Study nurse (2 positions)

Job Summary

Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination, screening and enrolment of study participants.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Centre for Microbiology Research

Opening Date: 4th June, 2021 Closing date: 24th June, 2021.

Background Information:
IMPOWER is a Phase 3, Randomized, Active-Controlled, and Double-blind Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Islatravir Once-Monthly as Preexposure Prophylaxis in Cisgender Women at High Risk for HIV-1 Infection. The study has the following vacancies;

4. Position: Study Nurse (2 Positions) KMR/ 7 Vacancy No. FN-018-05-2021
Reports to: Study Doctor
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities
• Register and consent study participants and assist with eligibility determination, screening and enrolment of study participants.
• Informed Consent administration per study protocol and collection of participant medical, surgical and reproductive history.
• Work in consultation with the study clinicians in all steps above
• Provide contraceptive counselling, HIV/AIDS counselling and testing and STI risk reduction assessment counselling and support.
• Prescreening and screening of participants
• Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
• Perform pelvic exams, cervical cancer screening, contraceptive counseling administration and removals
• Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community in consultation with the study doctor.
• Ensure participant retention and adhere to site retention strategies.
• Maintain a good relationship with the community, study participants and other clinic staff.
• Maintain up to date participant visit notes
• Administer Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate recording of data on CRFs and perform self QC
• Perform phlebotomy on all study participants
• Assess adherence to study products and take anthropometric measurements
• Develop and review clinic related SOPs
• Laboratory results interpretation
• Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
• Closely work with other staff members to ensure the success of the study

• Diploma in Nursing - Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with extensive and recent hands-on clinical experience
• Must be registered with the Nursing officer’s Council of Kenya.

Required Experience
• More than two (2) years Clinical research experience
• Knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment services
• Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training in mental Health/Psychiatry Nursing, is an added advantage

Other Required Skills
• Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
• Keen and attentive to detail
• Ability to follow instructions and procedures
• Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
• Counselling skills
• Computer literacy

Applicants should attach the following:
• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
• Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
• Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
• A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
• A copy of National Identity card or passport
• Requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Applications to be done through the email no later than 24th June 2021.

(Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email)

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