The Research Program Assistant II will be responsible for screening, recruitment, data collection, and data entry for ongoing research projects.
Essential Job Functions:
Complete screening process in community and clinic settings to identify potential participants. Recruit and consent potential study participants according to protocols' inclusion and exclusion criteria; be knowledgeable of the protocols so that study activities are completed correctly. Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure proper storage of consent forms in participants' research records.
Complete status update reports accurately and in a timely fashion to inform the study coordinator. Data collection responsibilities include abstracting data from paper and electronic medical records, conducting baseline and follow-up interviews over the phone or in person, and completing home visits to collect biological materials all according to written procedure manuals. Data management responsibilities include inputting, organizing, editing, and verifying accuracy of data in databases.
Packing and preparing biological materials for shipping. Understand the importance and impact of data integrity regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information. Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information. Exercise good judgment, tact, and sensitivity at all times. Participate in weekly staff meetings to report on screening, recruitment, and data collection progress and resolve problems. Work independently and under the direction of the study coordinator to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study. Process participant payments and maintain accurate financial records.
Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques.
Required: High School Diploma or GED required. Two years of related experience required. Additional education may substitute for experience.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; database and spreadsheet knowledge. Must be able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Highly attentive to detail and deadlines. Must have own transportation and be able to work in high-risk inner-city neighborhoods.
Required: Will need to complete IRB course work. Will need to complete DOT/IATA training.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters Ability to hear within normal range Ability to move about Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings. Ability to lift 10 lbs.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
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