KEMRI – Study Nurse (KEN SHE Study).

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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.

Position: Study Nurse (4 Positions) K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-03-05-2021

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 and surgical history.
 Work in consultation with the study clinicians in all steps above
 Participant vaccination and psychosocial counselling
 Prescreening and screening of participants
 Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources.
 Collect nasal swab specimens and phlebotomy.
 Observe participants after vaccination and report any AEs observed to study doctor.
 Ensure participant flow at the clinic.
 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
 Assess adherence to study products- vaccine schedules and take anthropometric measurements
 Perform home visits.
 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

Required Qualifications

 Diploma in Nursing
 Must be registered with the Nursing officers council of Kenya.


 Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
 Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training
 At least two (2) years Clinical research experience

Desirable Qualities

 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.
 Counseling skills
 Computer literacy

Applicants should attach the following:

• Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number on the subject line)
• Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and email 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

All applications to be done through email

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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

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