KEMRI Study Nurses/Clinic Nurses Jobs in Kenya

Program description: The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill vacancies in the following positions: Study Nurse for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.

Position: Full-time Study Nurses/Clinic Nurses - MR 7 (4 Positions)
Location: Nairobi/Siaya
Reports to: Nurse Supervisor and Study Coordinator

The study nurse will be responsible for obtaining informed consent from potential participants, HIV testing and counseling, Triaging, taking vital signs, training participants on study sample collection,
documenting procedures.

They will also be responsible for data entry into an electronic database and responding to queries.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of study protocol
  • Obtain and accurately document informed consent
  • Perform weight and height measurements, vital signs observations; document these as per the study protocol and SOPs.
  • Ensure ward supplies are available at all times and all equipment are in working condition.
  • Help ensure good communication, quality and timely completion of clinical trial activities, including problem identification and problem solving.
  • Adequately respond to questions about the study posed by parents/guardians and the community.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Management.

    Essential Requirements:

  • Must have a Diploma in Community Health Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • She/he must be registered and with a valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • At least 1-2 years of research experience.
  • Ability to work well with the community, and collaboratively with colleagues. He/She must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
  • Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and
    organization skills.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili, written and spoken.

    Desired Qualities:

  • HIV testing and counseling training
  • Attention to detail
  • Research Experience is an added advantage
  • Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
  • Ability to work long hours within a team

    Terms of Employment:

    A one (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a
    Probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: salary and benefits are based on the KEMRI scheme of service

    How to apply

    Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts

    A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd May 2018.

    The Director
    Kenya Medical Research Institute
    P.O. Box 54840-00200

    Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources
    Or send by email to

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Study Nurses/Clinic Nurses Jobs in Kenya

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