Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $12.19 - $16.77/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hrs per wk Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003114-SOM PMR Physical Med and Rehabilitation Personnel area: School of Medicine
We are seeking a Research Program Assistant to help execute studies. Successful applicants will be personable, detail oriented, well organized, and dedicated to helping patients with diverse needs. Prospective applicants must demonstrate excellent time management skills by effectively prioritizing and working on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines. Applicants must also have strong communication skills and be able to collaborate with the whole research team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness
Call patients with reminders of their appointments
Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
Administer standardized surveys to research subjects or their proxies via phone, or via in-patient, clinic or home visits
Assist in preparation of data reports for IRB, funding agencies, and other research sponsors
Maintain logs of patient screening, and data collection
Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based records
Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
Actively communicate and update supervising coordinators and/or faculty on patient data collection and entry status 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
Attend regular group meetings (weekly or monthly)
Work independently under the direction of the faculty to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study
Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with supervisor as appropriate
Conduct standardized assessments of patients via in-patient, clinic or home visit
Set up and take down equipment for patient testing
Follow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols
Organize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials
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.
Undergraduate degree in related field.
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.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues. Strong verbal communication skills.
Experience in using a personal computer. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.
All IRB- required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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