This position performs participant recruitment, interviewing, surveying, and tracking; quality control; and data entry for research grants and projects led by the Director of Transitional Care Research. As the U.S. population ages, the number of Americans who have chronic health conditions will greatly increase. New health service delivery systems will need to be developed, evaluated, and disseminated into widespread practice in order to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care for older Americans who transition across healthcare settings. This position will primarily be working with the research team on projects in the areas of geriatrics health services research and patient safety.
Perform data collection and related work to complete study goals.
Perform data entry ensuring complete and accurate database entry.
Create and maintain databases.
Maintain records for various research projects.
Perform simple statistics in Microsoft Excel.
Extrapolate data and display in a recognizable format to present to study team members and the Principal Investigator.
Review medical records.
Create and maintain research dashboard.
Assist with editing and completion of IRB submissions, including new projects, continuing review, termination reports, and further study actions.
Perform study subject recruitment, phone screens, consent, and interview / administer surveys to older adults, caregivers, and clinicians.
Verify subject eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements.
Oversee and implement the informed consent process.
Ensure adherence to study protocols and study quality and maintain patient confidentiality.
Create forms for study use (i.e., recruitment flyers, data collection sheets, consent forms, etc.).
Create figures and diagrams for manuscripts and posters.
Develop and edit manuscripts and posters.
Essential Job Functions:
Using internal software tools, database, and script guidelines, reach out to potential participants on the phone to speak with them about the project, determine eligibility, obtain oral consent, and record responses to interview questions.
Ensure security, quality, and confidentiality of data by following policies and procedures
Make follow-up survey calls to enrolled participants
Complete data entry regarding participant information.
Complete all training in a timely manner.
Additional administrative tasks may include:
Participate in staff meetings.
Assist project manager as necessary regarding typing, filing, faxing, mass mailings, chart review, and literature searches.
Assist in preparing recruitment and tracking update reports.
Assist in preparing monthly quality control and data management reports.
Assist in preparing reports and applications to funding agencies and internal sources including IRB.
Assist in completing reviews of the scientific literature.
Support investigators in writing grant submissions, annual reports, abstract submissions, and other reports as required.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Some related experience required.
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) 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.
Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.
Some college courses preferred.
Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidate Other experiences considered helpful, but not required: community work or volunteering, work or volunteer time in a research setting, retail or other customer service or customer support job, or any telephone-based work.
Due to the nature of the role, evening and/or weekend hours are required to reach study participants when they are available.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others.
Strong attention to details and follow-ups; must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
Ability to make independent decisions.
Ability to work for periods of time without direction.
Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees as well as outside contacts.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS word, Excel and Power Point.
Must have good people skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Classified title: Research Program Assistant
Working title: Research Program Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $12.31 - $16.93 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:30am-12:30pm 20hrs/Wk
Location: Bayview Medical Center - 5200 Eastern Ave Suite 700, Baltimore, MD -Center for Transformative Geriatrics Research
Department name: 10002790-SOM DOM Bay Geriatric Medicine
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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