Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator (RPC) will perform duties to support clinical research studies conducted within the clinical trials team. The RPC role involves the recruitment and retention of research participants for clinical trials and management of patients enrolled in IRB-approved studies.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
45% - Organize and implement recruitment and retention strategies. Assist with recruitment of diverse research participants for clinical trials. Establish and maintain relationships with local Alzheimer's Association, community agencies, churches, and other social programs in the area. Plan and execute new outreach programs. Assisting with activities that are important for participant retention (e.g., meeting with participants at the beginning of their study visits, organizing annual retention meetings, and sending targeted mailings).
22.5% - Administer phone screens and verify patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. Coordinates and schedules patient screening and follow up visits as specified per protocol. Administers cognitive testing for research subjects according to protocol specifications. Maintains research charts for each patient. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data entry into protocol specific databases, and responds to and corrects data queries raised by study leadership. Use EPIC system to review records, order study procedures, and view lab results.
22.5% - Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols, including inclusion and exclusion criteria for study participation, visit timelines, and required data collection points per visit. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data. Edits and completes IRB submissions, including new projects, continuing review, change in research, termination reports, and further study actions. Maintains regulatory binders for each assigned protocol. Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols, including inclusion and exclusion criteria for study participation, visit timelines, and required data collection points per visit. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data. Edits and completes IRB submissions, including new projects, continuing review, change in research, termination reports, and further study actions. Maintains regulatory binders for each assigned protocol.
10% - Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Research Nurse Manager, and Research Coordinator Supervisor to review recruitment efforts, data accuracy, and overall study updates. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial requirements.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Some of these responsibilities involve travel in the Greater Baltimore area, including travel between several Johns Hopkins medical campuses and travel to community events and off-campus meetings. A flexible daily schedule will sometimes be necessary, based on staff and faculty availability, and the time and location of community outreach events.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
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. 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 PC operations and software application such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, and Access.
Ability to learn new database and software applications.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent attention to detail skills.
Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols.
Excellent time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability and licensure to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - 22.34 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M -F / 37.5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003134-SOM Psy Bay Bayview Physicians Personnel area: School of Medicine
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