29 August 2020

Wits RHI Community Health Workers Position 2020

Wits RHI Community Health Worker x 2 to recruit study participants from the community into a study, maintain retention of study participants through home visits/telephone tracking, participate in the process of raising awareness about the study and creating a relationship between the WRHI and the community.

Key performance areas:

• Promote studies and recruit participants by conducting presentations, radio talks and distributing 
brochures at the Clinics.
• Address potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and participant recruitment.
standard operating procedures (SOP).
• Obtain verbal consent before conducting screening interviews.
• Inform willing participants that participation in the study is voluntary.
• Conduct screening interviews to consenting participant to determine eligibility into study.
• Schedule appointment with eligible participants to attend further screening at RHRU study clinic.
• Record screened participants in screening register.
• Obtain informed consent from participants for screening and enrolment.
• Administer study questionnaires.
• Contact participants prior to their scheduled visits to remind them of their visit.
• Visit homes or contact participants telephonically to reschedule visits.
• Prepare list of home visits according to priority and living area.
• Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study.
• Receive queries from participants and address or refer queries accordingly.
• Report on community meetings.
• Attend relevant internal and external meetings.
• Chair or take minutes of relevant meetings.
• Assists in networking with relevant stakeholders.
• Ensures that the study has relevant health promotion materials (IEC) on site.
• Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self management.
• Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained.
• Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.
• Take ownership for driving own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as workshops, forums, conferences etc.

Required minimum education and training

• Grade 12.
• Fluent in English and other African languages (Sesotho and Zulu preferable).

Required minimum work experience

• Minimum 6 months working experience.
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities.
• Certification in good clinical practice (GCP).
• Empathetic with good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Be tactful, respectful and maintain confidentiality.
• Able to work independently and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Advert reference number: SD0017

Closing Date: 03 September 2020

Location: Ward 21 research site 22 Esselen street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send a detailed CV to:  vacancy14@wrhi.ac.za.

Those applicants that do not adhere to the above will not be considered for the respective position applied for.

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