Jun 26, 2018

Enrolled Nurse

  • Health Systems Trust
  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Nurse

Job Description

Health Systems Trust seeks to appoint a Enrolled Nurse for the Fresh Project, an HIV research study combined with a poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment programme, based in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.

Salary: A salary package commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications will be offered

This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on continuation of funding.

Collect blood specimens as per the approved study sampling schedule
Assist Professional Nurse with pelvic exam sampling, including: filling forms, handling and labelling specimen tubes, and serving as quality check for accuracy before lab pick-up
Ensure accurate specimen labelling, documentation, storage and transportation
Ensure specimens ready on time for pick-up and transport by couriers
Maintain thorough/accurate documentation and record-keeping, ensuring that all forms are completed correctly
Be available to assist Research Nurse with sampling/documentation on Saturdays in the event of a new acute HIV infection
Conduct screening visits including, informed consent, pregnancy test, hemoglobin test and ensure participant is eligible to join the study
Perform finger-prick for HIV-RNA PCR (viral load) twice-weekly for all active participants

Current registration with the SANC as a Registered/Enrolled Nurse
Minimum of one to three years’ nursing experience, within a hospital and/or laboratory environment.
Must have minimum one year experience performing phlebotomy
Fluent in both English and isiZulu
The following will be an advantage:
Experience providing HIV counselling and testing
Experience in women’s health
Clinical research experience
Licensed/experienced driver
Verbal and written communication skills
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Strong organisational and time management skills
Maintain confidentiality of participant information
Ability to travel to and work in Umlazi Township

To apply, submit a detailed CV stating the position applied for, together with names and contact details (telephone numbers and an e-mail address) of at least three contactable referees, to Sanele Ngubane on email

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified copies of all qualifications and identity documents.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to reference and credential checks.

If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

HST reserves the right to not fill this position.

HST Promotes Employment Equity.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Health Systems Trust is an innovative non-profit organisation working to strengthen ongoing development of comprehensive health systems in southern Africa.

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