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Data Capturer – Umlazi needed at Health Systems Trust

Job title : Data Capturer – Umlazi

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal,

Deadline : May 25, 2024

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  • The Health Systems Trust (HST) is seeking a Data Capturer for the FRESH Programme, which is a busy clinical research and trial site based in Umlazi, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • The Data Capturer will work closely with the Quality Control Officer (QCO) to support the investigators and clinical research team to ensure the site conducts sound, ethical, and scientifically accurate research.
  • The FRESH clinical research team consists of 30 people, and includes physicians, professional and enrolled nurses, research assistants, a data management team, as well as recruiters, and is currently running two SAHPRA approved clinical trials. Launched in 2012, FRESH is a clinical research platform that uniquely combines:
    •  Basic science investigation focused on characterising the immune response during the earliest stages of acute HIV infection for the purpose of developing novel HIV prevention, treatment and cure strategies; with
    • an empowerment and life-skills programme designed for the adolescent girls and young women 18–23 of age who participate in the research.
  • This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on funding.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Ensure a high degree of data integrity and study documentation completion. 
  •  Perform data entry for participants screening (V1) and enrolment visits (V2).  Maintain accurate record of the total number screened, eligible/ineligible, reason not eligible, total enrolled, and total starting on week 1 of twice weekly follow-up.  Perform daily quality control checks of paper forms (CRFs), prior to data entry. 
  •  Ensure forms are filled correctly and that there are no blanks or missing information. 
  •  Identification of missing data, informing the individual who filled the form so that they can correct the form or fill the missing data on the same day. 
  •  Perform daily entry of data from participant files/forms into the REDCap database, including baseline demographics, clinic visit form, 3-monthly questionnaires, enrolment and disenrollment data, as well as any other participant data. 
  •  Perform daily entry of data into logs and excel spreadsheets including enrolment log, attendance register, bloods and mucosal register, disenrollment log, retention data, Acute data, post-graduation placements, etc. 
  •  Assist in preparing participant files, including printing of CRFs, assembling files with dividers, label the appropriate forms and use data collection tools. 
  •  Ensure confidentiality and data security.

Key Attributes

  •  Fluent in English and isiZulu. 
  •  Computer proficient with all MS Office programmes; strength using Excel.
  •  Able to manage study data. 
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  •  Ability to work well under pressure and with a team.

Education Required

  • Matric

Qualification Required

  •  Grade 12 certificate Advantageous: 
  •  Post-matric qualification in computer related field. 
  •  Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification. 
  •  Valid driver’s license and confident driver.

Experience Required

  •  One year experience as Data Capturer Advantageous: 
  •  Clinical research experience, clinical trials experience preferred.  Experience following clinical research protocols. 
  •  Experience following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  •  Experience in completing Clinical Research Forms (CRFs). 
  •  Experience working with research study monitors. 
  •  Experience working with managing data clarification form (DCF). 
  •  Basic knowledge of HIV care and treatment and HIV terminology.

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