Research Nurse

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Healthcare
Work Hours Day
Salary 326601
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR


Research Nurse (Senior Research Technologist)

1 year – contract (4 posts)

The TB Platform Unit is seeking to appoint experienced Research Nurses in two districts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (Tshwane, and uMgungundlovu) to join its two research projects. The first project focus on missed opportunities to anti-retroviral (ART) initiation and linkage to care amongst newly diagnosed HIV-positive clients with presumptive TB. The study will quantify the extent of missed opportunities for timely initiation of ART and identify reasons for the delay in the start of ART from both patients and health care providers. The second project focus on TB Preventive Treatment and determining reasons for non-adherence from the patients and the health care provider’s perspective.




Identifying eligible patient records and participants for the project

Conduct data abstraction from medical records

Obtaining an informed consent of eligible participants and health care providers

Interviewing patients and health care providers

Collection of urine specimen, conducting IsoScreen tests, and record the test results

Arranging follow-up visits, making appointments and tracing patients who miss their visits

Filing and maintaining patient records in the secure cabinets

Data entry into the data collection form

Monitoring and maintaining study equipment and supplies

Core Requirements:


A registered (professional) nurse with a valid SANC certificate

Minimum of 3 years nursing experience of which 2 years must be TB Management

Relevant experience in the research environment

Have basic communication skills in the predominant local languages of the respective provinces where to be employed

Have excellent interpersonal skills

Display a keen interest in working at community health centres and clinics

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Have a valid driver’s license and willing to drive within the district for data collection and participants follow-up


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