Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Assistant II has duties and responsibilities related to Radiology patient care in a clinical environment. Responsible for facilitating clinical research patient visits. Support the conduct of Nuclear Medicine Division Clinical Trials, including scheduling and preparing for patient visits, assisting with clinical trial billing, as well as general administrative duties. Work closely with members of the Nuclear Medicine Division Clinical Trials, including PIs, research nurses, study coordinators, program manager, and financial manager.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares for research patient imaging visits. Helps with appointment scheduling, research kit preparation and inventory.
Assists clinical research staff with data collection, including obtaining medical records, lab results, diagnostic results, visit notes, data entry, and data clarification.
Sets up protocol implementation tools, including visit checklists, research requisitions, meal and parking vouchers, and sample collection trackers.
Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols.
Documents task performed accurately.
Maintains an electronic or physical research chart for each study participant. Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources.
Anticipates changes in imaging schedule and maintains a smooth patient flow.
Provides patient instruction for imagine visits and specimen collection.
Participates in routine group meetings and/or study-specific teleconference.
Performs general administrative tasks, including copying, faxing, maintaining office supplies, and errand running.
Has working knowledge of and complies with Good Clinical Practices and ICH Guidelines.
Adheres to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
Maintains regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
High school diploma/GED.
2 years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required 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 education/experience required for the respective job. *
Bachelor’s degree. Related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficient in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Outstanding organizational skills.
Excellent attention to detail skills.
Excellent time management skill.
Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.
Ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Good judgement, tact and sensitivity.
Physical requirements for the job:
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/hr; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003822-SOM Psy Molecular Psychiatry Program Personnel area: School of Medicine
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