Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the direction of the Principal Investigators and the Sr. Research Program Coordinator, the Research Program Coordinator works on behalf of of the sickle cell network, SiNERGe, a collaborative supported by for the HRSA Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project (SCDTDP) centered at Johns Hopkins University. The primary goals of the program are to help improve health care services and outcomes for children, adolescents and adults in in the Northeast Region (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and West Virginia) who have sickle cell disease.
The collaborative project goal is to improve the treatment and outcomes for people living with SCD within our collaborative region by:
1. Increasing the number of providers treating individuals with SCD using the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease Expert Panel Report;
2. Using telementoring and other provider support strategies to increase the number of providers administering evidence-based sickle cell care;
3. Developing and implementing strategies to improve access to quality care with emphasis on individual and family engagement/partnership, adolescent transitions to adult life, and care in a medical home;
4. Developing and implementing a central data collection strategy for the region that supports the surveillance of objectives 1-3 and appraises the state of SCD care in the Northeast Region.
The Research Program Coordinator (RPC) will work fully remote with provided equipment (until Johns Hopkins Medicine resumes full on-site operations) with virtual participants and grant partners while adhering to the study protocol.
The RPC will primarily help in the development and maintenance of the web-based educational activities and distance learning created as part of the SiNERGe network but may support any of the collaborative’s initiatives including data projects. The RPC will coordinate and facilitate information flow between faculty, distance education learners, and various education sites. Assists in the production and distribution of distance education course materials, and schedules, and facilitates delivery of academic courses to learners at remote sites. The RPC will assist in the development of online curriculum platform and curation of curriculum content. The RPC will be responsible for providing technical support to end users (virtual learners) and site faculty, staff, and partners. He/she will also conduct surveys, perform data entry, and prepare reports as needed. The RPC will develop and distributes promotional and informational materials, and may provide direct academic/administrative training or assistance to distance education students.
The RPC will maintain the integrity of data collection and databases. Maintain collaborative relations with partners and internal JHU staff, assist in maintaining all deadlines for grant and other deliverables, assist with distance learning technology, and organize and coordinate educational presentations.
Provides administrative, technical, and operational support for the PDs, project coordinator, instructors and/or distant site coordinators; coordinates communication and information flow between sites and the university campus.
Coordinates development and publication of course offerings and schedules with faculty and departmental representatives.
Assists in the course certification and maintenance of CME/CEU and MOC credit as appropriate for the course.
Coordinates instructional course activities, which may include the logistics for distance delivery technologies, facilitates and enhances day-to-day operating relations with site coordinators, as appropriate to the position.
Coordinates the development and preparation of marketing and promotional plans and/or materials, as appropriate to the program.
Processes registration for learners at remote sites, as appropriate to the individual educational activity and administrative structure.
Provides administrative and informational support and guidance to students of distance education programs, as appropriate to the position; may serve as administrative liaison between students, faculty, and site administration, as appropriate.
Conducts surveys and feasibility studies for policy formation and improvement of services.
Assist in the development of an interventional plan, in collaboration with the PD and research program coordinator and distant learners and patients to minimize or eliminate identified barriers to healthcare and adherence.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation, record keeping and feedback of information to the PD and research program coordinator.
Ensure that educational activities of the grant remain in compliance with accurate and timely documentation and record keeping.
Track and review progress of learners in educational activities.
Help evaluate outreach strategies and priorities.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned to support various ongoing activities of the collaborative.
Maintains knowledge of the study protocol and reporting requirements.
Enter data in a database.
Accurate completion of study-related data forms (surveys) with little supervision.
Obtain informed consent from study participants.
Coordinate and conduct quality assurance procedures on a regular basis.
Compile and send survey results to HRSA.
Help the Sr Coordinator and PIs complete HRSA and coordinating center progress reports.
Participate in community outreach.
Learn about resources for patients with sickle cell disease and refer patients.
Help to improve the ways we support patients with sickle cell disease and their physicians.
Gather and display QI data from the adult and pediatric emergency rooms and infusion center.
Complete all necessary Johns Hopkins research training.
Participate in relevant training, clinical supervision, conferences, and meetings.
Attend and participate in all HRSA team meetings.
Help organize oversight committee meetings.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities to be performed on a regular and consistent basis. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
Some related experience required.
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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.
Two years in a clinical or research setting preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detailed orientated, self-motivated.
Ability to be flexible in work conditions and hours and work well in team setting.
Proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software- ability to use a laptop and personal computer.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills- interviewing techniques required.
Detail orientated, excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to multitask.
Willing to work weekends (up to five weekends per year)
Travel for Training may be required.
Essential qualities deemed requisite for this position include an optimal mix of personal and interpersonal skills and life experiences.
Individual should feel very comfortable using, troubleshooting, and working with technology and web-based interfaces.
Individuals should be highly motivated and committed to improving the health of underserved individuals while possessing a pleasant easygoing affect.
The candidate must demonstrate solid oral and written communication skills, be attentive to detail, well-organized, able to work independently with direction, and bring a high degree of creativity and ingenuity in their work.
Classified title: Research Program Coordinator
Working title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:00am-4:30pm 40hrs/Wk - remote due to COVID
Location: Suite 7.143 - 601 N Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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