Job Req ID:  113409

Research Program Assistant

We are seeking a Research Program Assistant who will be involved in data collection, data entry, and data management functions in a research program.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records.
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, treatments, and visits.
  • Perform data entry, data management and calculations using a computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Review data input for accuracy and completeness.
  • Actively communicate and update supervising 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 the clinical program according to protocol eligibility criteria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Follow all written and unwritten program practices, procedures and protocols.
  • Organize and file patient records; prepare and maintain program materials.
  • Prepare weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor.
  • 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.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • 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.
  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates high motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions with all patients, research staff, investigators, and students
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Some related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some college courses.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Research Program Assistant   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: $15.25 - $23.00 HRLY ($34,840 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 830a-5p 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus 
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



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**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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