We are seeking a Research Program Assistant/Phlebotomist who will work with the Pulmonary Department at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Will be primarily involved in basic data collection and management, and coordinating study visits for several research projects related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. The Research Program Assistant will screen and recruit potential study participants according to protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria. Will work directly under the supervision of the research nurse and research coordinators.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform phlebotomy and process specimens for multiple studies.
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 group meetings and investigator's meetings as necessary.
Communicate with study sponsors, coordinators and collaborators.
Work independently and under the direction of the research nurse and study coordinator to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study.
Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with coordinator/supervisor as appropriate.
Conduct processes involved in study subject enrollment, including obtain informed consent from eligible patients and proxies, and randomization procedures.
Conduct ECG, spirometry, vitals assessments on enrolled research participants of patients.
Escort patients through hospital during their research visit.
Set up and take down equipment for patient testing.
Assist in preparing study documents for IRB submission, including maintaining regulatory binders.
Maintains quality assurance of study procedures and blinding throughout the study.
Follow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols.
Organize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials.
Schedules and coordinates study related procedures on a timely basis.
Assists other research team members in performing their tasks.
Demonstrates and serves as a role model for a positive work environment, including high motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions with all research staff, investigators, students and participants.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED required.
Phlebotomy experience required.
Some related research or data collection experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience.*
* 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Verbal and written English proficiency.
Proficient in MS office applications, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Strong organization skills with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant
Working Title: Research Program Assistant/Phlebotomist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.50/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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