Research Nurses – Brti – Biomedical Research And Training Institute

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Deadline: 11 February 2022

Position summary
Research Nurses supervise a team of 10 Research Assistants;
Identify cluster boundaries and streets for Household Enumeration;
Identify eligible households for enumeration into the survey;
Consent eligible individuals into the CHIEDZA Prevalence Survey;
Follow up clients eligible not found at home but are eligible for the survey;
Check weight, height and blood pressure for clients in survey;
Collect a good blood sample for HIV / Viral load testing using a DBS card;
Collect a urine sample for STI testing;
Call and Treat clients found to be positive to an STI after a urine test;
Refer clients to local clinic for HIV testing if need be;
Communicate with relevant community and health facility stakeholders;
Making sure all commodities are available for team members every morning;
Making sure that the specimens are properly collected and all data submitted everyday.

Qualifications
A degree / diploma (degree or diploma in nursing for the nurse), social sciences or psychology degree, diploma / degree in social work;
Driver’s license is an added advantage for the Research Nurse;
Certificate in Rapid HIV testing;
Able to relate well with young people;
Excellent communication skills;
Enthusiastic and friendly;
Tolerant, and non-judgemental;
Demonstrated ability to discuss sensitive HIV, SRH and other sensitive issues eg mental health, substance use with young people;
Familiar with local communities’ culture and diversity;
Previous research experience is required;
Able to work under minimal supervision, follow protocol and standard operating procedures;
Complete all protocol forms;
Flexibility in hours of work to include working during weekends.

To apply
Candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter to The Office Manager; Biomedical Research and Training Institute (CHIEDZA Project), 10 Seagrave Road, Avondale, Harare or email chiedzatrial@gmail.com
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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