Desmond Tutu Health Foundation:Research Nurse

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 29 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) seeks to appoint a Research Nurse to be based in Phillipi Vilage.

Employment Type:12 Months Fixed Term Contract 

Requirements: 

  • Nursing Degree or Diploma and Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Registered Nurse  
  • At least 2 years nursing experience
  • Nimaart trained
  • As per study protocol, preference will be given to female applicants 
  • Knowledge of study protocol / regulations
  • Knowledge of HIV and Sexually transmitted infections 
  • Excellent Computer literacy (Ms Office)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Language proficiency in English and IsiXhosa 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
  • Ability to work harmoniously with youth of diverse backgrounds and sexual orientation
  • Client focused 
  • Excellent Administration skills 
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently 
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision making skills
  • Building interpersonal relationships and partnerships
  • Good Planning and organising skills
  • Stress tolerance
  • Resource management
  • Willing to work flexible working hours including weekends as required

Advantageous: 

  • At least 1 year experience in a research environment  
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification
  • Human Subjects Protection (HSP) certification
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Certificate (inclusive of Implanon insertion and removal) 
  • Previous work experience in HIV research and sexual health or with adolescents
  • Working knowledge of an adolescent friendly clinical environment 
  • Valid Driver’s licence code 08 with PDP 
  • Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all clients regardless of age, race, gender or HIV status
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality
  • Providing pre- and post-test  counselling, as well as risk reduction counselling, for clients
  • HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing 
  • Obtaining blood and urine samples, labelling and request relevant test 
  • PrEP Initiation
  • Performing other client care procedures as required
  • Entering data on electronic device.
  • Communicating with clinics and other NGOs  
  • Assist with quality Control (QC) checks 

To apply, quote Job reference, submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager Jobs@hiv-research.org.za Job reference: #DTHF/C024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only on-line applications submitted via our jobs portal will be considered. 

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices.

It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more information about Desmond Tutu Health Foundation , refere to www.desmondtutuhealthfoundation.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

 

Location: 
Cape Town

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