Professional Nurses (x4 Nightshift Midwife 6 Months Contract Wits RHI) - #366437

AJ Personnel

Date: 1 week ago
City: Welkom, Orange Free State
Contract type: Full time


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.


Main purpose of the job:

  • To provide best practice, data collection, clinical assessments, and collection of specimens (cord and maternal blood) according to different study protocols
  • To ensure that this is done with accordance to site Standard Operating Procedures


  • 7 Esselen Street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Key performance areas:

  • Inform participants about the study
  • Verify consent status prior to conducting any study procedures
  • Draw blood, cord blood from participants, and maternal serum samples, process samples as required and specified within the protocol and laboratory manuals, and send samples/specimens to the laboratory OR ensure they are properly stored
  • Biological sample collection as per study requirement other than blood samples, if applicable
  • Obtain vital signs and other special investigations as per study guidance.
  • Conduct pre and post-HIV and Hepatitis B test Counselling (if needed)
  • Provide appropriate health education and counseling where necessary
  • Communicate participant management to site-based staff in a timely manner adhering to ALOCOA principles
  • Collect participant data from medical notes and complete source document
  • Document necessary procedures, sample collection, and data collection details in relevant source documents adhering to GCP principles
  • Completion of source documents accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintain full clinical records for all participants
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of laboratory samples (both electronic and hard copy, as required)
  • Perform sample-related activities such as but not limited to labeling, storage, collection, storing, and completion of DCFs
  • Compile relevant reports and feedback on all activities
  • Quality control study documents
  • administrative skills together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Report on Protocol Deviations that occurred in different studies
  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self-management
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Take ownership of driving your own career development by attending training and development sessions and relevant
  • Perform tasks based on the protocol training provided, take accountability, and document this training

Required minimum education and training:

  • Diploma in General Nursing (Midwifery)
  • A valid driver’s license

Required minimum work experience:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Midwifery
  • Minimum 1 year of nursing experience in HIV
  • Research experience would be advantageous

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Working experience with maternal and pediatric participants will be an advantage
  • Ordered and systematic with strict compliance to protocols
  • Be tactful, respectful and maintain confidentiality
  • Good administrative skills together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SharePoint
  • Able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Sound work ethic and good self-management skills


  • 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: 24 May 2024.
  • Note AJ Personnel is fully POPI compliant.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note:

  • AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • 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.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

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