Vacancy

Job Vacancy
Research Nurse, C-FREE Study
Application deadline 26 Apr 2020

Work location:    Chiang Mai

Job start:   As soon as possible

Background:

Dreamlopments Ltd, registered in Thailand since 2015, is a social enterprise, a non-profit mission-driven company working on aid and development for underserved communities.

Dreamlopments is running a large project/study of community-based testing and treatment of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) for people who use/inject drugs (PWID) in Thailand. The C-FREE study is being conducted by a large consortium of Thai NGOS, research institutes, academic experts, government officials and international partners. The project design includes a cohort study, and an HCV treatment trial for participants with chronic hepatitis C. It takes place in Bangkok, Songhkla and Narathiwat. The research sites include 5 “drop-in-centers” (DIC) run by local NGOs (Ozone and Raks Thai Foundation (RTF)), and 5 partner hospitals. The C-FREE Consortium will extend the study to a new site in Chiang Mai, with a new partner.

Job Overview:

We are looking for a Research Nurse, for the new C-FREE site in Chiang Mai, to oversee and coordinate the preparation and implementation of the C-FREE study project with partners and study participants at the site. The Research Nurse is under the supervision of the Lead Study Principal Investigator (PI), Director of Research and Advocacy (DRA), and Study Coordinator (SC), but work closely on a daily basis with staff from Thai Drug User Network (TDN).

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of the site, setting up equipment, materials, study forms.

  • Assists in the overall conduct of the C-FREE study activities at the implementing site (DIC).

  • Ensures that the C-FREE study enrollment and procedures are conducted in accordance with the stipulations of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

  • Provides informed consent to study candidates, and enroll eligible participants.

  • Provides counseling on HIV, hepatitis C and B.

  • Draws blood specimens, conduct on site rapid antibody tests for HIV, HCV and HBV.

  • Conducts point of care HIV RNA, HCV RNA and HBV DNA testing for participants with reactive HIV, and/or HCV, and/or antibody/antigen testing.

  • Makes appointment for HIV, HCV or HBV treatment with study physicians, for participants with confirmed infections.

  • Collects data for all participants on the study Case Report Forms, as per protocol. Submits data to the data management and analysis center (Biophics, Mahidol University, Bangkok).

  • Works in close collaboration with staff from the partner DIC in ensuring participant understanding of the study, enrolment, follow up and support.

  • Progressively trains and builds capacity of staff from TDN on the study rapid testing, molecular testing, and other procedures.  

  • Maintains close communication with the study Investigators on all aspects of the study.

  • Ensures close collaboration with the affiliated hospital.

  • Facilitates monitoring visits from FHI 360, which will have responsibility to do quarterly monitoring of the good conduct of the study at the sites.

  • Keeps inventory of study tests and study medicines.

  • Other assignments as requested by the lead Principal Investigator and Study Coordinator.

Qualifications required:

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • Current Thai license as a registered nurse (RN) required.

Work experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of nursing care practice.

  • Experience in clinical research a strong plus.

  • Experience working in programs serving people who use drugs a strong plus.

  • Experience working for non-government organizations a plus.

Skills and competencies:

  • Positive attitude towards people who use drugs. 

  • A good understanding of, and interest in clinical research.

  • Interest in the C-FREE study objectives.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work effectively as a member of an international, multi-disciplinary team.

  • Proven organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to use standard office equipment and software, including MS Office.

  • Fluent speaking /reading / writing English and Thai required.

  • Thai Nationality.

Working environment:

  • The position is based in the Drop-In Center (DIC) of TDN (Thai Drug User Network), in Chiang Mai.  

  • Travel to other off-site clinical sites occasionally.

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and most recent CV in English to: jobs@dreamlopments.com

 

Dreamlopments is an equal opportunity employer

Contact Us

Email: info@dreamlopments.com

Phone: +66 (2) 055 1360

Address: Dreamlopments Limited
HQ 252 SPE Tower, 10th floor,
Phaholyothin, Samsen Nai,
Bangkok 10400

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