Enrolled Study Nurses X2

Human Sciences Research Council - Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Contract | Nursing

Closing date yi 30th ka June 2022


  • The CCBR is looking for a suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of enrolled 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 enrolled 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 13 month contract.


  • Registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the South African Nursing Council;
  • Minimum 2 year’s nursing experience including rapid testing and collection of blood specimens

Skills & Competencies

  • Fluency in isiZulu and English.
  • Relevant knowledge of HIV/AIDS


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct point of care assessments and rapid assays from fingerprick;
  • Facilitate sputum collection and naso-pharyngeal 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

Additional Information

  • In delivering 'social science that makes a difference' in South Africa and the region, 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 and Pretoria.
  • Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act No.17 of 2008.
  • The HSRC aims to attract and retain high-calibre skills and human resources necessary to effectively execute both its mandate to conduct research and to support the strategic intent of the organisation.
  • The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of South African Citizens who are black, female, or disabled towards achieving Equity goals.
  • The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • Application from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • 1 year, Code E or similar, unendorsed driver’s license;
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills;
  • Previous experience with HIV testing and counseling
  • Exposure to CD4 and Viral Load result interpretation and feedback
  • Exposure to data collection on mobile devices
  • Good organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work accurately, independently and in a team
  • Willingness to work after hours and over weekends and in rural communities.
  • Applicants will be required to take a practical skills assessment test as part of the interview process.
Lo msebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 22 ka June 2022