College of Medicine Recruitment 2019 for Research Nurse  – Jobs in Malawi


College of Medicine Recruitment 2019 for Research Nurse  – Jobs in Malawi

College of Medicine Announces their Recruitment for several positions, Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity on how to Apply for College of Medicine Recruitment 2019. See position below and Closing Date…

College of Medicine Recruitment 2019

The College of Medicine has been contracted by the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) of the University of Washington, USA, with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to conduct an observational birth defects surveillance study (BDS) in four hospitals: Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe, Ntcheu District Hospital and Mangochi District Hospital. The aim of BDS is to establish and implement a birth defects surveillance system and estimate prevalence of birth defects at the aforementioned hospitals and 2) to conduct a nested case-control study to examine the association of maternal use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and birth defects in the four hospitals.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates for the post of Research Nurse for the study.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Site Nurse Manager, the Research Nurse will be conducting deliveries at participating health facilities, examination of new-borns at delivery, enrollment of mother-infant pairs into sub-studies, completion of CRFs, providing nursing care, conducting quality control of study data and other project duties as may be assigned from time to time. The Research Nurse will liaise with other members of the study team, health facility management team, health facility antenatal, labour wards, postnatal and pediatric staff.

Key Responsibilities


  • Obtaining informed consent from study participants for sub-studies.

  • Conducting deliveries at participating health facilities,

  • Examination of new-borns at delivery,

  • Enrolment of mother-infant pairs into sub-studies,

  • Completion of CRFs

  • Conduct QC of study data.

  • Providing nursing care and other project duties as may be assigned from time to time,

  • Assist in providing medical care to non-study participants (patients) during emergencies

  • Assisting the Site Nurse Manager in developing, revising and updating standard operating procedures for nursing care of study participants.


  • Assisting the Site Nurse Manager in conducting daily reviews of Case Report Forms and source documents to ensure accurate data recording.

  • Assisting the Site Nurse Manager in ordering and accounting study supplies at the study site

  • Assisting the Site Nurse Manager in collating and compiling data on screening, enrolment and follow-up processes for submission to the Program Coordinator

  • To participate in regular study team meetings to evaluate and plan study activities.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A minimum of Nurse Midwife Technician Diploma.

  • Evidence of registration with the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi

  • At least two (2) years of proven labour ward experience working in a busy health facility.

  • Health research experience

  • Possession of GCP certificate (desirable)

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed CVs and names of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar,

College of Medicine,

P/Bag 360,


Blantyre 3

Indicate the name of the research project as BDS Study on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the subject line of your email for electronic submissions. Electronic submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 16th January, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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