Under direct supervision, follows established protocols to locate,
enroll, and maintain records on research study participants, and
conducts structured interviews. Visits study participants at various
off-site locations and/or makes contacts in the community.
1. Locates, recruits, screens for eligibility, and enrolls study
participants from available pool.
2. Describes to participants risks and benefits of study
participation in order to obtain informed consent.
3. Makes appointments, interviews participants by phone or in person
according to established procedures for structured interviews, and
records responses concisely and accurately using manual or
automated methods. Conducts follow up interviews.
4. Extracts basic study-related information from medical or other
5. Takes vital signs and blood pressure, and may draw blood, collect
urine samples, or perform other related medical procedures.
6. Maintains accurate and timely study activity and expense logs.
7. Performs related clerical support as assigned.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Six month's work experience
Skill in summarizing and communicating information simply and
completely; in reading maps. Ability to communicate effectively in
person and over the phone; to perform basic medical tasks such as
taking vital signs, blood pressure, and drawing blood; to walk or
stand at least 50% of the time to work in a non-office setting; to use
a personal and/or notebook computer and applicable software
applications to record and enter data; to organize assigned workload;
and to use time effectively.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may also be
required to provide their own transportation. Some positions may
require overnight travel.