Africa Health Research Institute: Professional Research Nurse

at Africa Health Research Institute (view profile)
Location Mtubatuba, South Africa
Date Posted October 12, 2021
Category Healthcare
Job Type Part-time


Company Africa Health Research Institute Reference # SOM/RESNUR/017/2021/AUG Published 11/10/2021 Contract Type Contract 12 Months Salary Market Related Location Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Duration 12 Months Introduction
The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is looking for a dynamic professional research nurse will be responsible for the implementation of AHRI’s clinical research strategy under the Population Intervention Programme (PIP).
Job Functions Clinical,Nursing,Research Industries Academic,Healthcare,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology Specification
The professional research nurse will be primarily responsible for providing clinical care to research participants, comprehensively maintain efficient, cost effective data collection systems to support the clinical research agenda and to ensure that all study data is collected according to protocol requirements. The position will be based at our Somkhele research campus.
Minimum Qualifications1. Diploma or Degree in Nursing
2. Current registration with SANC as a Registered Nurse
3. Valid driver’s License
4. Computer Literacy (MS Office –Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
5. Fluency in English and Zulu
5. NIMART trained and experienced.

Minimum Experience

1. A minimum of 3-year recognizable nursing experience after registration as professional nurse with SANC, of which at least 1 year must be
experience working in a primary health care clinic.
2. Experience in providing HIV/TB and NCD’s treatment and care in a primary health care clinic

Knowledge and Abilities

1. Knowledge and experience in HIV/TB and NCD’s treatment and care.
2. Knowledge of the ethical principles of human subject’s research
3. Responsiveness, professionalism, supportive and assertive
4. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player.
5. Ability to pay close attention to detail

Skills Required

1. Basic counselling and interviewing skills.
2. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Good problem-solving skills
4. Knowledge of and experience in HIV/TB and NCD’s treatment and care
5. Responsiveness, professionalism, supportive and assertive
6. Well organised and possession of the ability to plan effectively and efficiently
7. Previous clinical research experience e.g. working in a clinical research project
8. Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team, flexible and a good team player

Only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work visa holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Job Closing Date 31/10/2021