Clinical Officer, KMR 8

Date Posted: Nov. 24, 2022, 5:26 a.m.

Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Job Description

Vacancy: CGHR/324/10/22

Job Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for providing quality health care services to study participants through diagnosing, investigating and treating patients and participate in research activities to improve human health. The CO will follow up study participants on a monthly basis and administer essential services outlined in the SOPs. Reporting to the Research Administrator, the Clinical Officer will be responsible for research in children between 6 months and 15 years including standard data collection, history taking and clinical examination, sample collection, mRDT and blood slide preparation for malaria diagnosis and other procedures as necessary. S/he must be flexible and work within the existing structure, in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability and integrity.

Qualifications Required:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine.
  • Be registered with relevant authorities and in possession of a valid practicing license.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken, Teso will be an added advantage
  • Training in Good Clinical Practices and Paediatric Life Support are added advantages
  • Knowledge of malaria case management

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collect study data using tablets

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection of clinical data for the project from the Health facilities using tablets and paper forms as necessary
  • Consenting potential study participants and screening for eligibility including pregnancy testing of girls 13-15years of age
  • Follow up research participants for study end points in collaboration with an assigned community interviewer
  • Assist with clinical care both in the outpatient and inpatient in designated health facilities. This will include on-call out of hours as needed
  • Conduct trial related assessments and collection of data using case record forms in accordance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Liaise with the Research Administrator, epidemiology manager and other Clinical Officers as necessary
  • Record and report adverse and severe adverse events to the Research Administrator, epidemiology manager and PI
  • Diagnose, and treat study participants and members of the community in collaboration with health facilities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

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