Research Nurse

Website Mac Recruitment Limited

The University of North Carolina – Global Projects Zambia (UNC-GPZ) will be establishing an accessible and safe place where adolescents and young women can receive health care. Space established will be adapted to meet the needs of adolescent service delivery during times that adolescents may be most interested in attending the clinic, such as on Saturdays or when school is not in session.

The Research Nurse (midwife) is responsible for carrying out study procedures, providing clinical care and referring participants to higher-level medical care as needed in accordance with standard operating procedures and the research protocol.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to the following)

Study Procedures

Conduct assigned study procedures and adhere to procedural and international guidelines for research conduct. Activities may include:

  • Screening and enrolling eligible participants
  • Recruiting and retaining participants
  • Obtaining informed consent and participant locator information
  • Counseling participants (e.g., VCT, family planning, HIV treatment adherence, HPV vaccination, psychosocial counseling, other as per protocol)
  • Providing clinical care and management (e.g., VCT, family planning, HIV treatment adherence)
  • Performing clinical assessments and procedures, including HPV vaccination
  • Maintaining strict participant confidentiality and privacy at all times
  • Collecting data, conducting questionnaires, collecting specimens
  • Performing self-quality checks (QC) in a timely manner
  • Accompanying participants to referral visits as required
  • Being accountable and responsible for study resources and supplies, such as data collection forms, participant files, study equipment, and facilities
  • Assisting with off-site source document retrieval as required


  • Review and contribute to development and revisions of study materials and tools
  • Maintain high quality clinical and study documentation at all times


  • Communicate with fellow staff members openly and honestly about study progress, issues, and/or problems that may arise
  • Actively participate in problem solving
  • Work collegially as part of the study team
  • Effectively collaborate with the community and district staff as necessary
  • Provide high quality service to participants by maintaining pleasant relationships at all times and attending to participants in a timely manner
  • Being responsive to inquiries from participants’ guardians, as required


  • Regularly attend study meetings
  • Complete all required study training, including routine Human Subject Protection and Good

Clinical Practices training

  • Maintain validated Professional Practicing License
  • Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the study protocol

Other Activities

  • Assist with study translations as requested
  • Perform high quality work at all times
  • Attend workshops, conferences and other meetings as requested
  • Any other duties or responsibilities found necessary for the successful implementation and functioning of the study


  • Registered or enrolled nurse (Midwifery qualifications will be an added advantage)
  • Active registration with the Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • At least 3 years’ clinical experience in adolescent and women’s health, including family planning, HIV prevention and treatment, STI prevention and treatment, and cervical cancer prevention
  • At least one year of experience in research activities
  • Must have excellent, communication, problem solving, analytical, interpersonal, and human relationship skills
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to organize and schedule multiple work-related tasks efficiently

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