KEMRI Clinical Officer – Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities
Register, consent study participants and assist with eligibility screening and enrolment of study participants.
Prescreening of participants
Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources
Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants.
Participant vaccination and psychosocial counselling
Perform phlebotomy and collect nasal swab specimen collection
Complete case report forms and work closely with the study doctor to report all possible SAEs to the study safety monitor and KEMRI IRB.
Address safety queries raised by the study safety monitor
Conducts follow up visits on study participants.
Perform clinical assessments of participants, grading of symptoms/diagnoses, interpret laboratory results and follow up
Carry out medical examinations and manage adverse events among study participants.
Collect requisite study laboratory and pathological specimens
Prepare and counsel participants as per the study protocol.
Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
Participate in the eligibility criteria selection of study participants
Discuss participants follow-up schedule visits in collaboration with the nursing desk and reception.
Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
In-depth understanding the logistics required to conduct of the study.
Report problems encountered to study Medical officer and consult appropriately.
Assess adherence to study products by participants and institute appropriate measures
Attend to the clinic help line
Contact participants with Adverse events, work with the Community team to trace up these participants, counsel them, follow them up and accurately document progress
Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
Assist the study doctor in the development and review of clinic related SOPs
Continuously update clinic room inventory and safe keeping of all items in the respective clinic rooms

Required Qualifications
Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Holds a current practicing license
Must be registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training

Experience
At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

Desirable Qualities
Demonstrated track record working in busy clinic
Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
Basic computer skills
Detail-oriented
How to apply

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: hrrctp@kemri-rctp.org not later than 26th August, 2022

For more information and job application details, see;https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers//

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