Research Interviewer

Maryland, United States
$11.95 - $16.44
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classified Title: Research Interviewer 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Hourly Rate Range: $11.95 - $16.44
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule:  Two or more evening clinics per week and a least one Saturday a month.
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10001154-W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose: Administer a very detailed questionnaire involving questions related to health and medical history to study participants in a large long-term cohort study of HIV infection in gay and bisexual men.

Specific duties & responsibilities: The Research Interviewer will administer a very detailed questionnaire involving questions related to health and medical history, sexual and drug use history, access to medical care and utilization, as well as medications and compliance. Perform internal checks for consistency within the questionnaire. Obtain informed consent per protocol and medical releases. Administer a questionnaire containing very sensitive questions related to sexual risk behavior which is performed on a PC by study participants. The successful candidate will be required to pass Protection of Human Research Subjects and HIPAA certification classes, if not already done.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula30 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. *

Preferred qualifications: Some college courses preferred. Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience. 

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must have the ability to accurately obtain and record detailed information and assist participants in remembering past events. 
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the medications used to treat HIV disease and its complications and know how they are usually prescribed. Ability to educate individuals concerning methods to prevent HIV infection.
  • Knowledge of substances of abuse and terminology associated with street drugs. Medical terminology necessary.  Knowledge of survey and scientific methods highly desirable; must be sensitive to the nature of the work and confidentiality of the study participants. Prior work experience administering research interviews. Prior work experience with HIV infected individuals.

Additional information:  Must be comfortable working with bisexual and homosexual men, as well as working in a diverse office environment. Must be a willing and positive worker. Working schedule includes two or more evening clinics and at least one Saturday a month.

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

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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