Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
$14.93 – $20.53
25 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[$14.93 – $20.53 / Commensurate with Experience ]]
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: [[Flexible: Monday - Friday 15-27 hours per week]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing 
Department name: 10003814-Community Public Health Nursing 
Personnel area: School of Nursing

General Summary/Purpose

The study is collaboration between Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and primary care clinics within the DMV area. This project aims to 1) determine whether poorer problem-solving styles and lower self-efficacy for stress management, mediate the relation between different types of ACE’s and greater anxiety/depressive symptoms among Latina immigrant primary care patients, and 2) develop and pilot a problem-solving intervention for the target population. This Research Assistant position will invite female patients to participate in the research study portion of the project as they check in for their clinic appointment. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for inviting female patients to complete a survey on an iPad before or after they see their provider.

Specific tasks include:

  • Working with the clinic staff to identify appropriate patients
  • Approaching patients to invite them to complete a brief survey
  • Answering patient questions about the survey
  • Maintaining study iPads
  • Provide daily reports of research activities (number of people approached, number accepted, reasons for declining participation)
  • Communicating with the clinic and study team

The next phase of the study will include:

  • Support the development of the intervention through translation of study materials
  • Hosting listening sessions with advisory boards to obtain feedback
  • The RA will also be trained to deliver the intervention for the pilot study. The schedule will vary over the course of the study, depending on project needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Two (2) years related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 

JHU Equivalency Formula

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  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. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in health care setting
  • Experience working with domestic violence or other sensitive topics
  • Prior research experience
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills/comfort approaching and talking to people
  • Must be fluent in Spanish and have advanced writing in Spanish
  • Prior experience in translating medical documents from English to Spanish

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

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