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The Research Program Assistant II coordinates the day to day support of a large clinical research group. Serves as department liaison with outside support groups, i.e. pathology, radiology, central laboratories, and multiple research laboratories both in house and third party. Responsible for establishing effective policies and procedures for obtaining, processing and handling all clinical trial-driven correlative blood and tissue samples. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for independently coordinating blood and tissue banking protocols to ensure proper collection and handling of samples, i.e. bone marrow, blood, tissue, skin, check swabs, pheresis products, etc. Identify prospective patients for multiple banking protocols, prepare consent documentation, independently conduct consenting process or ensure consent is obtained on appropriate patients for banking protocols and ensure proper samples are obtained and distributed and catalog patients for future tracking. Participates in clinical trial start-up meetings, evaluates feasibility of protocol-driven blood and tissue sampling, identifies potential problems and discusses issues with appropriate staff and/or sponsors for prompt resolution. Collaborates with internal and external laboratories processing clinical trial samples to ensure compliance with each individual trial. Obtains clinical trial-driven blood samples, processes, stores, labels and ships, as appropriate per each individual clinical trial, ensuring quality samples. Independently arranges courier service, as needed for transport of clinical trial blood and tissue samples. Assists the research nurse and principal investigator in outpatient patient care areas in executing clinical trial-driven activities as directed. Assists as needed with in-services for clinical support staff (phlebotomists, clinical associates, medical assistants, etc.) for each new clinical trial regarding applicable clinical details. Schedules urgent/emergent clinical trial-related laboratory tests, visits, procedures and treatment. Resolves any schedule conflicts and ensures timely patient tracking. Contacts clinical trial patients as appropriate with special instructions prior to upcoming tests/exams. Intervenes, as necessary, on issues relating to patient complaints, and operational issues, and takes measures to correct situation or ensures appropriate personnel are involved. Ensures adequate supplies are maintained, i.e. shipping, laboratory, office, specimen handling, etc. Orders clinical-trial specific shipping materials, medical supplies. Independently arranges routine and emergent equipment maintenance and repair. Represents department on support staff-related administrative issues and assists in the development of support-related policies and procedures. Audits to ensure specimen quality assurance is consistently maintained throughout clinical trial. Maintains current support documentation on all clinical care provided to increase clinical trial compliance. Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from bio-hazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on staff and patients, as well as, the quality of service within the department. Occasionally, assumes the direction of staff and/or function. Disseminates non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate, requiring above average oral and written communications skills. Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required and two years of related experience required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Requires certification as phlebotomist. If not already certified, must become certified during introductory period. 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. Role/Level/Range: ACRO/ 2 / CC Salary: $13.73 - $18.87 an hour Status: Full-Time Department: Oncology Location: East Baltimore 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 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. Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 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