Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General Summary: This position is for an organized Research Program Coordinator to coordinate clinical trials for persons infected with hepatitis C virus, HIV, and/or other gastrointestinal disorders. The coordinator will join an experienced team of physicians, nurse practitioners, research coordinators and support staff in a thriving research and clinical practice. Studies are industry sponsored and include observational studies, treatment trials and pharmacokinetic (PK) studies. The Research Program Coordinator will offer friendly, courteous, and confidential assistance to patients to ensure that the patient has a positive experience while at Johns Hopkins and will conduct clinical trial operations according to all applicable regulatory laws and IRB policies.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide care to patients participating in clinical research studies under supervision of clinical research manager.
Coordinate the implementation of study protocols in collaboration with the principal investigator.
Coordinate communication regarding patients' current health needs between primary care provider, Principal Investigator and medical consultants under the supervision of clinical research manager.
Monitor lab values and patient health status while on clinical research study and communicates this information, as well as corresponding protocol requirements, to Principal Investigator for medication dose adjustments.
Develop source documents and case report forms for data collection.
Enter data in electronic data capture systems through direct entry or chart abstraction.
Submit protocol, written consents, reports, summaries and other communications for the institutional review board and sponsoring agency, for protocol approval.
Disseminate information on the policy decisions made by the sponsor and data monitoring site to the Principal Investigator and research staff.
Communicate with the medical and study staff to promote and ensure successful recruitment for studies and medical management while in the study.
Monitor patient accrual, follow up, data collection and perform quality assurance checks on data. Schedule patients for laboratory tests, medical examinations and consultations. Maintain accurate information on each patient to facilitate the patient encounter.
Telephone and interview patients and/or family members to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments.
Communicate with Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and Research Coordinators regarding progress of research and management of problems.
Coordinate laboratory specimen processing, storage, and shipment with external and internal laboratory personnel.
Maintain confidential records of research trials.
Recruit volunteers from JHH clinics, referring physicians, hospitals and community to participate in clinic research studies. Assists with advertising for accrual.
Carry the research mobile phone, respond to calls from internal staff, triage and direct calls as appropriate.
Minimal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Required: Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience.
Preferred: Two years' work experience preferred in a university/hospital setting; 2 years clinical trial research experience.
Medical terminology and basic computer skills.
Ability to coordinate staff from multiple disciplines.
Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with collaborators, study subjects and staff.
Experience using IBM compatible PC and office suite software.
Ability to function independently with high degree of motivation essential.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: flexible up to 16 per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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