Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Study Nurse (2 Positions), Kisumu.

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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)

KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




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