Classified Title: [[Research Program Assistant II]] Working Title: [[Research Recruiter]] Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: [[$14.00 - $19.25 / Commensurate with Experience ]] Employee group: Full Time Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per wk]] Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 10003814-Community Public Health Nursing Personnel area: School of Nursing
The Research Recruiter will be responsible for recruitment of participants into the studies through The REACH Initiative, the main study will focus on HIV negative individuals and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) with same gender loving men or men or have sex with men. Responsibilities will include attending events – clubs, health fairs etc... and tabling, along with posting materials around Baltimore inn-person and app based for the study. This position works closely with Principal Investigator (PI) and Research and Sponsored Projects Manager of The REACH Initiative in all aspects of study management. Communicates with study team and PI on all clinical aspects of patient management. Works with other staff members to ensure rapid data entry and high level of quality control.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Recruit eligible subjects from in-person events, phone and app related venues for participation in research protocols
Screen potential participants over the phone and in person following protocol to determine if participants
Networking in the community
Works closely with the research coordinator to meet study requirements
Verify patient eligibility for studies with principal investigator and/or research team leader
Obtain medical release of information from patient as needed per protocol
Coordinate and document all aspects of subjects' participation (including subject interviews, telephone contact with subject or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the subject management on protocol
Ensure collection of pertinent data from internal and external sources and monitors compliance with requirements of the clinical studies
Monitor clinical course of subject's enrolled in clinical trials, under nursing supervision, ensuring that research protocol is executed appropriately
Participates in internal audits and assures compliance with outside monitoring
Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research participant
Meet regularly with principal investigators, research manager and protocol team leaders to review patient participation, data accuracy and overall project progress
Provide updates on current progress of the study as requested
Schedule patient study appointments
Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
Willingness to use personal vehicle (with reimbursement) or taxi/uber for recruitment off site
Other duties as assigned by the Research and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project.
High School Diploma/GED.
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. *
Bachelor's degree preferred
Social media experience
Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances; a person who has worked with and/or is from the MSM community is strongly preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of medical terminology a plus
General knowledge of HIV disease helpful, but not required
Experience in the healthcare, recruiting or clinical research field a plus
HIV testing and counselling certificate a plus
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required as is attention to detail and the ability to complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
Knowledge of standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft office) required
Ability to work well with patients and show a high degree of motivation in enrolling participants
HIPAA and Research Compliance certification training relevant to human subjects' research and other JHU classes as required
Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Program manager, and other staff members and research participants
Strong organizational skills
Ability to maintain meticulous records
A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to function both as a team member and independently
Ability to prioritize workload on a daily and weekly basis
Ability to work well with others to solve problems
Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines and prioritizes multiple tasks
Ability to maintain participant confidentiality
**POSITION END DATE Jan. 31, 2020**
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