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Procedure Nurse (sputum collection) - endTB - GHD

Experience

Two years’ clinical experience (essential); critical care nursing (highly desirable)

Education

Bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree (preferable). Tertiary degree/diploma in professional nursing. Registration with the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC)

Last Date

2/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Job Description

The incumbent is to support the medical care and safety of the rifampicin-resistant TB patients participating in a phase III randomized controlled trial. They will be responsible to perform trial procedures in accordance with the protocol and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

·         Undergo training in the protocol, trial procedures, and GCP.

·         Travel to trial clinic sites in Karachi.

·         Engage with clinic staff, and assist endTB trial staff and counsellors to identify and recruit potentially eligible patients for the trial.

·         Ensure appropriate and proper sputum collection screening, baseline, and follow up visits according to the trial protocol.

·         Ensure use of appropriate collection devices like sterile, leak-proof specimen containers for collecting samples.

·         Ensure Precise sample identification.

·         Ensure up-to-date transfer to the lab.

·         Screen and enroll participants according to specific protocol and SOP requirements.

·         Conduct informed consent for the main trial and sub-studies, together with counsellors. 

·         Provide counselling and treatment support to trial participants, together with counsellors.

·         Liaise with clinic staff, including doctors, nurses, and counsellors, to share and discuss clinical and social progress of trial participants.

·         Administer trial medication to study participants.

·         Perform Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and assess adherence according to trial SOPs (if needed).

·         Conduct trial procedures at screening, baseline, and follow up visits according to the trial protocol. These include, but are not limited to:

o    Physical examinations

o    Phlebotomy

o    Electrocardiograms (ECGs)

o    Screening tests for drug toxicity

  • Maintain participants’ clinical files, and perform Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC).
  • Complete Case Report Forms and other trial documents.
  • Assist with data entry and management.
  • Engage with clinic staff and other members of the endTB trial team to identify medical problems or difficulty with adherence to study drugs.
  • Assist with additional tasks as agreed upon with study management.
Attend regular meetings with the endTB trial team.