Research Program Assistant

Requisition #: 315722

Range: CB

Level: 2

Salary: $23,856-$34,195

Status: Casual / On Call

School: School of Medicine

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Research / Lab

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General Description

Department: Medicine - Pulmonary Work Schedule/Hours: Hours Vary. Casual Position.

General Summary:

Will be involved in data collection, entry and management functions in a clinical program.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, treatments and visits
  • Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness
  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to program needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
  • Actively communicate and update supervising clinical coordinators, collaborators, administrators, clinicians and/or and program leaders on patient enrollment/treatment/eligibility and data collection status via verbal and written communication
  • Identify appropriate patients for clinical program
  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude
  • Communicate with program sponsors, coordinators and collaborators
  • o Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based patient records o Maintain compliance with HIPAA guidelines
    • Attend regular group meetings (weekly or monthly)
    • Obtain consent and HIPAA approvals from eligible patients
    • Administer standardized surveys to patients or their proxies via phone, or via in-patient, clinic or home visits
    • Call patients with reminders of their appointments
    • Conduct standardized assessments of patients via in-patient, clinic or home visit
    • Escort patients through hospital during any visit
    • Set up and take down equipment for patient testing
    • Literature search & organize data for program-related reports and papers
    • Prepare study documents for IRB submission, as needed

    o Follow all written and unwritten program practices, procedures and protocols.

    o Organize and file patient records; prepare and maintain program materials

    o Prepares weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor

    o 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, and students

Qualifications

Education:

Required: High school diploma/GED required.

Preferred: Some college courses.


Experience:

Some related experience required. Additional education may substitute for experience. Experience in using a personal computer. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

Certification:

Required: All HIPAA and related courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.

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.


NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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