College of Medicine (CoM) Recruitment 2019 For Research Nurse (2 Positions)

College of Medicine (CoM) Recruitment 2019 For Research Nurse (2 Positions)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Applicants for the College of Medicine (CoM) Recruitment 2019. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

College of Medicine (CoM) Recruitment 2019

The Helse Nord Tuberculosis Initiative (HNTI) is a collaborative programme between the College of Medicine (CoM), the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) and the Helse Nord RHF of the University of Tromso in Norway. The aim of the HNTI is to support collaborative and multidisciplinary tuberculosis (TB) research within the CoM with the long-term goal of building local scientific research capacity that is sustainable, internationally excellent and that makes a direct contribution to local and international TB diagnostic capacity, control policy and practice.

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Two research nurses are required to work full-time under the RaPaed study to be conducted at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). The RaPaed study aims to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of new candidate tests for diagnosis of tuberculosis in children. One nurse will be required to commence duties as soon as possible, while the other will be expected to commence duties in six months.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessing participant enrollment criteria and conducting informed consent
  • Collecting biological samples from participants
  • Conducting special procedures e.g. Mantoux test and sputum induction
  • Documenting and maintaining accurate records of study participant visits and procedures
  • Ensuring that study procedures and protocols are followed
  • Coordinating and working closely with hospital staff and community leaders on study project activities
  • Assisting with sample organization, storage, and transport
  • Compile clinical data and enter it into a database
  • Collaborate with investigators and statistical consultants.
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QUALIFICATION

  • BSc in Nursing, those with research experience have added advantage.

GENERAL ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.
  • Good computer skills including internet, email, and MS Office proficiency.
  • Interested in clinical or public health research.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team.
  • Able to consistently follow procedures and systems put in place.
  • Good problem identification and solving skills.

REPORTING TO: Principal Investigator.

Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and names and emails of three traceable referees. Applications should be submitted via email to: [email protected] and [email protected]

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Applications should be received not later than 23rd January, 2019.

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