Phlebotomist/Research Nurse

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town

Description

 

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.

 

Phlebotomist / Research Nurse X2

 

12-Month Contract Renewable

 

The Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit (NCDRU) is looking for two experienced Phlebotomists or Research Nurses who are familiar with and has experience in research field work. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the fieldwork at an allocated site/s and/or at the NCDRU research clinic, under the supervision of the project management team. This will include interviewing and collecting biological specimens from research participants, overseeing the duties of fieldworkers as well as administrative duties.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Phlebotomy and coordination with laboratory responsible for biochemical analysis

Screening of blood results and coordination with the necessary staff if referral is necessary

Blood centrifugation

Adherence to study-specific standard operating procedures, safety recommendations and SAMRC guidelines and policies

Meet the study desired sample size and the follow up of participants as required

Administration of informed consents and study related electronic data collection

Fieldwork coordination

Liaising with clinic staff/research team for efficient participant recruitment and data collection

Maintain a high level of confidentiality

Maintaining a good daily recording system to document field activities, enrolments and follow-up visits

Share responsibility for clinical equipment and stock.

Compiling and submitting weekly reports

Maintaining regular contact with the study project management team to provide updates on progress and challenges

Other duties as assigned by the project management team

Assisting research staff members with other tasks, when needed

Core Requirements:

 

Phlebotomist

 

Relevant (phlebotomy) 2yr qualification/Training Certificate: Phlebotomy Techniques

Registration with HPCSA – Phlebotomy

Minimum of 1-3 years phlebotomy experience

Understanding of Good Clinical Practice or a valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice or GLP – Good lab Practice cert

Computer literate and experienced in using electronic devices for data collection (tablet, laptop, smart phones)

Be fully bilingual, English/Afrikaans or isiXhosa (be able to read, write and communicate fluently)

In-depth knowledge and understanding of clinic routines and administration

A Code 8 manual driver’s license

Research Nurse

 

Two-year nursing diploma

Registration with South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Enrolled Nurse / Staff Nurse

Minimum of 2-years related working experience

Minimum of 2-3 years phlebotomy experience

Understanding of Good Clinical Practice or a valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice

Computer literate and experienced in using electronic devices for data collection (tablet, laptop, smart phones)

Be fully bilingual, English/Afrikaans or isiXhosa (be able to read, write and communicate fluently)

In-depth knowledge and understanding of clinic routines and administration

A Code 8 manual driver’s license

Added Advantages:

 

Previous experience working in a research setting, which includes data collection and quality control

Project management skills or experience

Demonstrate excellent technical and interpersonal skills

Be willing to assist project staff in day-to-day tasks

 

Interested candidates can send their CV