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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Clinical Officers.

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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

Essential Requirements:

Diploma in Clinical Medicine.

Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya

At least 1 years combined postinternship 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

Additional skills:

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Experience working in a research study

Postbasic 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 indepth 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/erecruitment ERecruitment 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 shortlisted candidates will be consider
ed.

https://www.kemri.go.ke/careers/

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