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Classified title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC Starting Salary Range: $28,558.00 - $39,250.00; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full-time Employee subgroup: Non-exempt Schedule (hours/days): M-F 8:30 - 5pm Under the direction of the Principal Investigators and the Research Program Coordinator, the research program assistant (RPA) will work on behalf of the Sickle Cell network (SiNERGE) supported by for the HRSA Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Project (SCDTDP) centered at Johns Hopkins University. The primary goals of the program are to help improve health care services and outcomes for children, adolescents and adults in in the Northeast Region (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and West Virginia) who have sickle cell disease. We will improve the treatment and outcomes for people living with SCD within our collaborative region by: 1. Increasing the number of providers treating individuals with SCD using the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease Expert Panel Report; 2. Using telementoring and other provider support strategies to increase the number of providers administering evidence-based sickle cell care; 3. Developing and implementing strategies to improve access to quality care with emphasis on individual and family engagement/partnership, adolescent transitions to adult life, and care in a medical home; 4. Developing and implementing a central data collection strategy for the region that supports the surveillance of objectives 1-3 and appraises the state of SCD care in the Northeast Region. The Research Program Assistant will work primarily in clinical ambulatory, inpatient, and satellite practice site settings with virtual participants and grant partners while adhering to the study protocol. The RPA will help with educational activities and distance learning created as part of the SiNERGE network. The RPA will coordinate and facilitate information flow between faculty, distance education learners, and various education sites. Assists in the production and distribution of distance education course materials, and schedules, and facilitates delivery of academic courses to learners at remote sites. The RPA will be responsible for providing technical support to end users (virtual learners) and site faculty, staff, and partners. He/she will also conduct surveys, perform data entry, and prepare reports as needed. The RPA will develop and distributes promotional and informational materials, and may provide direct academic/administrative training or assistance to distance education students. The RPA will maintain the integrity of data collection and databases. Maintain collaborative relations with partners and internal JHU staff, assist in maintaining all deadlines for grant and other deliverables, assist with distance learning technology, and organize and coordinates educational presentations. Specific duties & responsibilities: Provides administrative, technical, and operational support for the PDs, project coordinator, instructors and/or distant site coordinators; coordinates communication and information flow between sites and the university campus. Coordinates development and publication of course offerings and schedules with faculty and departmental representatives. Assists in the course certification and maintanice of CME/CEU and MOC credit as appropriate for the course. Coordinates instructional course activities, which may include the logistics for distance delivery technologies, facilitates and enhances day-to-day operating relations with site coordinators, as appropriate to the position. Coordinates the development and preparation of marketing and promotional plans and/or materials, as appropriate to the program. Conducts on-site registration and fee payment for students at remote sites, as appropriate to the individual educational activity and administrative structure. Provides administrative and informational support and guidance to students of distance education programs, as appropriate to the position; may serve as administrative liaison between students, faculty, and site administration, as appropriate. Conducts surveys and feasibility studies for policy formation and improvement of services. Assist in the development of an interventional plan, in collaboration with the PD and research program coordinator and distant learners and patients to minimize or eliminate identified barriers to healthcare and adherence. Maintain accurate and timely documentation, record keeping and feedback of information to the PD and research program coordinator. Ensure that educational activities of the grant remain in compliance with accurate and timely documentation and record keeping Help evaluate outreach strategies and priorities. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications (mandatory): High school diploma or GED. 2 years related experience. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred. Essential qualities deemed requisite for this position include an optimal mix of personal and interpersonal skills and life experiences. Individuals should be highly motivated and committed to improving the health of underserved individuals while possessing a pleasant easygoing affect. The candidate must demonstrate solid oral communication skills. Good written communication skills are necessary. Finally the person must be able to demonstrate a high degree of creativity and ingenuity. Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Other requirements are as follows: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Records maintenance skills. Ability to compile and produce course catalogs and promotional materials. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of distance learning technology. Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Information technology skills. Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions. Organizing and coordinating skills. 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. 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. EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Facility School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Personnel Area School of Medicine

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