SD Recruitment is looking for a Research Medical Officer for a 3 month contract for our client based in Fish Hoek. Our client 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.
The Medical Officer will be responsible to render efficient and effective clinical care to volunteers on research studies and clients at the Youth Centre.
MBChB or equivalent and HPCSA registered
At least 2 years’ experience (post comm serve) in a clinical environment
Keen interest in research especially infectious diseases
Computer skills (Email, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Valid divers license and own transport preferable
Excellent Communication (verbal and written) skills
Excellent ability to build interpersonal relationships
Strong client focus
Ability to work in a team and independently
Strong work ethic
Detail oriented and capable of completing study documentation legibly and accurately
Willing to work in an environment where most of the participants are healthy volunteers with only minor ailments
Willing to take clinical admin tasks as a significant part of the job
Willing to work with COVID patients
Willing to work flexible hours and weekends if required
Clinical Trial experience
Working experience in a research environment
Knowledge and understanding of study protocol
Advanced Cardiac Life Support / Basic Life Support (ACLS / BLS) certificate
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate
Clinically assess, examine, diagnose and manage the health of participants and Youth Centre Clients
Complete prescriptions of pharmaceuticals appropriately.
Monitor clinical examinations and procedures undertaken by study nurses when necessary
Manage accountability and adherence monitoring of study drugs
Refer participants to other clinical care as required.
Consult with other clinical and research staff when necessary
Assist in maintaining good clinic flow
Ensure all research activities are performed according to SAHPRA, the Declaration of Helsinki, International Conference On Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and other relevant legislation.
Recruit, screen and enroll participants as per protocol-specific inclusion / exclusion requirements
Ensure informed consent is obtained for all participants as per Standard Operating Procedures
Manage participants with Adverse Events or Expedited Adverse Events and report as per protocol requirements
Perform other protocol specific procedures when necessary (endoscopy, counselling, swabs, biopsies, etc)
Interpret and act on laboratory results