Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Medicine, Division of Addiction Medicine isseeking a Research Assistant to screen, recruit patients, and determine patient eligibility for participation in study. Will collect and interpret study data in an organized and precise fashion to maintain data integrity. Disburse and track funds to study participants on a timely basis. Provide comprehensive study support and contributes to successful project execution.Responsible for protocol initiation, procedural adherence, and compliance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Screens, recruits patients, and determines patient eligibility for participation in study via patient histories, test results, medical exams, etc.
Willingly acts as a resource person to other medical staff regarding study protocol and interpretation.
Responsible for protocol initiation, procedural adherence, and compliance.
Obtains informed consent and administers and scores psychological, intellectual, and/or other medical assessments and tests.
Obtains blood specimens by performing venipunctures, preparing specimens for laboratory testing, tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection.
Obtain other biological specimens including urine specimens
Documents and consistently maintains detailed records and research data files.
Assist with data entry, data cleaning, and the preparation of reports.
May accurately disburse and track funds to study participants and book transportation.
Collects and interprets study data in an organized and precise fashion to maintain data integrity.
Regularly schedules study related testing as required by protocols.
Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.
Consult with PI and Study Coordinator on management of participant problems and concerns.
Provide administrative coverage as an assistant to the Primary Investigator, project manager, and study coordinator as the need arises (general clerical: printing, copying, preparing correspondence, answering phones, inter-organization pick-up and delivery).
Participate in Study team meetings
SPECIFIC TO EXHIT ENTRE:
Recruit, screen (for study eligibility), and enroll participants.
Conduct screening and follow-up visits
Conduct the informed consent process, collect participant locator information, and, as appropriate, obtain authorization for release of information.
Perform randomization procedure for participants in eClinical.
Schedule study participants for follow-up assessments.
Collect, test, and ship (as applicable) blood samples
Perform urine collection and testing activities.
Prepare and ship genetics samples as described in the MOP and other applicable instructions. Manage compensation tasks such as ordering and maintaining supply of gift cards or cash, ensuring accuracy of compensation, and distributing participant compensation.
Conduct follow-up activities (phone calls, mailings, and in-person reminders) to ensure that participants return for follow-up visits.
Enter data directly into EDC system and from paper source documents.
Respond to all data queries
Provide back-up to other study personnel as required and appropriate.
Perform general study administrative tasks, as needed.
Conduct interviews and guide participant self-administered assessments.
Maintain current and accurate study records.
Complete regular inventory of study medication and supplies and report information to the CCC.
Assist with medical records abstraction
Attend and participate in study conference calls, as required.
Establish rapport and track participants for all study visits.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related work 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 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 QUALIFICATION: Experience with substance abuse.
SKILL, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY (SKA):
Requires interaction with a diverse population and interest in working with an older population regarding memory and other illnesses. Perform blood draws and processing.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic computer applications.
Experience with Redcap data entry a plus. Knowledge of research design, protocols, and analysis; knowledge of regulatory aspects of clinical research.
Ability to work independently, be self-directed and motivated. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Skilled in problem solving and keeping detailed records and files.
Displays high standards of attendance, punctuality, maintains confidentiality, and manages time effectively.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Part-time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: Medicine, Bayview Addiction Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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