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Job Req ID:  57763

Research Program Assistant

The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary seeks a Research Program Assistant to support the data collection, entry and management functions in a clinical program.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect patient 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 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.
  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based patient records.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow all written and unwritten program practices, procedures and protocols.
  • Organize and file patient records; prepare and maintain program materials.
  • Prepares weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor.
  • 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 student.
  • Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific. section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma/GED required. Some related experience required. Additional education may substitute for experience, 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.   For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.


Preferred Qualifications: Some college courses.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in using a personal computer.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

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


Classified Title: Research Program Assistant  
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 – $16.93/Hour; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 hours/day; Telecommuting is permitted during the pandemic.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus 
Department name: Medicine, Division of Pulmonary 
Personnel Area: School of Medicine


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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