Overview

Study Nurse

Vacancy No. FN-01-01-2023

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination
Recruit, Screen and enroll study participants
Understand and execute the study procedures as indicated in the study protocol
Informed Consent administration per study protocol and collection of participant medical, surgicaland reproductive history.
Administer study questionnaires
Provide contraceptive counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and STI risk reduction assessment counselling and support.
Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
Perform physical including anthropometric measurements and pelvic exam to participants
Collect blood, urine and genital samples from the participants as required by the study protocol
Ensure adherence to the participant flow at the clinic.
Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community in consultation with the study clinician.
Ensure participant retention and adhere to site retention strategies.
Maintain a good relationship with the community, study participants and other clinic staff.
Maintain up-to-date participant visit notes
Administer Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate recording of data on CRFs and perform selfquality checks

 

Qualifications

Must have a Diploma in Nursing – Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with extensive and recent hands-on clinical experience
Must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
More than two (2) years Clinical research experience
Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services
Knowledge and ability to counsel clients on Sexual and reproductive health and contraceptive use
Knowledge and experience in managing STI cases will be an added advantage

Additional desirable qualities

Experience collecting genital samples for research purposes
Prior experience in reproductive health-related clinical research recruiting women
Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
Keen and attentive to detail
Ability to follow instructions and procedures
Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
Extensive counseling skills
Computer literacy
Experience with data collection using digital tools especially REDCap
Preferably a female
Flexible and ready to work during odd hours
Closing: 2nd February, 2023.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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

Must include a current CV with the names of at least three referees.
Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
Indicate the Vacancy Number on the subject of the application Email.
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent  not later than the stipulated deadline

About Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.