Research Nurse

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Zambart

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 Zambart is an independent Zambian research organization with a longstanding research partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Zambia which began in 1988, and it has become one of Zambia’s leading research groups specialising in Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

We facilitate quality interdisciplinary health research on issues of public health importance in Zambia. Over the years, Zambart has expanded its scope to include both qualitative and quantitative studies around TB and HIV as well as other infections and public health issues such as poverty, mental health and more. Results from numerous studies have contributed to policy and practice at both national and global levels.

Zambart staff form an interdisciplinary team with a range of expertise including epidemiology, clinical science, social science, laboratory, operations research, health systems and services research, health policy analysis, health economics, health communication research compliance and counselling.

Research Nurse x1

Position Summary: The study nurse will be responsible ensuring study participants are screened and recruited in accordance with the study protocol. S/He will be  involved in maintaining  participant privacy and confidentiality.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain good clinical practice when attending to participants
  • Monitoring of vital signs and measurements
  • Collection of blood and other research samples
  • Assessment of study participants
  • Administration of trial medication
  • Reporting of adverse events
  • Participants follow up activities
  • Reporting of any protocol deviation immediately to study manger and PI
  • Performance of quality control of study activities
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing with  current registration the General Nursing  Council of Zambia
  • Demonstrates knowledge in TB and HIV services
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Experience in public health research or clinical trials will be an added benefit
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice will be an added advantage
  • Excellent social communication skills
  • Maintain appropriate working relationships between study team members
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and one or more local languages
  • Must be willing to work long hours

How to apply

Only applicants who meet the criteria for the above position should submit their application letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager, Zambart Head Office, UNZA Ridgeway Campus P. O Box 50697 Lusaka or email the application letter and CV only (without certificates) to  jobs.zambart@gmail.com, stating in the reference the position you are applying for.

Closing Date: The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 8th March 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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