Location: Marondera Provincial Hospital OI Clinic and/or Chitungwiza Central Hospital
Contract: Full time
Duration: 12 months (renewable-pending availability of funds)
The TENDAI Steps Together Trial is a two-arm randomized effectiveness trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intervention for depression combined with counselling for adherence to antiretroviral therapy in patients living with HIV. The Tendai Steps Together Trial is a study conducted by the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences in collaboration with King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (London UK) and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
The position involves carrying out research related clinical duties including supervising adherence counsellors in delivering a psychological intervention, delivering a psychological intervention, patient recruitment, clinical evaluation and follow up, according to internationally recognized standards of ethical conduct of mental health research. This post would suit a nurse with an interest in mental health and with some experience in counselling.
Purpose of the position
To provide a direct link between the study participant and the study;
To provide patient-oriented care in a professional and respectful manner;
To work closely with clinics and their nursing staff to provide optimal care for patients in the recruitment sites
Key tasks and responsibilities
To carry out all study related procedures including clinical evaluations, venepuncture, participant follow up, and delivering a psychological intervention;
Delivering a psychological intervention under the supervision of a clinical psychologist;
To assess participants for suicide risk;
To complete case reporting forms and enter data into a database;
To ensure accurate clinical data is obtained from all study sites;
To ensure timely collection and delivery of specimens to the labs;
To ensure timely receipt of results for study participants;
To supervise adherence counsellors delivering the intervention;
To deliver intervention sessions to participants;
To ensure that all procedures are done in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for clinical research;
To be accessible to study participants and their families in order to address all study related concerns;
Review and assess data collected and write reports
The research nurse should possess knowledge of mental health, mhGap, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
We expect the following qualifications
Nursing qualification with certificate to practice. Bachelor’s degree in health related field an additional bonus;
At least 3 years of clinical experience;
Excellent English and report writing skills;
Excellent computer skills as all evaluations will be completed electronically;
Experience in mental health; Basic knowledge of the principles of the ethical conduct of research;
Ability to work well with others and integrate into the public health care system;
Focused, energetic individual who believes in patient or participant oriented care, is compassionate about medicine and HIV, and the care of individuals with advanced HIV infection.
If you are interested and qualify, please submit your CV and cover letter (as 1 document) to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
Deadline: 6 August 2021