Classified title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $37,781. - $51,950.
Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full-time
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt
Position Type (New/Direct Replacement/Restructured Replacement): New
Schedule (hours/days): Must be flexible to work evenings & weekends with advanced notice.
Location: Pro-health, Woodlawn
The Sr Research Program Coordinator (SRPC) has duties and responsibilities related to conducting in research studies for persons with serious mental illness. The coordinator implements study recruitment, data collection, follow-up activities and performs data entry. SRPC participates in training new data collectors and trainees; i.e., student interns or casual employees. When the SRPC is at a study site, they will supervise data collectors and trainees in study procedures. The SPRC will also work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Recruits, consents and determines eligibility for study participants; responsible for ensuring participants are eligible for study.
Implements baseline and follow-up data collection including screening for eligibility, questionnaires, blood pressure, height, weight, skinfold measurement, accelerometer and waist circumference measurement.
Sets up the data collection workspace at sites; initiates conversations with site staff on a daily basis for participant updates.
Contacts participants' physicians for clearance for group exercise and conducts chart reviews for participant chronic conditions.
Organizes participant baseline and follow-up visits. May send mailings, telephone participants and/or make home visits for follow-up.
Assists in developing and formatting study data collection forms, recruitment materials and consent forms with supervision from Principal Investigator/Study Director.
Able to communicate with study site administration and discusses space for data collection activities as needed such as blood work and six minute walk.
Performs data entry and troubleshoots with Study Director/Principal Investigator/Data Manager appropriate and relevant data entry mechanisms and needs; oversees data entry and responsible for tracking progress
Proficiently uses, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
Assists in training data collectors and interns/students; Master Trainer in weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure, skinfold, accelerometer measurements, urine collection, and smokerlyzer.
May supervise data collectors and interns/students, particularly if Study Director is at another location.
Responsible for documenting all medical events and alerting Study Director.
Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, administers first aide including CPR.
Participates in regular data collection, team and oversight meetings.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols.
Other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree required.
Required: Three years related coordinating experience
Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
*Must have transportation. Will primarily work from 2024 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD; however, will also work at 1849 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, MD. In addition, may travel to current or future study sites which are within Maryland.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites across Maryland required. Excellent organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members. Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed. Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed. Must have either experience in phlebotomy or a willingness to learn. Training on phlebotomy required during the introductory period.
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.
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