Thursday, September 6, 2018

AJ Personnel Vacancies In Johannesburg, Medical Officer Full Time Position

Medical Officer (2 Year FTC) RHI

Medical, Gauteng JHB - Central

Rneg - Rneg Annually

A Medical Officer (2 Year FTC) vacancy is available at our client Wits Health Consortium's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI) in Hillbrow - Gauteng.

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.
It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders.

Main purpose of the job
    To recruit, screen and provide clinical management to participants in clinical trials according to study protocols

Location    Hillbrow

Key performance areas
    Clinical assessment, treatment and/or referral of participants who participate in the study
    Participate in routine assessment of participants in accordance with the protocols
    Initiate, maintain and strengthen referral systems via direct interaction and assist in the establishment of Memorandums of understanding (MOUs) as required by the study protocol/s
    Conduct regular liaison with the laboratory regarding the interpretation of diagnostic test results. It is the responsibility of the clinician to ensure that an appropriate management plan is followed as a result of receiving diagnostic test results
    Management of Hepatitis B vaccinations of Research center staff and maintain accurate records
    Screen and enrol eligible patients in accordance with study protocol and ethical guidelines
    Review patient vitals and other study-related results
    Treat opportunistic infections diagnosed
    Prescribe the appropriate treatment
    Report any adverse events and follow-up on patients
    Conduct ward rounds to follow up on patients who have been admitted to the hospital
    Conduct regular emergency trolley inventory, order/replace expired consumables
    Data collection and storage of data according to GCP and study SOP’s
    Recruitment and retention according to set accrual targets as required by the sponsors
    Set up and maintenance of trial documentation required by regulatory authorities ( Ethics)
    Development and ongoing revision of standard operating procedures compliant with sponsor and unit guidelines
    Ensure the maintenance of the study essential documents as per the WITS RHI / study SOP with the regulatory manager
    Provide regular clinical support to the clinic staff to ensure that clinical management of participants is of a high quality and complies with HPCSA and WITS RHI standards
    Identify research questions in specialist area
    Write grant proposals, protocols and ethics applications in order to fund and perform research studies
    Implement research studies in conjunction with the research teams
    Attend, present and participate in organisational research and academic meetings
    Produce monthly progress reports which document clinical outcomes of study participants
    Complete source notes and patient logs
    Capture patient data on the Case Report Forms
    Attend meetings as required
    Engage and meet with sponsors and Monitors as required
    Attend to all staffing requirements and administration
    Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilisation and maintenance of sound labour relations
    Perform and facilitate performance development and assessments
    Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary corrective action
    Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organisation
    Comply with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Protocol requirements and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    Verify accuracy of data in source documentation and accuracy of transcription from source data Case Report Forms (CRF) as needed
    Ensure errors on source documents e.g. CRF’s are corrected, initialled and dated
    Support the timely transmission/data faxing of relevant Case Report Forms following QC activity (as needed)
    Ensure completion of corrective action of internal and external QC reports and monitoring reviews
    Assist with staff training (and retraining) where error trends are identified
    Proactively resolve protocol queries and missing data with the Research Team

Required minimum education and training
    MBBCh degree or equivalent
    Be an independent Medical Practitioner and registered with HPCSA

Required minimum work experience
    Minimum 3 years of which 1 should be in a research environment

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
    Certification in good clinical practice (GCP) and HIV management
    Experience working in a donor funded organization
    Post graduate qualification in Public Health / HIV management or in the process of obtaining qualification
    Experience in Reproductive Health
    Experience in writing donor proposals, protocols and scientific journals
    Certification in HIV Management and good clinical practice
    Well organized, ordered, systematic and analytical
    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    Assertive, confident and adaptable
    Able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
    Self-motivated, able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
    Display a concern for patients and willingness to respond to patients’ needs and requirements
    Able to prioritise own work load, take initiative (pro-active) and work to tight deadlines. Self-motivated with a high regard for work ethic, values and integrity
    National and international travel and overtime may be required from time to time
    Required to be contactable at all times
    Working in under-resourced and/or unpleasant circumstances
    May be required to conduct clinical trial rounds to visit patients if admitted to hospital
    Work with patients who are HIV positive, ill and emotional due to the effects of the HIV disease
    Confidentiality, tact and discretion must be maintained at all times

    Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online
    Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
    The closing date for all applications is 12 September 2018.

    Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
    Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
    In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto


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