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
- 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.
- Mobilising participants to receive counselling and testing.
- Recruiting and screening participants to the study
- 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