Enrolled Nurse Counsellor/Study Nurse/Data Collector

Company Human Sciences Research Council
Reference # SN072021
Published 06/07/2021
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Duration 12 Months
In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.

The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.
Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters office.

The CCBR is looking for a suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of enrolled study nurse for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to implement and evaluate health interventions to reach identified population groups in the communities designated for the research study.
The enrolled nurse/data collector will report to the study project manager and project team and site support staff to successfully implement their role. This position is offered on a 13 month contract.

External Advert Enrolled Nurse Counsellor/Study Nurse/Data Collector
Reference: SN072021 X4 Position

Job Functions Research
Industries Research
Conduct point of care assessments and rapid assays from fingerprick;
Facilitate sputum collection and naso-pharyngeal specimen collection from participants;
Conducting venous blood draws on participants;
Ensuring bio-hazardous waste is disposed of according to waste management guidelines;
Ensuring safe storage of blood specimens;
Adhering to universal precautions during and after blood draws;
Providing clients test results in the field;
Ensuring accurate record keeping of client information;
Carrying out any other activities deemed necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the team.
Mobilising participants to receive counselling and testing.
Recruiting and screening participants to the study
Registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the South African Nursing Council;
Minimum 2 year’s nursing experience including rapid testing and collection of blood specimens
Fluency in isiZulu and English.
Relevant knowledge of HIV/AIDS
Preference will be given to applicants with:
1 year, Code E or similar, unendorsed driver’s license;
Sound written and verbal communication skills;
Previous experience with HIV testing and counseling
Exposure to CD4 and Viral Load result interpretation and feedback
Exposure to data collection on mobile devices
Good organizational skills and problem-solving skills
The ability to work accurately, independently and in a team
Willingness to work after hours and over weekends and in rural communities.
Applicants will be required to take a practical skills assessment test as part of the interview process.
The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.
Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details). On the letter of motivation please state and include the mission of the CCBR. Ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/ Please indicate the reference number in the subject line, applications that do not adhere to this, will not be considered. For further information about the HSRC or the post please consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za). For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Ms Hlengiwe Mtolo, (hmtolo@hsrc.ac.za).

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.
Closing date: 20 June 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment

Job Closing Date 20/07/2021