The Centre for Community-Based Research (CCBR) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Enrolled Nurse to join their team in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This role involves working on multi-year research projects aimed at implementing and evaluating health interventions within designated communities.

If you have a passion for public health and are looking for an opportunity to contribute to impactful research, this position is for you.

 Enrolled Nurse Job Details

  • Closing Date: 20th June 2024
  • Reference Number: HSR240611-2
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
  • Job Title: Enrolled Nurse
  • Business Area: Public Health, Societies and Belonging (PHSB)
  • Department: CCBR
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Workplace Type: On-site
  • Location: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Job Category: Scientific

Job Advert Summary

CCBR is looking for suitably qualified individuals to assume the responsibilities of enrolled study nurses for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to multi-year projects to implement and evaluate health interventions targeting identified population groups within the designated communities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric
  • Registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the South African Nursing Council
  • Minimum 2 years of nursing experience, including rapid testing, blood specimen collection, and vaccine administration
  • Fluency in isiZulu and English
  • Relevant knowledge of HIV/AIDS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year, Code E or similar, unendorsed driver’s license
  • Research experience
  • Good clinical practice certification
  • Availability within 2 weeks from the date of appointment
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience with HIV testing and counseling
  • Exposure to CD4 and Viral Load result interpretation and feedback
  • Experience with data collection on mobile devices
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work accurately, independently, and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work after hours, over weekends, and in rural communities

Key Performance Areas

  • Conduct point-of-care assessments and rapid assays from fingerprick
  • Facilitate sputum collection and naso-pharyngeal specimen collection from participants
  • Conduct venous blood draws on participants
  • Ensure bio-hazardous waste is disposed of according to waste management guidelines
  • Ensure safe storage of collected specimens
  • Adhere to universal precautions during and after blood draws
  • Provide clients with test results in the field
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of client information
  • Perform any other activities necessary for the effective and productive functioning of the team

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize participants for counseling and testing
  • Recruit and screen participants for the study

How to Apply

To apply for the Enrolled Nurse position, ensure you meet the minimum requirements and submit your application online by the closing date of 20th June 2024. For any queries related to the position, refer to the contact details provided in the job listing.

Click on the link to apply for the Enrolled Nurse position: Apply Here

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The role of Enrolled Nurse at CCBR offers a rewarding opportunity for individuals passionate about public health and research. With a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and opportunities for professional development, this position is ideal for those looking to make a significant impact in the field of health research and community health interventions.