A Research Assistant (6 Months Fixed Term Contract) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium in Cape Town – Western Cape.


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC”) is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof

Main purpose of the job

  • To recruit participants and collect data from each vaginal delivery folder as per case report form (CRF) for the E-Motive programme


  • Cape Town – Western Cape

Key performance areas

  • Recruit participants according to study inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study with participants
  • Receive queries from participants and address or refer the queries accordingly
  • Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with participants, patients, and all facility staff
  • Follow up with all women who had a PPH and check for events when requested
  • Assist participants with the use of blood collection drapes. Wash up and discard used drapes
  • Use blood collection drapes as per main trial protocol, weigh blood collection drapes using study-specific scales, record weight on study stickers provided and case report forms (CRF)
  • Check the accuracy of the digital weighing scales provided on a monthly basis using the calibration weights provided and record this on the case report form (CRF)
  • File all participant/patient forms according to the study requirements and ensure all forms are submitted to the relevant data capturers
  • Record individual patient data on the Redcap study database directly or immediately after the paper case report form completion
  • Respond to data queries within the Redcap study database promptly
  • Complete relevant logs on a daily basis as per the main trial protocol
  • Prepare decoded files as and when required and ensure the Investigator Site File (ISF) is maintained and stored securely
  • Build and maintain authentic relationships with all stakeholders ensuring that all interactions are professional
  • Assist research nurse with weekly and monthly reports
  • Perform all duties as per delegation log and as assigned by supervisors from time to time

Required minimum education and training

  • Grade 12

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Confidentiality, tact, and discretion must be maintained at all times
  • Ability to manage self and prioritize own workload
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Required minimum work experience

  • At least one-year experience in data capturing


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experienceas mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV – Please Apply Online
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications is 19 March 2021.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.

AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

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