Wits Health Consortium: Medical Officer

Wits Health Consortium (WHC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 24 July, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Wits Health Consortium (WHC) is a wholly-owned company of the University of the Witwatersrand under the Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides the latter with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.

The WHC seeks to appoint a Medical Officer, based in Johannesburg.

To manage and lead the clinical trial team and research activities and to provide health care to patients participating in clinical trials according to study protocols.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and complete the clinical research activities for clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, regulations and standard operating procedures;
  • Performing study-related procedures on infants, young children and adults including pregnant women, including blood;
  • draws and nasopharyngeal aspirates/swabs;
  • Strategic review and management of clinical trials, i.e. devising systems and processes to ensure effective and efficient study conduct;
  • SAE and Endpoint data reporting;
  • Quality assurance of the study file source data, i.e. clinical source notes and CRFs;
  • Staff management and training;
  • Writing of protocols and submissions to Ethics committee.

Requirements:

  • MBChB or MBBCh degree;
  • Registration with the HPCSA;
  • Medical Protection Society membership;
  • Completed community service, at least 6 months of paediatrics;
  • Clinical trials experience, including protocol development, IRB submissions, trial planning and set-up;
  • Good clinical practice training;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Attention to detail. Motivated, organised, friendly, professional.

To apply, submit a CV to Lucia Milton at lmilton@witshealth.co.za or fax to: 086 617 4562. Clearly state which vacancy you are applying for.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful. In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

For more about the Wits Health Consortium, refer to www.witshealth.co.za.

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

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