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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is currently seeking a Research Program Assistant to help execute studies. Successful applicants will be personable, detail oriented, well organized, and dedicated to helping patients with diverse needs. Prospective applicants must demonstrate excellent time management skills by effectively prioritizing and working on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines. Applicants must also have strong communication skills and be able to collaborate with the whole research team.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform data entry and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness.

  • Call patients with reminders of their appointments.

  • Administer standardized surveys to research subjects or their proxies via phone, or via in-patient, clinic or home visits.

  • Assist in preparation of data reports for IRB, funding agencies, and other research sponsors.

  • Maintain logs of patient screening, and data collection.

  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based records.

  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.

  • Actively communicate and update supervising coordinators and/or faculty on patient data collection and entry status via verbal and written communication.

  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects’ needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions.

  • Attend regular group meetings (weekly or monthly).

  • Work independently under the direction of the faculty to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study.

  • Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with supervisor as appropriate.

  • Conduct standardized assessments of patients via in-patient, clinic or home visit.

  • Set up and take down equipment for patient testing.

  • Follow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols.

  • Organize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials.

  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Public Health, or other health-related discipline.

  • Master’s degree or 3 years of professional experience in healthcare systems, healthcare research, or research in the areas of health disparities, neurologic conditions, and/or pain.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.

  • High level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude.

  • Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.

  • Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.

  • Strong verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in using a personal computer.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.

  • Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

Technical Qualifications/Specialized Certifications:

  • All IRB- required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.

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.

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $17.56/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F; 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​Johns Hopkins Medicine

Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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