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.
Job Title: Research Nurse
Location: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Reference #: 2021/06/03/01 6 Months
• Conduct clinical research activities in the day-to-day implementation of research studies at Aurum’s site, ensuring the accurate, timely,
complete, ethical and efficient processing of study volunteers in accordance with the study protocol.
•Take medical histories and conduct physical examinations, including pelvic, genital and rectal examinations
•Collect and store blood and other specimens
•Perform urine, rapid HIV, and pregnancy testing
•Syndromic management of STIs
•Dispense medication for STIs and Family Planning
•Educate, counsel and/or refer study participants for care related to HIV/AIDS, STIs, Family Planning, medical circumcision and TB
•Assist with HIV and Risk Reduction counselling
•Perform basic clinical procedures on screening volunteers and study participants as trained/required. These could include:
•measuring and recording vital signs,
•Assist with participant education, counselling and consenting process
•Ensure smooth completion of participants visits
Research study-related tasks:
•Assist with procedures related to the recruitment and screening of potential study participants
•Assist with assessing and recording the eligibility / ineligibility of potential study participants
•Conduct procedures related to the enrolment of study participants that are eligible
•Assist with the conduct of procedures related to the tracing, retention and follow-up of study participants
•Complete, compile and submit study case report forms (CRFs) and source documentation timeously
•Administer research data collection instruments
•Respond timeously, accurately, and in keeping with GCP to data queries from the QA and Data Management team
•Respond timeously, accurately, and in keeping with GCP to data queries from the Lab team(s)
•Respond timeously, accurately, and in keeping with GCP to data queries from external vendors
•Monitor and report on the safety of trial participants
•Process and store study documents with strict adherence to documentation handling procedures.
•Ensure procurement, stock control and disposal of clinical supplies in compliance with regulatory standards.
•Implement blood and urine specimen processing and shipping procedures
•Maintain accurate study logs related to biological specimens
•Assist with keeping stock of clinic supplies
•In adherence to relevant SOPs and GCP standards, document all clinical tasks as required and ensure that records are filed correctly and timeously
•Respond timeously to data queries from the QA and Data Management teams
•Provide study administrative assistance as needed, including but not limited to data entry, filing, printing of specimen labels, etc.
•Assist with staff recruitment and orientation
•Conduct supervision, quality control, and corrective training of junior clinical staff
•Conducts all activities listed above according to SOPs and protocols, and in accordance with confidentiality agreements.
•Ensures the ethical, timely, accurate, confidential and courteous processing of research participants and data
•Conducts other duties as reasonably assigned
•Registered Professional/Enrolled Nurse / Enrolled Nursing Assistant with the HPCSA
•Attention to detail
•Experience in clinical research and/or HIV/AIDS-related work
•Valid GCP certificate
•Good phlebotomy and pelvic examination skills
•Experienced in contraceptive counselling
•Experienced in STI syndromic management
•Independent, detail-oriented, results-driven individual
•Good interpersonal & communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work in inter-disciplinary teams and with diverse staff and clients
•Valid driver’s licence and own transport
Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.
Application Deadline: 18/06/2021