Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant II in Baltimore, Maryland
Perform Fibroscans on all ALIVE participants as the primary duty. This role includes being certified in the performance of vibration elastography, obtaining consent, performing the test, and managing the data and results in a highly professional manner. To also administer complex in-person interviews as well as oversee computerized interviews completed by study participants. Provide HIV results. Serve as a liaison to various sub-studies and special projects. Adhere to the highest clinical and research standards which include HIPPA rules to protect the confidentiality of health related information, as well as the need to treat each individual with respect and to demonstrate sensitivity to gender, religious, and other differences that might affect the procedure.
Function as part of a team of interviewers interacting with participants enrolled in a long-term study of HIV infection along with implementing activities related to assessments of liver disease.
This role includes being certified in the performance of liver elastography with a Fibroscan machine, obtaining consent, performing the test, and managing the results in a highly professional manner.
Administer in-person interviews as well as oversee computerized interviews completed by study participants.
Provide HIV results.
Serve as a liaison to various sub-studies and special projects to refer study participants. Provide HIV results.
Serve as a liaison to various sub-studies and special projects to refer study participants. standards which include HIPPA rules to protect the confidentiality of health related information, as well as the need to treat each individual with respect and to demonstrate sensitivity to gender, religious, and other differences that might affect the procedure. It is also necessary to adhere to the protocol and implement the inclusion and exclusion criteria as written.
Participation in the other activities of the clinic may be expected as needed.
High school diploma/GED required and two (2) years of related experience.
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. 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.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Fibroscan operation. Knowledge of HIV infection & AIDS, drug using terminology medical terminology associated with HIV disease. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse clientele. Excellent attention to detail and excellent data collection. Writing, listening, and counseling skills. Ability to work as a member of a team and to work in a flexible work environment.
Starting Salary Range : $13.73-$18.87; commensurate with experience
Employee Group : Full-Time
Schedule : Monday-Friday, 37.5 hrs/wk
Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department Name: Epidemiology
Personnel area : School of Public Health
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