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Study Clinician (APTsepsis Study) x2 at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

Job Description

The Active Prevention and Treatment of Maternal Sepsis study is a multi-country study which will seek to examine if the APT-Sepsis programme is clinically and cost-effective at reducing infection related maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. We will also seek to understand the implementation of the programme through a careful process evaluation. The study will be conducted in 30 sites across Malawi, which includes district and rural or community hospitals.

Job Summary:

The post holder will join the maternal and fetal health group under the Active Prevention and Treatment of maternal sepsis study (APT-Sepsis). The responsibilities also include facilitating study related trainings, conducting mentorship and supervision to study sites, supporting study sites research assistants, maintaining accurate documentation and record keeping according to study protocol, ICH-GCP, Regulatory Authorities and MLW procedures.

 

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities
• Facilitating study related trainings across the sites
• Mentoring and supervising the study research assistants in data collection
• Ensure accurate and complete documentation of study data (e.g source documents, CRFs, screening and enrolment logs).
• Conducting data quality assessment in study sites
• Collaborate with Ministry of Health staff, study team and other research partners during the trial period
• Participate in community engagement as deemed necessary.
• Ensure adequate and proper use of study resources.
• Maintain professional conduct and working relationship all the time.
• Identify knowledge and skill gaps and develop an effective training plan.
• Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the study coordinator.

Professional
As applicable:
• To always put the patient first.
• To ensure that participants receive good quality clinical care according to ward/study protocols.
• To behave professionally at all times.
• Communicate professionally with team members, and other staff.
• To ensure maintenance of confidentiality of patients’ records and respect patients’ and guardians’ privacy and rights.
• To keep clear and up-to date patient records at all times.
• To ensure staff maintain infection control procedures at all times according to ward/hospital protocols.
• To ensure high data quality and integrity.
• To adhere to standards of ICH good clinical practice (GCP) principles at all times.
• To be aware at all times of responsibilities pertaining to the post (as recorded in this document) and other SOP’s
Key competencies/attributes and skills
• Experience of using electronic data capture systems.
• Experience in facilitating health related program trainings
• Experience in working in a maternity unit
• Understanding of the ethical principles underlying conduct of research
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and with people at all levels.
• Able to work flexibly
• Self-motivated and able to deliver results and work out of hours when required to complete tasks.
• Excellent communications skills.

HEALTH & SAFETY
• Take full responsibility for ensuring a safe work environment by following health and safety rules at all times for colleagues, study participants and oneself.
• Keep up to date and maintain awareness of all Health and Safety issues by fulfilling the following;
o Attending the scheduled quarterly Health & Safety sensitization trainings at least once a year.
o Attend a Health and safety induction during the first week of employment, signing acknowledgement and keep abreast of the MLW Health and Safety Policies and their updates.
o Attend and be updated in Good Clinical Practice.

• All staff are employed under the MLW Programme and are ultimately responsible to the Programme whether directly employed under the Core Grant, a research fellowship or project grant. All staff are expected to be flexible and may be required to contribute to the activities of the Core Programme or another project(s).

 

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
• At least 2 years’ experience in health research and in maternal and fetal health.
• S/he should be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

Key Competencies
• Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Experience in facilitating health related program trainings
• Experience in working in a maternity unit
• Understanding of the ethical principles underlying conduct of research
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and with people at all levels.
• Able to work flexibly
• Self-motivated and able to deliver results and work out of hours when required to complete tasks.
• Excellent communications skills.
For more detailed information of the job, please visit the MLW website, www.mlw.mw .

Remuneration and Benefits
MLW offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, pension scheme, gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others.

MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrading and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful job performance and other set criteria.

MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants and patients. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.

Method Of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, three (3) contactable referees and a detailed CV to this email vacancies@mlw.mw. Indicate the job-title and your name in the subject line. Please make sure that all the attachments are saved in your name.

To arrive no later than the 26thAugust, 2022, only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.