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Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Registered Nurse.

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Full-time

Vacancy No. CGHR/330/12/22

Program description:

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in Malaria, HIV, Parasitology, TB and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the collaboration would like to fill a vacancy in the following position for the Pregnancy VE Study within the DGHP branch

POSITION:

Registered Nurse

J/G KMR 8

Vacancies -5 positions

LOCATION:

Kisumu and Siaya

REPORTING TO:

Research Administrator

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma in Community health nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Registered and with a valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili both written and spoken.
  • Certificate in “Good Clinical Practice” and/or “Human Subjects Protection”
  • Be willing to reside in/within the study sites.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

General knowledge on maternal health and child development

Experience working in a research study

Experience using laptops and tablets (handheld computers)

Job Summary: Reporting to the Research Administrator, the nurse will be responsible for screening, collection of specimen(s) from participants, enrolment, follow up of study participants, documentation and data entry of findings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES/TASKS:

The Nurse will be expected to: –

  • Provide basic triage and offer treatment to study participants.
  • Collect specimen and perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests on study participants.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and participants’ privacy.
  • Maintains adequate amounts of required medical supplies.
  • Ensure accurate data collection and recording of confidential clinical data.
  • Develop and reviews study SOPs
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment:

The successful candidate will be offered a one year (1) renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is as per the stated job grade

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
  • A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to the Deputy Director, CGHR, P.O Box 1578-40100, Kisumu and send by snail mail not later than January 27, 2023. The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number.

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

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