Assistant Study Coordinator Ref No. AC / TB / 15 / 01 / 20
Reports to Study Coordinator. The incumbent will assist in coordinating all aspects of the study data collection, participant screening (enrolment, screenings, and follow up) and to ensure study targets are met and study procedures are being conducted per protocol.
He / she oversees, in coordination with the Investigators and study clinical officer, all aspects of the study’s clinical procedures to ensure the safety of participants at all times.
Maintains current and develops new monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure optimum study function and quality research data.
Develops study Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other study tools in coordination with the Investigator and other study staff.
Maintains version control of study informed consent forms and other required study documents.
Prepares study related reports and presentations as necessary for donors and partners abroad (Co-PI and Investigators).
Prepares for monitoring visits, follow-up after monitoring visits to ensure required changes and targets are achieved.
Reports adverse events and to the Investigators and to ethics committees, and other relevant regulatory bodies as needed.
Maintains confidentiality of study data and privacy of participants at all times.
Prepares, tracks, and maintain UNZA Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC), other ethics committee, and Ministry of Health approvals in collaboration with the Investigators.
Compiles and continually updates study regulatory files.
Conduct assigned study procedures and adhere to procedural and international guidelines for research conduct. Activities may include :
Recruiting and retaining participants in the study.
Screening and enrolling eligible participants with skills to handle children less than 5 years
Provides quality participant care and management
Counsels participants and care givers (e.g., VCT, Family Planning, Adherence, Risk Reduction, and psychosocial counseling)
Ensures quality data collection
Performs self-quality checks (QC) in a timely manner.
Ensures and verifies that all study forms are completed accurately by the study staff as per Study Protocol.
Obtains written informed consent / assent forms from study participants and care givers prior and ensure that written informed consent is obtained, and appropriate consenting procedures are followed for literate, partially literate or illiterate participants, before any study procedure is performed on any participant.
Collects specimens from children (e.g. sputum and urine collection, phlebotomy) and coordinates with other clinic staff and with laboratory to ensure that all samples are collected and processed according to study protocol.
Triage eligible participants and timely referral of very sick children to the clinician.
Assists QA / QC personnel to verify that all study forms are completed accurately by the study staff as per Study Protocol.
Collaborates with Data Coordinator / Technician and other staff to ensure timely completion and transmission of study forms and correction of all forms requiring corrections / additions.
Ensures safe keeping of participant records at all times.
Assists in preparing QC Tools for the study and maintaining the Quality Management Plan
Effectively collaborate with all District staff as necessary on any aspects of the study that may involve the District.
Communicates with fellow staff members openly and honestly about study progress, issues, and / or problems that may arise.
Provides feedback in a professional and supportive manner in order to develop collaborative, constructive solutions to any problems / issues.
Completes all required study training, including routine Human Subject Protection and Good Clinical Practices training
Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the study protocol and TB in children.
Grade 12 Certificate
Diploma in Nursing with a valid practicing licence
3 years minimum relevant work experience
Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
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