Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.76-$16.77 Employee group: Part-time Schedule: 20 hrs/wk Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 1800 Orleans Street Department name: 10003076-SOM Ped Emergency Medicine Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
We are seeking a research program assistant to help with recruitment and data entry for a clinical trial at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The study involves applying virtual reality goggles/games to children undergoing painful medical procedures in the emergency room, outpatient clinic and inpatient units. These include blood draws, intravenous (IV) catheter placement, burn debridements, etc.
The research program assistant will help recruit patients for a clinical trial. Recruitment includes identification of eligible patients from child life specialists, nurses or physicians; discussion of the study with the child and caregiver; screening for eligibility; and obtaining verbal consent (from the caregiver) and assent (from the child).
During the trial the research program assistant will have an iPad where they log patient data and characteristics. The research assistant will be present during procedures. The research program assistant will also administer survey questions to the child, caregiver, and medical team.
Under the supervision and direction of the investigators and study team members, the research assistant will help out with various activities vital to this large research study.
A commitment of at least 20 hours per week is expected. Hours will vary by week and by needs of the research team, and can include:
Conduct screening and assessment of potential study volunteers, explain study procedures and obtain consent.
Collect data from patient medical records, prepare and code data entry, enter data into a computer database (RedCap).
Be present during medical procedures to capture data.
Clerical duties as assigned.
High School diploma/GED and some related experience. Phlebotomy training, and demonstrated proficiency. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 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.
Some college courses preferred. Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience. Experience working with children preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Organizational qualities. Comfort with observing medical procedures. Flexible availability (some weekdays, evenings, or weekends).
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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