Kenya Medical Research Institute Clinical Officer - KEN SHE Study Jobs

Kenya Medical Research Institute Clinical Officer - KEN SHE Study Jobs

Study Description

  • The KEN SHE Study is a prospective, blinded randomized study that will test the efficacy of single-dose bivalent and nonavalent HPV vaccination as a catch-up strategy.

  • Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

    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 Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.


  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Medical Research Institute Clinical Officer - KEN SHE Study Jobs

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