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Clinical Officer - (1 Position)

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Healthcare KSh Confidential
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1 week ago

Job Summary

Reporting to the Research administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful administration of Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments (CREDI) and Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) assessment tools, documentation and data entry of findings.

  • Minimum Qualification:Diploma
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening date: 9/16/2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/315/09/22

Program description: This program is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV, Parasitology, TB and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the ReSCOV Study within the DGHP branch
Position: Clinical Officer - (1 Position) KMR 8
Location: Siaya County
Reports to: Research Administrator

Requirements:
i. Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
ii. Higher National Diploma in pediatrics an added advantage.
iii. Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
iv. At least 1 year combined post-internship pediatric clinical experience
v. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite
vi. Fluency in English, Swahili and Luo languages, both written and spoken.
vii. Must be willing to reside in/within the study sites
viii. Experience working in a research study
ix. Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
x. Experience in using a laptop and or tablet (handheld computers)

Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills

Job Summary: Reporting to the Research administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful administration of Caregiver Reported Early Development Instruments (CREDI) and Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) assessment tools, documentation and data entry of findings.

Duties and responsibilities:
i. Develop an in-depth understanding of the study’s goals and activities to conduct the study
ii. Perform screening & consenting and enrollment of participants,
iii. Perform physical examination, take medical history, prescribe medication and make follow up of enrolled participants
iv. Make diagnoses and decisions on patient’s management according to study protocols and the recommended national guidelines
v. Document applicable study data during all study procedures
vi. Clinically manage ill participants and conduct clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collect biological samples when necessary
vii. Perform screening and assessment of study participant in terms of motor, cognitive, language and social-emotional development using CREDI and BSID tools.
viii. Respond to and resolve queries about participants’ information documented in the study files
ix. Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment:
Selected candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service with a probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.

Applications should include the following:
i. Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
ii. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
iii. Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees
iv. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website www.kemri.go.ke/e-recruitment portal- on or before October 6, 2022, latest 5.00 p.m. Please visit the KEMRI web site www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED 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 SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY

Only short-listed candidates will be considered

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