The Research Program Assistant II will be responsible for participant recruitment, retention and data collection for the research study "Efficacy of the Freespira Breathing Treatment" conducted at the research space in 550 North Broadway. The study is a clinical trial of a Breathing Biofeedback mechanism for panic and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Work as part of a productive, collaborative research team with the following specific tasks: preparing documentation for data collection, organizing participant visits, obtaining consent and conducting the study visits. Good communication skills to work with the clinical teams and administrative staff are required. Compliance with HIPPA and patient ethics parameters are required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for recruitment, screening and enrolling research participants. Skilled at project presentations. Witnessing of and/or administering of consent procedures. Preparation of session room and equipment, compiling necessary forms, and providing professional explanations of such matters as orientation procedures, payment procedures, practice sessions, running of sessions. Schedules subjects by producing a calendar for the subject's interview, training and session days which will confirm the availability of the necessary test area facilities, and coordination of any additional protocol personnel. Maintaining a log of the the subjects calls and the other data.
Runs research protocol session with human volunteers, collecting physiological and behavioral data on paper and online. Data collection tasks may include collection administration of self-reports, explain the breathing treatment to the participant and families as well as interaction with medical personnel as needed. Skill set to train the youth on the breathing sessions. Be patient and caring toward the participants and families.
Monitoring the breathing sessions through the secure internet database regularly. Input, organize, edit, and verify data. Score subjective report forms filled out by research participants. Makes changes to the IRB as necessary to the protocol with PI guidance. Receives training to access clinical databases to include EPIC and EHR. Able to learn to use MS Office, Stata through the Linux operating system (Ubuntu). Responsible for maintaining a current and backup copies of research data and ensuring the security and confidentiality of the data. Reports to the Principal investigator.
Documentation for Data Collection:
Collection of questionnaires assessments from data collection visits and telephone assessments. Data entry of participant information into study databases. Procedures for data integrity, data security and confidentiality followed.
Participant Data Collection:
Establish and maintain working relationship with study participants, staff, and investigators. Conduct participant consent procedures. Conduct participant interviews based on study protocols. Administer data collection tools, including questionnaires. Administer telephone assessments. Contact participants by phone, as needed, to collect data and to schedule and confirm appointments. Implement follow-up protocol for hard to reach participants and no-shows.
Related Project Tasks:
Participate in staff meetings. Assist PI as necessary with study related tasks including preparing letters and documents, filing, emailing, mass mailings, reviewing charts, editing forms, maintaining databases, and conducting literature/web searches. Participate in cross-training to cover other studies and provide support as necessary. Responsible for budget tracking and reimbursements.