KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

Opening Date: 9/16/2022

Vacancy No.: CGHR/315/09/22

Program Description

This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV, Parasitology, TB and other diseases.

Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the ReSCOV Study within the DGHP branch

Position: Clinical Officer – (1 Position) KMR 8

Location: Siaya County

Reports to: Research Administrator

Requirements:

Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

Higher National Diploma in pediatrics an added advantage.

Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya

At least 1 year combined post-internship pediatric clinical experience

Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite

Fluency in English, Swahili and Luo languages, both written and spoken.

Must be willing to reside in/within the study sites

Experience working in a research study

Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”

Experience in using a laptop and or tablet (handheld computers)

Skills and Abilities

Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Research administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for
screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful
administration of Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments (CREDI) and Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) assessment tools, documentation and data entry of findings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop an in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and activities to conduct the study

Perform screening & consenting and enrollment of participants,

Perform physical examination, take medical history, prescribe medication and make follow
up of enrolled participants

Make diagnoses and decisions on patient’s management according to study protocols and
the recommended national guidelines

Document applicable study data during all study procedures

Clinically manage ill participants and conduct clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collect biological samples when necessary

Perform screening and assessment of study participant in terms of motor, cognitive,
language and social-emotional development using CREDI and BSID tools.

Respond to and resolve queries about participants’ information documented in the study
files

Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment

Selected candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service
with a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

Applications should include the following:

Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements

Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees

Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

All the applications to be done on or before October 6, 2022, latest 5.00 p.m.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see: https://www.kemri.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/315-Clinical-Officer.pdf

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