Community Health Worker
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape
3d ago
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The Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity (CLII) (http : / / www.lunginstitute.co.za), invites applications for a COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER* on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract.

CLII is based within the Division of Pulmonology in the Department of Medicine at UCT and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of TB in Southern Africa.

CLII conducts various HIV / TB / COVID-19 related research projects that are conducted at numerous sites in Cape Town. The incumbent will be responsible for screening and recruiting new trial participants as well as supporting participants during the clinical trial.

  • Essential Requirements : Grade 12 / National Senior Certificate or Equivalent Experience in the healthcare environment Sound knowledge of recruiting area Knowledge of medical terminology (especially TB / HIV / COVID-19) Drivers License (Code 10) is essential Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fluency in English and another South African Language General Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet;
  • Data Management Systems advantageous) Good interpersonal, communication and time management skills Responsibilities include (but not limited to) : Recruitment, screening and consenting of study participants Retention and follow-up of study participants (to attend appointments) Ensure that medication packets are correctly labelled Ensure participants take medication at prescribed times Do home visits to participants who default their appointments Keep Registered Nurse informed of participants and report any irregularities Data Collection and administrative duties - questionnaires, data entry and verification Maintain database of participant information and complete participant progress reports as required Provide education and support to participants during the screening process Educate participants on their medication, research, TB / HIV / COVID-19, and adherence Drive to destinations to drop off and / or collect participants and / or documents as instructed by line manager Ensure correct handling and transport of specimens to the relevant laboratories.

    Additional Information : This position will be based in Cape Town Working hours 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday Own reliable transport is essential Interested candidates can send their CV Application Process : To apply, interested applicants are requested to submit a Cover Letter and updated CV, including the names and contact information of two contactable references to : Pat.Wileman uct.ac.za

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