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Friday, April 7, 2017
KEMRI / UW Research Study Clinical Officers
The KEMRI / University Of Washington Study
The KEMRI / UW research collaboration aims to conduct interdisciplinary, setting-specific research aimed at improving the lives of women and children living in Kenya.
Specifically, our research strives to understand various infectious diseases afflicting these populations and testing interventions.
We are looking for a motivated, committed, and honest staff members to join our team.
Job Title: Study Clinical Officer
Job Group: MR/7
Job Description: The Study Clinical Officer (CO) will be responsible for the managing one of seven study sites in part of the clinical trial titled “Antibiotics for Children with Severe Diarrhea (ABCD) Trial”.
She/he will oversee a study team responsible for screening, enrollment, follow up, and management of care study participants. She/he will also be responsible for performing physical examination, administration of study investigational product.
The Study CO will also be responsible for data collection, direct data entry, and responding to data queries. She/he will be based in Migori or Homa Bay Counties where patient recruitment will be happening.
The Study Clinical Officer will report directly to the Study Coordinator and will be a part of a large clinical-research team located in Kenya and the United States.
Diploma in Clinical Medicine
At least three (3) years working experience in clinical research or in a busy clinic setting
Registration certificate and valid practicing license from the relevant professional body
Experience in clinical trials will be an added advantage
Ability to manage and supervise a team of study personnel
Ability to communicate effectively and frequently to domestic and international supervisors in person, over the phone, on Skype, and over email
Willing and ready to travel within the Nyanza Province
Direct clinical care to infants
Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Dho/Luo/Kuria an added advantage
Screen and consent study participant who meet the eligibility criteria
Perform baseline and follow up physical examination
Attend to study participants at the health facility and do daily ward rounds
Administer the investigational product to the enrolled study participant
Management and recording of incidental illnesses and any side effects from the study investigational product
Make diagnoses and decisions to admit patients per the study protocol
Ensure accuracy, correctness and completeness of questionnaires by performing quality control
Ensure real time data entry of the questionnaires into the database within 24 hours
Present weekly and monthly reports of clinic activities on patients enrolled and all excluded patients and reasons for exclusion where applicable plans for follow up
Record and report any SAEs observed or reported by the care giver immediately within 24 hours of becoming aware
Maintain a chart of initial and follow up visits by clients to track their progress and clinic attendance
Collect specimens and ensure tracking to ensure delivery oversee the work in the laboratory
Perform verbal autopsy on all cases of mortality occurring at home
Maintain proper communication between clinic and Study Coordinators office
Manage study clinic staff at the study site
Manage stock inventory within the study site
Make weekly reports on the administration of aspects of responsible study site
Address weekly data queries
Fill-in for site staff members when necessary
Perform other duties that may be given by the Study Coordinator and investigators
Uphold the mission and vision of KEMRI/UW organization
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. The successful candidate shall be based in Nyanza.
REMUNERATION: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales. Health Insurance Cover is provided for the staff members only.
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to complete the online application form and send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us by Tuesday 18th April, 2017 at 5.00 pm.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY. PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER.