We are seeking a Research Program Assistant (RPA) who supports departmental research programs and/or clinical trials with study data collection and organization through the process of recruiting and conducting activities for one or more studies. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient interviews, data collection, data entry, organizing collected information, records management, and communicating with team members on the status of project. The RPA will work to recruit, screen, consent and enroll interested families.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
General knowledge of the research and applies basic analytical skills to administer assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention.
Conduct routine, in-home, patient visits requiring some weekday flexibility (8:30 a-5:00 p, 9:00 a-5:30 p, 10:00 a-6:30 p, or 11:00 a-7:30 p) and possibly an occasional Saturday workday.
Prepare air pumps for home deployment and weigh dust filters upon return.
Screen and assess eligibility criteria for potential study volunteers by phone, explain study procedures and obtain consent, coordinate/schedule patient follow-up appointments.
Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires administered in visits and participant's homes and by phone.
Prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. May run pre-established routine queries.
Act as primary contact for study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
May perform routine clinical procedures, e.g. height, weight, etc...
Clerical and other duties as assigned
We will train the RPA to conduct home assessments including environmental air monitoring and dust sampling; perform clinical measures of pulmonary function (spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide); collect urine and microbiome samples, and provide participants education on strategies designed to reduce allergens in their homes.
May be Required to
Use the JHU Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) to design clinical study tools. This will include design of study calendars and case report forms, all for use via a web-based research infrastructure.
Literature search & organize data for research manuscripts, as needed
Prepare materials for submission of applications and renewals and maintain communication with the Johns Hopkins IRB, GCRC, and all related committees.
Under supervision, perform Quality Assurance activities related to research protocols
Develop and modify case report forms as needed.
Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure SOPs are followed
Travel to locations on/off campus including participant homes and partner organization. Access to own vehicle strongly preferred.
Flexible schedule including some evenings as stated above and occasional weekend hours (no more than possibility 1 day per 2-3 months).
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude
Experience in using a personal computer.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.
Have own reliable transportation
Weekend and evenings availability
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Required: All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time
Assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment
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
Ability to move about
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent, with some college courses preferred
Some related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Education: Undergraduate training.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies, Less than 40 hours a week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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.
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