s Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) in Soweto - Gauteng. Background Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ( WHC ) is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty 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 Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) was established in 1997, with an original research mandate to investigate pneumococcal diseases at the molecular, epidemiological, clinical and pharmacological levels.
Over time, the Unit has evolved to include investigating the clinical and molecular epidemiology of other bacteria and respiratory viruses that are associated with pneumonia and meningitis.
Also, the Unit has established itself to be a premier clinical trial facility for vaccine and training platforms for post-graduate students.
Main purpose of the job Recruit and ensure the retention of study participants Location RMPRU and Maternity wards, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto Key performance areas Recruit participants according to study inclusion / exclusion criteria Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study with participants Receive queries from participants and address or refer the queries accordingly Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with participants Actively listen to participants and empathize with them Report on number of participants recruited on daily basis to team leader Ensure that consent forms are accurately completed and signed by all parties File all participant forms according to the study requirements (alphabetic / numeric order) and ensure all forms are submitted to the relevant data capturers.
Photocopy participant files. ANC Files, Admission Registers and enrollment logs Follow GCP guidelines when completing participant visit forms Complete telephone logs for all calls made to participants Update electronic screen logs on a daily basis Copy admission book logs on a daily basis Completing file request forms to obtain and copy maternal / neonatal files as and when required.
Identify Neonatal admissions, by comparing the daily enrollment log with copies of admission register. Call participants to complete follow up questionnaires Follow up on missed visits and complete the necessary logs Conduct home visits if follow up calls are unsuccessful Required minimum education and training Grade 12 Basic Counselling Certificate Required minimum work experience Minimum of 1 year in recruitment of study participants Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities Computer literacy, including use of Microsoft (MS) Word and MS Excel beneficial Attention to detail, enthusiastic, hard-working.
Good interpersonal, organizational skills and ability to work independently is essential Fluency in at least one local language other than English is essential Demands of the job Shiftwork is required, alternating between dayshift and nightshift on a bi weekly basis.
Work will mainly take place within the maternity wards of the hospital. TO APPLY Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 30 September 2020. Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be 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.