Research Nurse – University of KwaZulu-Natal

The HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) is a multidisciplinary HIV pathogenesis research programme based at
the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban. The HPP has been involved in
studies of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis for over 15 years.

The HPP has a Research Nurse position available. The incumbent will be required to be highly motivated,
meticulous and hard-working and be able to work independently. The incumbent will report to the Clinic
Operations Manager.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
 4 year Diploma or Degree in General Nursing
 4 year’s work experience as a professional nurse
 2 year’s experience drawing bloods from adults and children
 Fluency in English and isiZulu

ADVANTAGE
 Certificate in HIV/AIDS management and/or research experience
 2 year’s experience in HIV/AIDS teaching/training/counselling
 Good computer literacy

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Recruitment and follow up of study participants
 Perform HIV rapid testing and counselling
 Draw blood from adults and children
 Take patient history, assess and examine adults and children
 Label blood samples and send to Laboratory
 Explain research study consent forms to participants
 Counsel and give health education
 Ordering of consumables for the study
 Check availability of all previous time points results for each study participants
 Record screening and enrolment data onto logs for each study
 Correct queries highlighted in the QC report
 Handling of petty cash and issuing of patient incentives
 Administrative duties related to record keeping and completion of case report forms
 Maintaining patient confidentiality
 Liaising with the Data Management team to generate statistics reports
 Must be able to work as part of a study team

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 9 June 2019. The University, however, reserves the right in
special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further
searches. The selection process will commence in June 2019 and will continue until suitable candidates are
appointed or a decision is taken not to fill the posts.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available on the UKZN vacancies webpage

Completed forms (preferably typed) must be emailed to Mrs. Tarryn Tomlinson at leslie@ukzn.ac.za
CVs will NOT be accepted or considered. Please quote the advert reference number in your subject line.
Terms of appointment and Selection Process

The post will commence on 1 August 2019 and will be offered on a one-year, fixed term contract. The terms and
conditions governing this appointment will be in compliance with those of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The
position is potentially renewable, depending on availability of funds.

RESEARCH NURSE
(12-month fixed term contract)
HIV PATHOGENESIS PROGRAMME (HPP)
SCHOOL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
NELSON R MANDELA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 9 June 2019
Ref: HPP/ResearchNurse/May2019

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