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Wits Health Consortium invites qualifying professionals to submit applications for the vacancy: Data Collector.

Closing date: 05 December 2023

  • Advert reference number: TL021- 2023
  • Job title: Data Collector

Location: Mthatha, EC


This is a data collector position to coordinate data collection, processing and data management activities in fixed facilities (clinics) and roving mobile units, such as developing standard operating procedures, overseeing data collection, assisting with data capturing and providing analysis output and data quality control.


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC“) is a wholly owned company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (University) established to serve as a legal entity through which the University, and primarily the Faculty of Health Sciences, can conduct contract or sponsored research, entrepreneurial and philanthropic funded activities and services (including clinical services).

In our two decades of operating, WHC has established a world-wide reputation for responsibly managing sponsor and commercially funded activities worth over USD72 million annually.

Given our flexible structure, our trusted management, and our entrepreneurial approach, WHC harnesses the commercial potential of our scope of work by limiting any unnecessary or bureaucratic burdens.

This enables clinical researchers and health academics to undertake ground-breaking projects and establish commercially viable operations.

These include the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, which was first incubated within WHC, and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.


  • Allocate patient identification numbers (PIDS) for all the clients
  • Collect demographics at different entry points for clients interested in PrEP
  • Collect headcount weekly from the facility (fixed only) disaggregated by age
  • Review data completion by different service providers per file

  • Follow up on missing data done & resolved immediately
  • Generate a list of lab results & due dates
  • Collect results from lab & update manual files
  • Compile a list of all clients to be linked to external services

  • Navigate clients to pharmacy for collection of medication & update the file
  • Sign off the data and submit to data entry for every client seen
  • At the end of each day, capture total clients seen & repeats (collection & examination) on Redcap.
  • Report any problem to Data Quality Advisor daily & as per when it’s identified

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self management.
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.
  • Take ownership for driving own career development.


  • Grade 12
  • Basic computer and typing skills are essential,
  • Basic nursing qualification (Auxilary nursing) NQF Level 5
  • Minimum 6 months within a clinic or hospital setting
  • Good understanding and interpreting patients’ records


  • Certification in good data practice and experience in a community or healthcare facility environment will be an advantage.
  • Thorough with good attention to detail.
  • Ordered and systematic with strict compliance to protocols.

  • Good administrative skills are required together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database packages.
  • Able to work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated data capturing speed and accuracy.

  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion must always be maintained.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Self motivated and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected]. The subject heading of the email must include the job title of position applying for.

Please include the following documentation:

  • A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for
  • A detailed CV


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