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Research Program adjunct II

Johns Hopkins University

January 13, 2018
Job location:
Baltimore, Maryland

Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative


General summary/purpose:
Under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program adjunct II (RPA) will work as a member of the team carrying out data collection tasks and responsibilities in the conduct of continuing clinical trials that aim to improve the physical health for persons with serious mental illness. The RPA is responsible for interacting with study participants and the collection of high quality study data and accurate data entry in adherence to study protocols.

Specific tasks & Job responsibilities:
The RPA will interact directly with youth and adult participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

-Playing a key function in recruiting, screening, and retaining study participants in community and clinic settings;

-Conducting initial screening assessments of potential candidates for study eligibility;

-Performing the informed consent process;

-Conducting baseline and following up assessments; assessments with participants will include physical measurements (e.g., height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, etc.) and questionnaires;

-Collecting, processing, and testing specimens (e.g., blood, urine);

-Providing financial compensation to participants who have completed study activities and logging compensation disbursements;

-Keeping excellent study records in participant charts, maintaining organization of participant charts;

-Entering and verifying participant data into a web-located database using a laptop or other portable electronic device in a timely manner; updating tracking spreadsheets;

-Contacting study participants' Primary Care Physicians for various study purposes (e.g., obtain clearance for study assessments, obtaining medical records);

-Ensuring the security and confidentiality of all participant data;

-Attending and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings, conference calls, and trainings.

-Working closely with and supporting other study staff.

The RPA must have either practice in phlebotomy or a availability to learn. Training on phlebotomy required during the introductory period.

The RPA will also be responsible for recognizing emergency situations, implementing emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, and administering first aid including CPR. Certification in CPR and AED required during introductory period.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
High school diploma/GED and two (2) years related practice in a research setting required. Additional education may substitute for practice to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Workplace: Must have transportation to study sites in Baltimore City, Baltimore Country, and potentially beyond but within Maryland.

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Public Health or related field. practice with spreadsheet and databases. practice with organization and verification of data sets. Phlebotomist certification or training. expertise of basic laboratory techniques and safety preferred.

Special expertise, expertise, and abilities:
expertise of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. expertise of simple record keeping required.

Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites required; must have own transportation.

Excellent organizational expertise is a must, as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal expertise with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.

Interest in working with mentally ill/underprivileged populations needed.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication expertise using the spoken word.
capability to see within normal parameters.
capability to hear within normal ranges.
capability to move about.

Classified title: Research Program adjunct II
function/Level/Range: ACRO / 2 /CC
Starting income Range: 13.73- 18.87
Employee group: Full- Time
Employee subgroup: non-exempt
Employment type: Direct Replacement
Schedule: 40 hours per week; Monday-Thursday (must be flexible) 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
Job location: Pro- Health, Woodlawn

The prosperous 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, Contact Us by the HR Business Services Office at E-Mail: 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 continuing 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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