General summary/purpose:To be responsible for administering questionnaires within theresearch clinic for the ALIVE Study, a longitudinal study of HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID). This position reports to the Clinic Director.
Implement and adhere to study protocols
Obtain informed consent from research participants
Administer follow up questionnaires and functional assessments/vital signs to participants in the ALIVE study and sub-studies
Enter participant data and maintain clinical database.
Monitor data quality and accuracy as required by research protocols
Cross trained to administer Fibroscans, HIV results and oversee computerized interviews when needed.
Adhere to the highest clinical and research standards which include HIPPA rules to protect the confidentiality of health related information.
Clerical duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma / GED required.
Two (2) years of related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of HIV infection & AIDS, Hepatitis C and drug using & medical terminology associated with HIV disease. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience in human subjects' research and survey administration strongly preferred. Phlebotomy skills desired.
Classified title: Research Program Assistant II
Working title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-time
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: BSPH Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology
Personnel area (School): BSPH - Bloomberg School of Public Health
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