinical assessments and other data collection techniques to patients and their proxies in-person and via phone; record data on case report forms


  • Call patients with reminders of their appointments


  • Data entry and management using electronic database and other computer software


  • Data collection via abstraction from paper-based and electronic clinical records and from administering phone and in-person surveys


  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency


  • ยท Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits


  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records


  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and I!RB regulations and guidelines. Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to participant visit.


  • Actively communicate and update supervising study coordinators and/or investigators on patient enrollment and data collection via verbal and written communication


  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects' needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions


  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude o Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly)


  • Communicate with study coordinators and collaborators o Identify appropriate patients for clinical studies


  • Obtain informed consent from eligible patients


  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records


  • Conduct standardized assessments of patients during clinic visits if needed.

Minimum qualifications:


Requires high school diploma/GED.


Preferred qualifications: Some college preferred.


Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. ls aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.


Equal Opportunity Employer:


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


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