Department: Internal Medicine Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 37.5 hrs.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the incumbent will assist in the management of activities that support the overall work of and a specific research study at the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities. The Center works to promote equity in health for at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, promoting sustainable changes in practice and policy, partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and training scholars. The research study is a pragmatic cluster randomized trial in which we will compare the effectiveness of clinic-based standard of care plus audit, feedback and education to an intervention that uses a collaborative care team, a community health worker and specialist consultation to deliver contextualized, appropriately stepped care (CC/Stepped Care) for reducing disparities and improving patient-centered outcomes among patients with hypertension. Thirty primary care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, across Maryland will recruit 63 patients each (total=1,890). The team will use patient and broad stakeholder engagement and apply principles of community-based participatory research to refine and adapt intervention protocols and materials to the needs of participating organizations, practice sites, and populations. The goal of the study is to improve care for hypertension and reduce racial disparities related to health outcomes. The incumbent will work with adult community members, faculty, staff, and students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. He or she will also come in contact with adult (18 and older) research participants. He or she will also work with our clinical partners and interact with providers, MAs, other clinical staff, and adult (21 and older) research participants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Works closely with the study's PIs and research team in the overall planning for the study. Creates processes and new systems to ensure high level of operation and successful implementation of the project. Participates in scientific discussions with co-investigators and collaborators. Makes strategic recommendations/decisions to meet project goals. Facilitates communication between research team, healthcare leadership team, practice staff, intervention and other research staff, and sponsoring agencies. Maintain knowledge of the study protocol and reporting requirements. Serves as contact point for health system partners. Serves as lead research program manager for patient recruitment and data collection, overseeing day-to-day activities of nine part-time patient recruiter/interviewers. Responsible for tracking and reporting of patient recruitment metrics and management of all recruitment activities for the 1890 patient participants in the trial.
This includes: Scheduling recruitment staff. Monitoring recruitment rates and comparing to goals. Manage & track outreach efforts (letters out, ad campaigns, calls, emails, etc.). Oversee follow-up interview process, including developing procedures. Coordinate and conduct quality assurance procedures on a regular basis. With the support of Research Data Manager and other staff, provide feedback and on-going training for recruitment staff. Follow federal, state and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential records related to research patient health information. Generate reports for project deliverables. Prepares data for analysis. Participates in planning, analysis and interpretation of data. Cleans data from health system and surveys prior to entry into summary tables (performing analyses to check the accuracy of data). Performs literature reviews and prepares evidence tables and summaries for grant proposals and manuscripts. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data. Reviews the statistical output and writes summaries of the output to integrate into the final results section of each report/manuscript. Assists investigative team in developing plan for disseminating the results of the study. Participates in the development and submission of manuscripts by preparing a draft of Methods, Results, Tables, and Figures for main study manuscripts. Prepares study results for presentation at professional meetings.
Administration: Plans agendas and coordinates project meetings. Reviews, edits, distributes minutes from project meetings. Assures project management tasks are completed (e.g., prioritize, timeliness, milestones, monitoring, status). Oversees scheduling and implementation of patient recruitment and data collection. Works in coordination with research team to ensure accuracy, proper organization and advanced preparation of sponsored projects applications and reports. As needed, assists in preparing and updating study protocols and reports for Institutional Review Board.
Supervision: Interviews and hires recruitment staff and does performance reviews of these staff. Supervises staff and oversees patient recruitment and data collection procedures at multiple sites. Identifies personnel who are behind in their projects and helps when personnel are sick or on leave. Supervises cross training.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred. Five years related experience. Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks. Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others. Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team, initiative, strong leadership skills, and an ability to work with a team of researchers and with diverse subject populations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with research protocols. Experience in database operations and/or experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research. Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, and Access. Ability to learn new database and software applications. Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols. Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired. Must have excellent time management skills.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Master's degree or above in related discipline strongly preferred.
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