About the Position

A Primary Health Care Nurse Full-Time is available at Wits Health Consortium's Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Soweto, Johannesburg.
The Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) was established in 1996. The Perinatal HIV Research Unit has been involved in research, training, policy formation and advocacy in issues concerning HIV-positive women and their children.

In recent years the work of the unit has expanded beyond the original focus of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, to include treatment trials in adults and children, prevention research, psychosocial research and policy development. In addition the Unit has developed an HIV vaccine clinical trials unit (HVCTU) and started with HIV Vaccine Trials back in 2001.

The unit is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of research and policy in the area of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. It has also developed a reputation as a leading African research unit for clinical trials in adult and children with HIV, with one of the largest cohort.
Main purpose of the job

  • To assist the Project Head by coordinating the procedures and daily activities within the study.


  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto - Johannesburg

Key performance areas

  • To do study related duties as specified by the protocol
  • To vaccinate participants
  • To do infusions on participants
  • To complete the case report files
  • To follow-up participants who fail to attend their study visits
  • To ensure laboratory kits are always available on site
  • To ensure that blood and urine specimens are taken to and that it reaches the laboratory timeously
  • To ensure laboratory results are signed by the medical officer and filed correctly
  • To ensure that all parents/caregivers have signed informed consent forms
  • To explain the use and maintenance of diary cards
  • Provide direct clinical care and treatment oversight to the study participants.
  • Communicate routinely as needed to the study coordinator and Principal investigator regarding clinical management of subjects.
  • Attend and resolve queries that are generated by data management staff.
  • Do proper filing of results and any other study related documents in the relevant assigned place.

 Required minimum education and training

  • Nursing Science Diploma/Degree
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Excel and word)

Professional body registration

  • Registered with the South African Nursing Council

Required minimum work experience

  • 1 Year working in a clinical environment
  • Phlebotomy experience

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Good Clinical Practice; ABC Quality Control; High levels of Attention to detail; Interpersonal skills; Self-disciplined and organized; Time Management; Team Player; Analytical ability; Enthusiasm; Proactive; Innovative; Presentation skills; Ability to work independently.


  • Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit (1.) a cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for and
  •  (2.) A detailed CV to: Esme at AJ PERSONNEL. Please apply online.
  • Those applicants that do not adhere to the above will not be considered for the respective position applied for.
  • The closing date for all applications is 08 September 2017.
  • The 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. In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the response handling of the advertisement on behalf of Wits Health Consortium.