Research Study Nurses Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya
Research Study Nurses Jobs in Nairobi, KenyaBackgroundThe Evaluation of HIV Testing and Care in African Emergency Care for the Injured Study will be a prospective cohort design completed at a single site in Nairobi, Kenya.
The research will study acutely injured patients to assess the current state of HIV services delivery during emergency care.
The research will enroll and follow approximately 600 subjects and gather data during hospital services and after discharge on HIV testing, linkage to HIV treatment and patient perception of HIV program delivery during Accident and Emergency department treatments.
The results will be used to inform future research and public health initiatives that will be designed to increase HIV testing and treatment among populations commonly missed by conventional HIV programming and which often only interface with health systems via Accident and Emergency departments
To screen, consent, enroll and follow up subjects for the collection of data for a prospective cohort study evaluating HIV services to patients seeking emergency care at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Screen and enroll eligible participants into the study
Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
Administer screening and enrollment questionnaires to participants
Utilize hard copy data forms to complete data collection
Utilize mobile phones / devices to complete data collection
Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
Perform follow-up evaluations with participants in the hospital and through phone contact
Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
Be able to refer participants for HIV testing and counseling as needed
Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the Study Coordinator
Perform other duties as directed by study coordinator
Diploma or degree in Nursing (KRCHN or BScN)
Previous experience in clinical or research activities
Specific experience with emergency care research desirable
Familiarity with HIV-testing, prevention, and treatment strategies
Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
Strong communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities
Experience with HIV testing or HIV treatment
Experience with emergency care
Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP is an added advantage
Familiarity with smart phone / device technology for data collection is an added advantage
Training in research ethics
Attention to detail and good work ethic
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team
Full-time position at 40 hours per week which will require working overnight and on weekends based on a variable schedule to accommodate study needs
Position length is 3 months, provided good performance
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
How to Apply
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