KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

Program description:

  • The L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC), the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutions. This trial will be conducted at the Siaya County Referral hospital and Kogelo Dispensary in Siaya County. The KEMRI Malaria Branch has a vacancy for a Clinical Officer for the L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial.

    Essential Requirements:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

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

  • At least 1 years combined post-internship clinical experience (working with children).

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite.

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

  • Must be willing to reside in/within the study site (the assigned Health Facilities) in Siaya County.

    Additional skills:

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS).

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

  • Experience working in a research study.

  • Post-basic training in pediatrics will be an added advantage.

  • Experience using laptops and tablets (handheld computers).

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

  • Ability to work long hours within a team.

  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills

    Job Summary:

  • Reporting to the Study Coordinator, Study Pediatrician, Study Principal Investigator (PI), Lead Medical Officer (MO), the Clinical Officer will be responsible for screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful documentation and data entry of findings.

  • S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

    Major duties and responsibilities:

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

  • Perform screening & consenting, enrollment, prescription of medications and follow up of
    participants, including medical history, physical examination and

  • Document applicable study data during all study procedures.

  • Clinical management of ill participants and conducting clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collection of biological samples when necessary.

  • Report any adverse events to the Study Pediatrician, PI, MO and Study Coordinator.

  • Ensure that all the necessary documentation pertaining to screening, enrollment, follow up,
    clinical processes, other specific study procedures and operations are documented in the proper manner as provided for and in conformity with good clinical and documentation practice.

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

  • Adequately respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.

  • Offer basic nursing care to the study participants.

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

  • Arrange laboratory tests according to study protocol.

  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Clinical Officer Jobs in Kenya

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