Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the conduct of study protocols designed around individuals with pain. Responsibilities will include recruiting, enrolling and following participants in the studies. Works closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Sr. Research Program Coordinator in all aspects of study management. Communicates with study team and PI on all clinical aspects of patient management. Works with other staff members to ensure rapid data entry and high level of quality control.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Recruit, screen and enroll eligible subjects for participation in research protocols with final authorization from principal investigator and/or research team leader
Perform blood draws and processing
As a principal investigator designee, explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential subjects
Verify patient eligibility for studies with principal investigator and/or research team leader
Obtain medical release of information from patient as needed per protocol
Coordinate and document all aspects of subjects’ participation (including subject interviews, telephone contact with subject or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the subject management on protocol
Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal and external sources and monitors compliance with requirements of the clinical studies
Monitor clinical course of subject’s enrolled in clinical trials, under nursing supervision, ensuring that research protocol is executed appropriately
Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol
Meet regularly with Principal Investigators, Sr. Research Program Coordinators and protocol team leaders to review patient participation, data accuracy and overall project progress
Provide updates on current progress of the study as requested
Maintain patient study calendars
Schedule patient study appointments
Control quality of source documentation and research integrity
Detect and help solve logistical, technical and patient related problems as they pertain to protocol participation
Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
Attend study meetings to represent the research unit and grow in knowledge of data quality and the federal regulations governing clinical research.
Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
Willingness to use personal vehicle for recruitment off site
Other duties as assigned by the Research and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline
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:
* 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 the 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. *
Phlebotomy training, and demonstrated proficiency.
Experience with clinical research desirable
Experience with protocol implementation and patient coordination preferred
Experience with completion of data sets (Case Report Forms) desirable
Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association).
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required as is attention to detail and the ability to complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
Knowledge of standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft office) required
Ability to maintain meticulous records
A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to function both as a team member and independently
Ability to prioritize workload on a daily and weekly basis
Ability to work well with others to solve problems
Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines and prioritizes multiple tasks
Ability to maintain participant confidentiality
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills
Ability to work well with patients and show a high degree of motivation in enrolling participants
Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Program Coordinator, and other staff members and research participants
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
HIPAA and Research Compliance certification training relevant to human subjects’ research and other JHU classes as required.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00am, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 60009277-Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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