Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology is seeking a Research Program Coordinator. This position is responsible for coordinating clinical research activities for the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center on the Broadway campus. Position will include research activities, data management and carrying day to day activities for research projects. Responsible for monitoring progress of research protocol for multi-center study and collection of research data on patients entered into research protocols at the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include familiarity with a range of clinical research conducted in the Division of Rheumatology with primary coordinating responsibility for assigned studies, processing and storing samples collected, contacting and scheduling research subjects, acquisition and verification of data from questionnaires as well as acquisition of results from laboratory and imaging studies, phlebotomy/blood processing and storing of samples collected, ongoing communication between patients and faculty, and ordering supplies
Responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collection of data on patients entered into research protocols.
Responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of patient clinical data.
Maintains detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols.
Adheres to protocol requirements to ensure the validity of clinical research subject data.
Familiar with good clinical practice guidelines and knowledge of sponsor and FDA guidelines.
Screens and recruits participants. Determines eligibility of patients at screening visits.
Maintains a research chart (as appropriate) for study participants. Organize patient source documents and case report forms for collecting and analyzing patient data.
Phlebotomy and specimen processing in accordance and after training in biohazard material handling and Department of Transportation (DOT) Shipping requirements.
Organize patient source documents and case report forms for collecting and analyzing patient data.
Works with supervisor and study sponsor (where appropriate) on problem recognition/resolution, accuracy of data gathered and patient well-being, completion and collection of regulatory documents required by sponsors.
Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow-up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to assure completion of protocol requirements.
Meets regularly with Principal Investigators to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Participates in, and travels where necessary to, all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of clinical research and clinical trials.
Responds in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to data.
Is knowledgeable of and complies with institutional and external clinical research guidelines.
Maintains compensation records for participants if required by study.
Bachelor’s degree required. Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Please note: this position will last one year.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant with clinical or clinical research experience will also be considered. Prior work experience in a medical office or practice setting is also valued.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal skills to interact professionally and congenially with collaborators and study patients are a must.
Medical terminology and an advanced knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access and Internet preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, One year position Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Medicine, Bayview Rheumatology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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