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Opening date: April 29, 2022 Vacancy No. CGHR/281/04/22
Program description: The L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC), the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH), and several other institutions. This trial will be conducted at the Siaya County Referral hospital and Kogelo Dispensary in Siaya County. The KEMRI Malaria Branch has a vacancy for a Clinical Officer for the L9LS Malaria Monoclonal antibody trial.
Position: Clinical Officers – KMR 8 (2 Positions)
Location: Siaya County
Reports to: Research Administrator and Study PI
Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
At least 1 years combined post–internship clinical experience (working with children)
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in English and Swahili languages, both written and spoken.
Must be willing to reside in/within the study site (the assigned Health Facilities) in Siaya County
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Experience working in a research study
Post–basic training in pediatrics will be an added advantage
Experience using laptops and tablets (handheld computers)
Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
Ability to work long hours within a team
Excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills
Job Summary: Reporting to the Study Coordinator, Study Pediatrician, Study Principal Investigator (PI), Lead Medical Officer (MO), the Clinical Officer will be responsible for screening, enrolment, and clinical management of enrolled participants, as well as careful documentation and data entry of findings.
S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.
Major duties and responsibilities:
i. Develop an in–depth understanding of the study’s goals and activities to conduct the study
ii. Perform screening & consenting, enrollment, prescription of medications and follow up of participants, including medical history, physical examination
iii. Document applicable study data during all study procedures
iv. Clinical management of ill participants and conducting clinical procedures including venipuncture, insertion of IV cannulas and collection of biological samples when necessary
v. Report any adverse events to the Study Pediatrician, PI, MO and Study Coordinator
vi. Ensure that all the necessary documentation pertaining to screening, enrollment, follow up, clinical processes, other specific study procedures and operations are documented in the proper manner as provided for and in conformity with good clinical and documentation practice
vii. Respond to and resolve queries about participants’ information documented in the study files
viii. Adequately respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community
ix. Offer basic nursing care to the study participants
x. Make diagnoses and decisions on patient’s management according to study protocols and the recommended national guidelines
xi. Arrange laboratory tests according to study protocol
xii. Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor
Terms of Employment: Selected candidate will be offered 1 (one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI guidelines.
How To Apply
Applications should include the following:
• Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
• All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements
• Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees
• Must include copies of academic and professional certificates
• Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct
• Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB
• Must have credit reference bureau certificate
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website http://www.kemri.go.ke/e–recruitment – E–Recruitment Portal on or before 19th May 2022 latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI web site http://www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST
IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.
Only short–listed candidates will be considered.