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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 5:21 AM

Classified Title: CO Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC

Hourly Rate Range: $13.73 - $18.87; commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Full-time

Employee Subgroup: Non-exempt

Schedule: 8 hours per day Mon-Fri

Location: 600 North Wolfe Street

Department Name: Urology

Personnel Area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager of the division, the Research Program Assistant II is responsible for facilitating clinical research patient visits and data collection at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. The position will support the conduct of Genitourinary Oncology clinical trials, including coordinating start-up activities, scheduling and preparing for patient visits, assisting with data collection and clarification, and general administrative duties. This position will work closely with all members of the GU Oncology Program, including PIs, research nurses, study coordinators, program manager, and financial manager.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

* Assists clinical research staff with data collection, including obtaining medical records, lab results, diagnostic results, visit notes, data entry, and data clarification.

* Assists nursing staff to prepare for research patient visits. Helps with appointment scheduling, research kit preparation and inventory, and study orders delivery.

* Assists in the process of consenting research participants and the collection of biospecimens as outlined in approved protocols

* Sets up protocol implementation tools, including visit checklists, research requisitions, meal and parking vouchers, and sample collection trackers.

* Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols.

* Assist with laboratory processing of patient specimens

* Assist with collection, entering of data into databases, and compiling of data for reports and presentations

* Participates in routine group meetings and/or study-specific teleconference.

* Performs general administrative tasks, including copying, faxing, maintaining office supplies, and errand running.

* Assists with study invoicing and reimbursement requests.

* Has working knowledge of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.

Minimum Qualifications

* High school diploma/GED.

* 2 years related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research.

* Additional education may substitute for experience.

* 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. *

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree preferred.

* Certified Phlebotomist or equivalent certification desired.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities

* Phlebotomy training is not required, but prior experience/training is a plus. Candidates without this training must attend phlebotomy training (training to be provided at the cost of the employer)

* Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.

* Knowledge of medical terminology required.

* Outstanding organizational skills required.

* Excellent attention to detail skills required.

* Must have excellent time management skill.

* Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.

* Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.

* 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.

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* 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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