Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
$12.19 - $16.77
09 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: [[$12.19 - $16.77 ]]
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 to 5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: [[601 N. Caroline (JHOC 6)]] 
Department name: 10003035-SOM Oto Pediatric Otolaryngology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose:

For the Department of Otolaryngology is seeking a full time Research Program Assistant for an observational study evaluating clinician-family communication and decision-making in pediatric surgical care.  Position is 6-month post (starting winter 2019) with possibility of contract renewal.  Independence and comfort interacting with children, their parents, surgical nurses, and surgeons.

Specific duties & responsibilities:  

  • Recruit, screen, and enroll study participants according to protocol eligibility criteria.  Enrolled participants will include parents, children (the patients), and surgical clinicians.
  • Review patient medical charts to determine potential eligibility. 
  • Collect and organize study data through study protocols, interviews, and data entry.  Data collection includes audio recording patient encounters during active clinic sessions.
  • Review study protocol, and obtain informed consent from study participants as dictated by study. 
  • Conduct routine research interviews, distribute surveys and other outcome measures, coordinates study transcripts.
  • Enter study material into the database. 
  • Run routine queries of the data.
  • Travel (car preferable) to external clinic sites including East Baltimore, Bayview, Anne Arundel, Greenspring, Howard County for study protocols and participant recruitment.
  • Assist with clerical duties and manuscript preparation.
  • Assist with running errands related to study (facilitate participant incentives, purchase and deliver snacks, write thank-you notes, etc).  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory): 

High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., GED).  Some related experience. Experience working with Microsoft Office required (Word and Excel)

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience working with REDCap web application and/or Stata preferred.
  • Some college courses preferred
  • Experience working with children, families, or pediatric care preferred.
  • Experience working with health services and outcomes research studies preferred.
  • Motivated and self-directed individual who works independently

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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