Executive Placements Research Nurse Jobs in South Africa

Executive Placements Research Nurse Jobs in South Africa


  • The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.

  • It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional, and global stakeholders.

    Main purpose of the job

  • Conducting day-to-day research-related activities including collection of blood and mucosal specimens, HIV counseling and testing, administration of infusions and subcutaneous injections, participant recruitment, data collection, capturing, and quality assurance

    Key performance areas

  • Community sensitization on HIV prevention research activities

  • Screening participants for study eligibility

  • Conduct an informed consent process with participants

  • Data collection from participants through structured interviews

  • Abstraction of data from participant medical records

  • Storage and archiving of data according to SOP’s (electronic and hard copy data)

  • Adherence to study protocols, GCP, and local requirements for the ethical conduct of research in human participants.

  • Support the team with any other research-related activities.

  • Conduct HIV counseling and testing.

  • Instruct and assist patients on self-collection of HPV specimens.

  • Refer patients for further care as needed.

  • Provide SRH and PHC care as needed.

  • Maintain all participant files and filing systems.

  • Complete all relevant project administration as and when required (i.e. participant reimbursements).

  • Compile daily and weekly participant accrual reports.

  • Management of project inventory and stock.

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management.

  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.

  • Take ownership for driving own career development in attending training
    and development sessions and relevant meetings.

  • Attend training and development sessions such as journal club, seminars, writing series workshops, etc.

    Required minimum education and training

  • Professional nursing degree (or equivalent).

  • BLS and ACLS will be advantageous.

  • GCP will be advantageous.

    Professional body registration

  • South African Nursing Council (SANCA).

    Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities

  • Certification in good clinical practice.

  • Experience in a research environment.

  • Sound technical knowledge of nursing care particularly sexual and reproductive health for women.

  • An ordered and systematic approach to tasks with strict compliance to protocols.

  • Tactful, respectful, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Good administrative skills together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines.

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Communications and Relationships

  • Liaise effectively with peers, Study coordinators, Senior management team, support staff as well as with collaborators, NGO’s, DOH, and academic institutions.

  • This list is not exhaustive.

    Physical and/or special skills

  • Efficient at drawing blood and running IV Infusions.

    Demands of the job

  • Local travel and working overtime/over weekends may be required from time to time.

  • Able to work in a highly pressurized environment.

    Required minimum work experience

  • Experience working as a Research Nurse.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Executive Placements Research Nurse Jobs in South Africa

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