SD Recruitment is looking for a Research Medical Officer for a 3 month contract for our client based in Fish Hoek. Our client is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.
The Medical Officer will be responsible to render efficient and effective clinical care to volunteers on research studies and clients at the Youth Centre.
- MBChB or equivalent and HPCSA registered
- At least 2 years’ experience (post comm serve) in a clinical environment
- Keen interest in research especially infectious diseases
- Computer skills (Email, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Valid divers license and own transport preferable
- Excellent Communication (verbal and written) skills
- Excellent ability to build interpersonal relationships
- Strong client focus
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- Strong work ethic
- Detail oriented and capable of completing study documentation legibly and accurately
- Willing to work in an environment where most of the participants are healthy volunteers with only minor ailments
- Willing to take clinical admin tasks as a significant part of the job
- Willing to work with COVID patients
- Willing to work flexible hours and weekends if required
- Clinical Trial experience
- Working experience in a research environment
- Knowledge and understanding of study protocol
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support/ Basic Life Support (ACLS/BLS) certificate
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate
- Clinically assess, examine, diagnose and manage the health of participants and Youth Centre Clients
- Complete prescriptions of pharmaceuticals appropriately.
- Monitor clinical examinations and procedures undertaken by study nurses when necessary
- Manage accountability and adherence monitoring of study drugs
- Refer participants to other clinical care as required.
- Consult with other clinical and research staff when necessary
- Assist in maintaining good clinic flow
- Ensure all research activities are performed according to SAHPRA, the Declaration of Helsinki, International Conference On Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and other relevant legislation.
- Recruit, screen and enroll participants as per protocol-specific inclusion/exclusion requirements
- Ensure informed consent is obtained for all participants as per Standard Operating Procedures
- Manage participants with Adverse Events or Expedited Adverse Events and report as per protocol requirements
- Perform other protocol specific procedures when necessary (endoscopy, counselling, swabs, biopsies, etc)
- Interpret and act on laboratory results