Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator has duties and responsibilities related to research in the MR Division of the Department of Radiology. The incumbent must display professionalism, communicate effectively to others and function as a team member. For patient recruitment tasks, the Coordinator will function under the direction and guidance of the PI or other senior staff. The Coordinator must be competent and provide a safe, clean, orderly and comfortable environment for the Radiology research patient.
Will integrate the day to day activities with other members of the research team to carry out the study.
Will attend study-relevant Tumor Board meetings to identify potential trial candidates.
Will screen the medical records of individuals who have agreed to be contacted for research through the Johns Hopkins electronic medical records.
Will contact participants to conduct telephone screening to determine eligibility for enrollment.
Will coordinate scheduling of participants with senior staff.
Will coordinate car service for the subjects, when applicable.
Will submit required paperwork so that laboratory tests and other research procedures related to the protocol can be completed, as scheduled.
Assists subjects to exam room and prepares subjects for examination and/or research procedures. Prepares the examination or treatment areas before, during and after patient use.
Completes clinical summaries for each participant based on standard procedures.
Maintains accurate and up to date documentation on all subjects.
Enters data in electronic database and checks data entry for accuracy.
Ability to anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow.
Will follow up with the participants for any adverse events.
Develops protocols for study, working with Research Nurse and PI .
Provides background and does other research to educate on subject matter.
Recommends changes to protocol operations to get to end goal.
Serves as department liaison with collaborators and multiple research laboratories both in-house and third-party.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from bio hazardous materials.
Operates equipment, e.g. computer, as directed by the PI or other senior staff.
Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.
Documents task performed accurately.
Obtains and provides health information for research subject use as requested by the PI or other senior staff.
Participates in skill development and training through in-service programs to enhance knowledge level and to ensure mastery of patient care procedures.
Maintains kit inventory spreadsheet and notifies research groups when kits are expired or supply is running low.
Prepares biopsy sample kits prior to use, which may require utilizing reagents in a hooded lab setting.
Coordinates biopsy kit retrieval from Central Kit Services (CKS).
Prepares post-biopsy sample and study requisition forms for delivery to final processing lab.
Manages and prepares monthly invoicing of all IRAT services.
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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Outstanding organizational skills required. Excellent attention to detail skills required. Must have excellent time management skill. Ability to understand and implement support for research studies. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well within a research team. Must adhere 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. Regular contact with the PI, co-PI, physicians, other senior staff and requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
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 –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Department name: 60006402-SOM Rad Cancer Imaging Research
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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