Research Nurse

The Aurum Institute

North West, South Africa

12 MonthsTemporary

Aug 13

The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position. Work DescriptionThe Research Nurse performs clinical procedures and administers processes essential to continually improving standards of patient care according to professional protocol.Technical Work ResponsibilitiesProvide Clinical tasksResearch-related tasksAdministrative dutiesLiaison with internal and external stakeholders and suppliersHuman Capital SupervisionCompile clinical data and enter it into a databaseReview and assess data collectedCollaborate with investigators and statistical consultantsScreen and recruit subjects for clinical studiesDutiesLiaise with all Internal Stakeholders and External Stakeholders and Suppliers when necessary towards the achievement of organizational and departmental goalsProvide Clinical ServicesConduct HCT testing indoors and outdoors (Mobile, gazebo) on a daily basisObtain medical historyPhysical examination of participants, including pelvic, genital and rectal examinationsDrawing of blood and other SpecimensMonitor vital signsSyndrome management of conditionsDispensing of medicationAssessing the results and refer participant for further treatment where necessaryIssue ARV medicationMonitor ARV RX adherence and educate on lifestyle modificationsManage Participants on a regular basis to monitor side effectsReferral of participants for further investigations including x-rays, sonars etc. Provide a Counselling ServicesConduct pre-and post-counselling service to each participant Provide educational assistance and adviseParticipant managementRecruitment and screening of volunteers and potential study participants from target populationsAdminister screening questionnaire Obtain and accurately document informed consent from volunteersFollow-up on participants, explaining and answering questions about the research to potential volunteers and stakeholders in accordance with the protocol and SOPsEnrolling participants according to SOPs and protocolComplete case report and data collection formsPerform daily quality checks and data counsellingContinuous monitoring of trail participants to facilitate timeous reports on safety.Provide and communicate qualitative and quantitative feedback (reports) on recruitment strategiesConducting of research studies by:Recruitment and screening of volunteers and potential study participants from target populationsAdminister screening questionnaire Obtain and accurately document informed consent from volunteersFollow-up on participants, explaining and answering questions about the research to potential volunteers and stakeholders in accordance with the protocol and SOPsEnrolling participants according to SOPs and protocolComplete case report and data collection formsPerform daily quality checks and data counsellingContinuous monitoring of trail participants to facilitate timeous reports on safety.Provide and communicate qualitative and quantitative feedback (reports) on recruitment strategies.Manage all applicable documentation, consent forms and data collection forms are completed according to study protocolAdminister data collection instruments as required, including risk assessment questionnairesComplete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRFs) and source documents timeouslyOversee all records on participants are completed and filed accurately with strict adherence to documentation handling proceduresManage procurement, stock control and disposal of clinical supplies in compliance with regulatory standardsMaintain accurate study logs related to biological specimens and proper stock keeping of clinic suppliesRespond timeously to data queries from the QA and Data Management teamsSupervision of subordinates (administrative clerks, Research assistants and Runners) by providing guidance

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