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Research Program Assistant II

 

Classified title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC

Starting Salary Range: $13.73 - $18.87

Employee group: Casual

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Hours will vary according to study needs. Max hours will be 28.

Location:JH Prohealth Gwynn Oak

Department: Internal Medicine
 

 

 

Under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program Assistant II (RPA) will work as a member of the team carrying out data collection duties and responsibilities in the conduct of ongoing clinical trials that aim to improve the physical health for persons with serious mental illness. The RPA is responsible for interacting with study participants and the collection of high quality study data and accurate data entry in adherence to study protocols.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The RPA will interact directly with youth and adult participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

-Playing a key role in recruiting, screening, and retaining study participants in community and clinic settings;

-Conducting initial screening assessments of potential candidates for study eligibility;

-Performing the informed consent process;

-Conducting baseline and following up assessments; assessments with participants will include physical measurements (e.g., height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, etc.) and questionnaires; 

-Collecting, processing, and testing specimens (e.g., blood, urine); 

-Providing financial compensation to participants who have completed study activities and logging compensation disbursements; 

-Keeping excellent study records in participant charts, maintaining organization of participant charts; 

-Entering and verifying participant data into a web-based database using a laptop or other portable electronic device in a timely manner; updating tracking spreadsheets; 

-Contacting study participants’ Primary Care Physicians for various study purposes (e.g., obtain clearance for study assessments, obtaining medical records); 

-Ensuring the security and confidentiality of all participant data; 

-Attending and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings, conference calls, and trainings.

-Working closely with and supporting other study staff.

 

The RPA must have either experience in phlebotomy or a willingness to learn. Training on phlebotomy required during the introductory period. 

The RPA will also be responsible for recognizing emergency situations, implementing emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, and administering first aid including CPR.  Certification in CPR and AED required during introductory period.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

High school diploma/GED and two (2) years related experience in a research setting required. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. 

Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of simple record keeping required. 

Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites required; must have own transportation. 

Excellent organizational skills is a must, as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members. 

Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed. 

Work Location: Must have transportation to study sites in Baltimore City, Baltimore Country, and potentially beyond but within Maryland. 


JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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JH Prohealth Gwynn Oak

Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
EEO is the Law. Learn more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information: http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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