The Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology seeks a Research Program Coordinator who will work under the overall direction of the Study PI and will have duties and responsibilities related to participant care in a clinical research environment. The individual will display responsible behaviors, communicate effectively with others, and function as a member of the research team. The RPC will be responsible for administratively managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the research activities. The RPC must demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant care activities, provide guidance for and act as a role model for all staff on the research team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Build and maintain working relationships with personnel at study sites, including ProHealth, East Baltimore Medical Center, and other study recruitment sites.
Follow common study recruitment strategies as outlined in the research protocol, which may include sending out recruitment letters and brochures, reviewing medical charts, and/or approaching potential study candidates.
Schedule and coordinate research space and research staff for intake and recruitment activities; remind participants of upcoming research visits and appointments via phone, mail, and/or electronic means of communication.
Perform the informed consent process; conduct participant interviews; assist in screening and assessment of potential study participants including randomization of study participants.
Design and utilize protocol specific report forms and source documents.
Maintain a confidential and secured data management system that integrates data from study participants and the laboratory. Generate and maintain spreadsheets from this database for tracking participant activity.
Conduct follow up assessments appropriate to the study protocol.
Oversee and provide financial compensation to participants who have completed study activities; responsible for managing and maintaining disbursement records.
Keep careful records and maintain study logs.
Establish and maintain a study regulatory binder and charts for each participant.
Meet regularly with the research team for review of data accuracy and overall progress.
Collect biological specimens (urine samples), blood pressure measurement and other clinical measures.
Coordinate and participate in regularly scheduled meetings and conference calls with the study team; study collaborators; community advisory board members; and data and safety monitoring board; develop meeting agendas in collaboration with the PI.
Work closely with and support other study staff.
Prepare project progress reports.
Responsible for coordinating serious adverse event reporting with the investigators to insure prompt reporting to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Participate in required training sessions.
Collaborate with project team on presentations, manuscripts and grants related to project data.
Ensure security and confidentiality of all data.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal and formal department goals, standards, policies and procedures and follows them to the best of their ability.
Makes decisions and establishes work priorities and procedure-oriented operations. The candidate is also responsible for carrying out duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the Principal Investigators (PIs).
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Requires a bachelor's degree in a related discipline, and some experience.
Additional related experience may substitute for some 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 & Abilities:
Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills, particularly for communicating with a wide variety of individuals including study participants, administrative personnel, PIs, experienced clinicians and physicians
Ability to follow guidelines as established by research study protocols
Attention to detail and ability to chart and enter data accurately
Must be able to make decisions and act independently while keeping the PI informed
Must be extremely detail-oriented and with good organizational skills.
Study home visits may be necessary.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills including navigating the internet and websites.
Must also possess excellent technical and quantitative skills.
Required: All IRB-required courses, appropriate study related certifications/training must be completed within 2 weeks of start date.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus(telecommute 2x per week) Department name: SOM DOM Nephrology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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