Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the direct supervision of the Breast Cancer Program Research Manager and a breast cancer medical oncologist, the Research Program Assistant II will be responsible for screening participants for breast cancer clinical trials, consenting and enrolling participants for breast cancer clinical trials , coordinating care and coordinating various research blood and tissue specimens for participants in breast cancer clinical trials. The research assistant will collect and enter data from patients enrolled in clinical trials, in quality improvement projects, and retrospective analyses.
The Research Program Assistant II will be a member of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program research team and will be responsible for participants who receive their breast cancer care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Research Program Assistant II will work closely with the research nurses, Principal Investigators, fellows, and other members of the Breast Cancer Program research team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists clinical research staff with identifying prospective patients and screening patients for clinical trials, consenting patients for clinical trials, and contacting clinical trial patients as appropriate with special instructions prior to study visit.
Assists research nursing staff with preparation for research patient visits. Helps with patient scheduling, research kit preparation and study orders delivery.
Assist in maintaining the Clinical Research Management System (CRMS)
Completes data collection and maintains supporting documentation on all clinical care provided, including obtaining medical records, printing labs, diagnostic results and visit notes) and data entry to increase clinical trial compliance.
Responsible for coordinating patient specimen deliveries to internal and external laboratories and sponsors in accordance with the specific lab manuals and protocol requirement for individual trials.
Ensures adequate supplies are maintained, i.e. shipping, laboratory, specimen handling, etc. Orders clinical-trial specific shipping materials, as required.
Coordinates group meetings, including scheduling, copying, and meeting minutes.
Meets regularly with supervisors and with research nurses, and other breast cancer program study coordinators to review scheduling and data requirement and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial(s).
Ability to understand and comply with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies, and Sibley Memorial Hospital Clinical Research policies.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
General computer skills, with experience with Microsoft Office.
Required: High School Diploma or GED required.
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree.
Minimum two years of medical research experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency statement.
Certified Phlebotomist or equivalent certification highly desired.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Phlebotomy certification preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail required.
Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols.
Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Proficiency in Microsoft application such as MS Word, Excel, and Access.
Ability to learn new databases and software application is required.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
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 physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M- F 8:30am- 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002942-SOM Onc Breast and Ovarian Cancer Personnel area: School of Medicine
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