Research Nurse 20 posts at MUHAS September, 2020

Job Title: Research Nurse
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Location: Mwanza, Simiyu, Geita and Pwani Regions

Job Summary

The E-MOTIVE research programme is seeking to deliver a reduction in morbidity and mortality from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). The E-MOTIVE research programme is seeking to hire the services of 20 Research Nurse/Midwives to be based within study regions (Mwanza, Simiyu, Geita and Pwani) under the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The Research Nurse/Midwife will ensure that the trial is run according to the protocol, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local regulatory requirements.

 

Main Duties

 

Research

  • Ensure that the trial is conducted in accordance with the protocol and standard operating procedures
  • Assist clinicians and colleagues in setting-up patient pathways
  • Attend trial-specific training and ensure that training is disseminated in the hospital allowing out of hours adherence to the protocol
  • Administer drugs and therapy according to the protocol
  • Complete and maintain case report forms in accordance with trial requirements
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of the correct treatment pathway for patients and time points for data collection
  • Ensure that data is captured in the source records and reported promptly to the Sponsor

 

  • Be responsible for reporting adverse events in a timely manner at local level and escalate as appropriate
  • Collect information for regular reports on the progress of the trial
  • Assist in site audits and monitoring visits carried out by regulatory authorities or the Sponsor
  • Assist with maintenance of accountability records, including retaining oversight of intervention supply stock levels at site
  • Participate in and contribute to study/country general activities e.g. meetings, training etc
  • Conduct face to face interviews and surveys for qualitative research (if required)

 

Clinical

  • Practice always within relevant regulatory and ethics frameworks
  • Comply with local institutions policies, procedures, standards and protocols, and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure these are observed
  • Ensure that trials are undertaken in accordance with the terms approved by the local Ethics Committee and other local regulatory bodies, if applicable
  • Develop the role by using evidence-based practice and continuously improve own knowledge
  • Provide ongoing advice and information to subjects
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • Work autonomously to maximise recruitment into the trials
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all involved staff

 

Education and training

  • Consider the training and educational implications of the protocol and work with the Hub management group to develop appropriate strategies to meet these in order to ensure the safe and

 

accurate implementation of the study by self and others (i.e. development of new standard operating procedures and standards)

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of information procedures and to train other health care professionals involved in patient management to work to the requirements of Good Clinical Practice
  • Demonstrate a continuous process of professional and personal development in order to develop own and others’ skills and to be aware of changes in professional practice
  • Participation in training of trial team members (i.e. medical students, nurses/midwives)

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required

 

Essential

  • Educated to Registered Nurse/ Midwife level
  • Knowledge and understanding of research governance regulations, principles and guidelines including Good Clinical Practice, patient confidentiality, etc
  • Excellent communication and listening skills with the ability to communicate effectively on many levels (including via phone and email)
  • Able to develop and acquire new skills as required
  • Ability to delegate and work with others
  • Very well organised, with good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to plan and prioritise
  • Able to work independently, to prioritise their own workload to meet schedules and seek advice when necessary
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Good IT skills and familiarity with MS Office applications
  • A flexible, team-working attitude
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

 

Desirable

  • Relevant post graduate experience in a research area or project
  • Experience in clinical trials
  • Experience working with a donor funded project and/or with private sector
  • Experience in conducting face to face interviews and surveys for qualitative research

 

Application Guidelines

Qualified and interested applicants are required to send electronic application letters and current CVs describing their experience, qualification and three reference contacts by email. Emails should be sent to [email protected], [email protected] not later than 10th October 2020. Applicants should indicate in the email subject Research Nurse Position.

 

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