UCT Vacancy – Research Nurse

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The main purpose of this position is to perform clinical procedures on research participants according to the protocol requirements and Good Clinical Practice.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in inventory, ordering and equipment management
  • Assist Study Coordinators in clinic functions and administrative tasks. Administrative tasks includes QC of files, filing of results ,calling of patients etc
  • Perform participant interviews and counselling as per protocol requirements
  • Oversee participant visits and ensure participants move through all study procedures efficiently
  • Assist with triage of participants with possible Adverse Events or Expedited Adverse Events
  • Transcribe research data into case report forms as needed
  • Manage the scheduled screening, consenting, enrolment and follow-up of participants including home visits if required
  • Complete all protocol and sponsor required training
  • Assist laboratory staff with testing procedures ( HIV, Pregnancy, urine) and quality control when required
  • Provide participants with advice and guidance on basic medical conditions
  • Contact referral agencies where applicable to assist in recruiting the correct patients
  • Refer all related queries to medical staff and study coordinator
  • Check medical waste boxes and bins and arrange collection thereof
  • Manage samples (or liaise with the Laboratory Technician) and arrange collection by the appropriate laboratory as per protocol requirements
  • Maintain and record cold chain temperatures
  • Perform all clinical observations and procedures as required by research protocols and on request from medical officer/study coordinator (eg draw blood, swabs, vital signs, infusions, injections, IUCD or implanon insertions if certified , operating and manage infusion pumps etc)
  • Inform Study Coordinators of daily clinic progress
  • Assist Medical Officer or other clinical staff with all study procedures as requested
  • Participate in conference calls, meetings and training when required
  • Ensure all clinical areas and equipment are maintained in good order, check/ensure beds have clean linen etc
  • Ensure that all samples are collected by the respective laboratories before close of business and leaving the site

Job Requirements:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Advance life support certificate
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality
  • POC testing experience (HIV rapids / pregnancy)
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice) certification
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing and Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse
  • Administration skills
  • Willingness to work on COVID-related studies
  • Minimum 2-3 years nursing experience
  • 1-2 year’s research experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to build interpersonal relationships
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work harmoniously with people of diverse backgrounds and sexuality. Clientfocused
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Speak IsiXhosa
  • Strong planning and organising ability
  • Basic life support certificate
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Express

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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