Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10 - $22.12 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Required M-F 8am-4pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi Personnel area: School of Medicine
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Research Program Manager, the Research Program Coordinator works independently to complete clinical research procedures for the MESA Study at Johns Hopkins University. The MESA Study is a multi-center longitudinal observational study within the Division of Cardiology. The Research Program Coordinator will be working mostly in a clinical research setting directly with research participants, some of whom are elderly, while adhering to the study protocol. The Research Coordinator will perform clinical research procedures on human subjects with little to no direct supervision.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
Recruit participants over the telephone to participate in a MESA Mind study visit.
Coordinate/schedule research exam visits with participants, research staff, and transportation services.
Keep very accurate records of recruitment status of all individuals contacted.
Complete order in EPIC for research studies, including brain MRI and PET scans.
Send out appointment reminders to study participants and prepare paperwork for the study visit.
Prepare materials needed for exam visit.
Compile and send exam results to participants.
General offices duties including copying, filing, answering phones, taking messages.
Enter data into a computerized database and on paper documents.
Work in coordination with the clinic coordinators to help escort participants to different appointments within the hospital.
Ability to work and travel between the East Baltimore Campus (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and the Field Office in Fells Point.
Maintain knowledge of the study protocol and reporting requirements.
Responsible for clinic research procedures on study participants on a daily basis, including informed consent, questionnaires, blood pressure, urine collection and possibly to include 6 minute walk, phlebotomy (optional), amongst other procedures, with little supervision.
Completes all training and certification requirements arranged by the coordinating center for required research procedures in a timely manner.
Transmission of study results to reading centers.
Coordinate and conduct quality assurance procedures on a regular basis.
BA/BS 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.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to be flexible in work conditions, hours and work well in team setting.
Proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software- ability to use a laptop and personal computer.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills- interviewing techniques required.
Excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to multitask.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Able to assist elderly research participants to get on and off exam tables.
Walk long distances within the hospital, possibly a few times a week.
Stand for long periods of time when escorting participant.
Lift and push/pull 25 pounds.
Able to transport a cart with medical equipment on it.
Sit at desk for long periods of time a few days a week.
Type on a computer for long periods of time a few days a week.
Able to walk up a flight a stairs.
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 see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
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