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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 14, 2022
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    The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore in the United States of America. It has grown to become a leading local non-governmental organization addressing the HIV/AIDS crises in Nigeria through the development of infrastructu...
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    IMPACT Study Nurse

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Gently communicate with vulnerable patients and educating them about the pathogenesis of human papillomavirus (HPV), the risk of contracting anal cancer, and the options for prevention and treatment discussing the procedure.
    • Prepare all necessary materials/sample collection vials prior to anal cancer screening and treatment visit.
    • Routinely take the stock level of screening reagents and consumables needed and work with site manager to update the store data page on the REDCap and procure needed materials in advance of patient visits.
    • Develop positive rapport with patients by engaging in open dialogue to put them at ease during the procedure.
    • Prepare patients for treatment and assist the study physician with the timing, screening and treatment procedures, and labelling of samples.
    • Document cases in the logbook on RedCap including notes about the procedure and impressions.
    • Oversee transport of biopsies and swabs to the laboratory.
    • Follow up with the patient after treatment to assess health and well-being.
    • Escort the client after screening to the next unit of contact.
    • Engage with the study and implementation science teams to improve the development of the program.
    • Participate in weekly and biweekly IMPACT Local and International meetings respectively.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must possess a Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BNSc). Post graduate qualification / Masters level training in Public Health or Epidemiology is an advantage.
    • Must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
    • At least 1 year experience with HIV clinical care and training.
    • Previous experience in HIV-related, implementation science, or cancer research is an advantage.
    • Good knowledge of current trends and normative guidance in HIV clinical care and service delivery amongst vulnerable population will be an advantage.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • MS office - high proficiency.
    • RedCap - intermediate proficiency.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Strong Leadership skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to work well as part of a team.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume or Curriculum Vitae and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to "The Deputy Director, Human Resources" via: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

    Note

    • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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