Responsible for the day-to-day management of the DC Cohort. The DC Cohort Program is a city-wide cohort of HIV-infected persons in care in the District of Columbia. The Cohort is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and is being conducted by the George Washington School of Public Health Services, with subcontracts to Cerner Corporation and 14 participating clinical sites. The DC Cohort involves the establishment of a clinic-based city-wide longitudinal cohort that will describe clinical outcomes in outpatients with HIV/AIDS receiving care in Washington DC, with the goal of improving HIV/AIDS care in DC. The study will enroll a total of 10,000 to 12,000 HIV-infected patients from 12 clinical sites in the District, of which approximately 900 will be enrolled at Georgetown Hospital. Data will be extracted from each clinic’s electronic medical record (EMR) system and housed in a secured de-identified database. These functions are performed in accordance all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
A. Manages day-to-day scheduled patient appointments for consent into the DC Cohort. Coordinates daily schedule with Front Desk staff to assist with consenting and meeting with patients.
B. Monitors and coordinates physician schedules to optimize consents into the DC Cohort and response to physician requests. Assures proper and efficient functioning in consenting into the DC Cohort program.
C. Ensures the accurate and timeliness of physician requests for information and other data as required. Serves as liaison and interacts with patients as a representative of the Division of Infectious Diseases for these two programs.
D. Ensures accurate review, follow up and completion of IDX Reports for data of patient appointments for the DC Cohort, including new patient, return patient, and no show patient reports. Monitoring of such reports to be completed on a weekly basis. Recommends and implements corrective actions as appropriate.
E. Assist in testing of export program, and respond to error reports.
F. Record, monitor and ensure accurate and timely reporting of study related materials.
G. Familiarize and distribute all study related materials to patient participants.
H. Provides statistical and study design support to Division physicians with their research projects.
I. Works closely with Division research faculty to outline research objectives and timelines. Assists with collecting background study information and obtaining and managing study database.
J. Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.