Research Professional Study Nurse/Data Collector
In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters office. The CCBR is looking for a suitably qualified person to take on the responsibilities of professional study nurse for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to implement and evaluate health interventions to reach identified population groups in the communities designated for the research study.The professional nurse/data collector will report to the study project manager and project team and site support staff to successfully implement their role. This position is offered on a 12-month contract. External AdvertResearch Professional Study Nurse/Data CollectorReference: HSCSN721X4 Positions Conduct point of care assessments and rapid assays from fingerprick;Facilitate sputum collection and nasopharyngeal specimen collection from participants;Conducting venous blood draws on participants;Ensuring bio-hazardous waste is disposed of according to waste management guidelines;Ensuring safe storage of blood specimens;Adhering to universal precautions during and after blood draws;Providing clients test results in the field;Ensuring accurate record keeping of client information;Carrying out any other activities deemed necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the team.Additional Responsibilities:Mobilising participants to receive counselling and testing.Recruiting and screening participants to the study
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