Research Assistant x 15 Ref No. RA / SH / 27 / 01 / 20
Reports to the Research Nurse. The incumbent will be involved in the recruitment of study participants through giving sensitization talks, taking participants to the study clinic from various recruitment points, pre / post test counseling and testing as well as tracking study participants.
Assists in ensuring that all participants arriving at the study site are attended to and staff are made aware of their presence
Assists study team in the packing and collection of blood samples ahead of transportation to the CIDRZ lab for testing.
Conducts community sensitizations about the ongoing studies
Assists to create a weekly schedule for all community activities
Perform VCT in the clinic and in the community during community sensitization
Assists to track and follow up participants who require interim visits or who have missed appointments
Assists with the maintenance of registers and other study documents
Assist with community tracing activities
Communicates with study staff about any problems with the study or a participant
Accompany participants that required referrals to respective hospitals on their initial visit
Communicates with fellow staff members openly and honestly about study progress, issues, and / or problems that may arise.
Actively participates in problem solving.
Assist to effectively collaborate with the community and district staff as necessary.
Reports all community misconceptions about research and address any concerns in an expeditious manner to the team members
Provides high quality service to participants by maintaining pleasant relationships at all times and attending to participants in a timely manner
Be responsive to inquiries from participants’ partners and family members as required
Completes all required study training, including routine Human Subject Protection and Good Clinical Practice
Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the study protocol.
Grade 12 Certificate
Certificate in social work, psycho social counselling or any relevant field
Experience in research data collection will be an added advantage
Conversant with MS office applications and able to use electronic tablet
Fluent in at least one local language of Nyanja or Bemba
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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