Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.19-$16.77 Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 1800 Orleans Street Department name: 10003170-SOM Rad Interventional Radiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Research Program Assistant is responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collection of research data on study participants, ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with approved research protocols. These activities include but are not limited to: patient screening, eligibility determination, participant registrations, scheduling of research tasks, and populating patient databases.
Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
May assist Principle Investigator/ Administrative Supervisor in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies.
Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Research Nurse, and Administrative Supervisor/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.
Verifies eligibility of patients for research studies by reviewing patient history, clinical imaging and laboratory results with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in database as required.
Collects, enters, and compiles clinical data. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used by the Principle Investigator in treatment planning for individual patients, presentations, and publication.
Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow-up visits at the appropriate time in the study cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
Collects and processes research samples as specified by study protocol.
Assists in maintaining a protocol for tracking patient activity and data submissions.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma/GED. Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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.
Some college courses preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Interpersonal, communication and interview skills required in order to carry out protocols with human volunteers. Experience with Macintosh personal computers, Microsoft Office applications, graphical software, and statistical software preferred. Excellent organizational skills are required. Demonstrated leadership skills preferred. Must be able to use independent judgment and give exceptional attention to detail. This position requires working with a subject population of diverse socio-economic conditions and a varying age range.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting testing equipment, and pulling a cart with testing equipment and binders.
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