Research Nurse (ending 31 March 2021) #topjobseeker
A Research Nurse (ending 31 March 2021) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium in Johannesburg – Gauteng. Background
Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC”) is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Main purpose of the job
Coordination of trial activities to ensure the smooth running of the site including identifying eligible patients and providing nursing care through the treatment phase of the trial through to outcome assessment post-surgery
Johannesburg – this position will require traveling to various hospitals
Key performance areas
Assist clinicians and hub colleagues in setting-up patient pathways
Support investigators to identify, screen and recruit eligible patients into the trial according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria
Ensure that all staff are aware of correct timepoints for patient visits and data collection
Ensure that 30 days follow up appointments are booked prior to discharge and that patients are reminded of the need to return to the hospital 30 days after their operation (prior to discharge, on receipt of follow up appointment date, and preferably shortly before the 30-day appointment)
Be responsible for reporting serious adverse events in a timely manner at the local level and escalate as appropriate
Assist in site audits and monitoring visits carried out by regulatory authorities or the Sponsor
Participate in and contribute to Hub general activities e.g. meetings, training etc.
Travel to Spoke sites to assist with site initiation and on-site monitoring visits as necessary
Practice at all times within relevant regulatory frameworks (i.e. GCP guidelines), ensuring that each research subject’s needs are met
Comply with local institutions policies, procedures, standards and protocols, and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure these are observed
Provide ongoing advice and information to subjects
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all involved staff (investigators, nurses, data managers, hub manager, hub management team, etc.)
Education and training
Consider the training and educational implications of the protocol and work with the hub management group to develop appropriate strategies to meet these in order to ensure the safe and accurate implementation of the study by self and others (i.e. development of new standard operating procedures and standards)
Maintain an up to date knowledge of information procedures and to train other health care professionals involved in patient management to work to the requirements of Good Clinical Practice
Participation in training of trial team members (i.e. medical students, hub manager, data manager, etc.)
Required minimum education and training
Professional / Registered nurse diploma or BCur
Good Clinical Practice certificate.
Professional Body Registration
Registration with the South African Nursing Council
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Willing to travel to spoke hospitals
Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to communicate effectively on many levels (including via phone and email)
Ability to delegate and work through others
Very well organized, with good attention to detail and strict compliance to protocols
Excellent time management skills with an ability to plan and prioritize
Able to work independently, to prioritize their own workload to meet schedules and seek advice when necessary
Good IT skills and familiarity with MS Office applications
Flexible, team-working attitude
Good skills in building and strengthening partnerships
Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights/weekends flexibly to meet service needs
Fluent in English with excellent writing and communication skills
Valid driver’s license
Required minimum work experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience with clinical trial/research exposure
Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV – Please Apply Online
Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 19 November 2020.
Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.
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