Site Study Coordinator – Research (Nurses Only) at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program, Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services. HIFASS is therefore seeking the employment of the position as listed below.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Site Study Coordinator - Research (Nurses Only)Location: LagosReports To: Principal Investigator Work Hours: full-time 40 hours/weekBasic FunctionsTo participate in protocol development as may be applicable; prepare documents for submission to the IRBs and other regulatory authorities and ensure adherence to protocol by all and compliance with applicable laws.Regulations, policies and procedural requirements. Perform nursing duties in the clinic.Essential Job Functions, Duties and ResponsibilitiesExplain the purpose and nature of the study to new participants joining the studyAnswer participants’ questions and concerns.S/He will enroll and consent potential study participants.Collect participants’ sample, including but not limited to phlebotomy as backup to study staff as needed. Work with the laboratory to ensure result collection is done according to standard operating procedures.Provide safety and protection to all participants while collecting and managing data obtained from the participants from the study.Assess vital signs of the participants.Perform cervical cancer screening of female participants using the speculum, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), HPV specimen collection as backup to study staff as needed.Triage participants at the clinic as needed.Oversee and coordinate recruitment, care, and treatment of research subjects and liaise with other internal departments and external collaborators.Oversee study- related activities such as chart preparation, protocol trainings. SOP development, preparation of relevant study forms and labels.Audit clinical study records: compare case report forms with source documents; review other study relevant files.Oversee planning, scheduling and carrying out of procedures to provide adequate care and treatment of research subjects. Contact volunteers and schedule follow-up appointments as appropriate.Enter data for specific visit on CRF; audit records for accuracy, and ensure completed CRFs in a timely manner.Resolve data and record discrepancies identified during in-house reviews.Schedule monitoring visits as necessary. Coordinate staff in preparation for monitoring visits.Perform periodic review of the regulatory binder to ensure completeness.Prepare protocol-required reports such as AEs. Continuing Review Reports (CRRs) and other reports as needed. Monitor deadlines.Supervision of personnel to include, training, work allocation, and problem resolution as may be applicable.Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned.Track enrollment and lost to follow up statistics and provide weekly summaries of items within the schedule of events (SOE). 

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