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NRHS seeks highly qualified candidates for the following positions in a Penile Microbiome study (Afya Jozi, Afya Jamii)

Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Kisumu dedicated to improving reproductive health of men and women. 

NRHS has several research projects related to HIV prevention and reproductive health. It runs support groups for PLWHA and Key Populations, and is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention.

NRHS wishes to recruit a clinician with research experience to work in the Afya Jozi ,Afya Jamii study. 

Job Title:
 Clinical Officer
 
Location: Kisumu County
 
Reporting To:  Research Director
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for care and follow up for participants enrolled in research studies and non-research clients.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To screen patients and ensure that they are fit for the research study.
  • Explain the research study protocol to the patients and administer consent to eligible clients.
  • Screen and treat STIs; give health education on HIV and STI prevention and reproductive health.
  • Provide VMMC services.
  • To ensure proper study participants’ record keeping and accurate entry of data before and after study related procedures.
  • Conduct interviews on socio demographic, behavioural and health information.
  • Collect biological specimens for research study purposes, including but not limited to: serum, urine, vaginal swab, cervicovaginal lavage, penile swab, urethral swab, oral swab, rectal swab
  • Conduct medical examinations, including speculum and bimanual examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialised management of their conditions.
  • Liaise with the cleaners to ensure that clinical space is cleaned after and in readiness for patients.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and sterilisation of the instruments that are used in the medical examination in liaison with the cleaning staff.
  • Maintain a regularly updated inventory of all instruments and consumables.
  • Take an active role in the training of Nurses and other Clinical Officers in the research project.
  • Dispense medication as needed; ensure patient safety; prevent and treat any medical emergency
  • Discuss return appointments as per study protocol.
  • Offer appropriate referral options to the clients.
  • Prepare and implement infection control protocol and monitor that infection prevention standards are followed properly.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted to you.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.
  • Work with Medical Director to revise/maintain appropriate referral options for clients.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience as RCO.
  • Minimum of two years in clinical research.
  • Experience with VMMC, Obstetrics & Gynecology preferable.
  • Must be registered in Kenya to  Practice as a Clinical officer
  • A diploma or equivalent  in clinical medicine & surgery
  • Training and certification in STI and VMMC desirable
  • Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable
Desirable Attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable
  • Intellectually curious and devoted to evidence based practice
Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title on the subject line. ``AJAJ Clinical Officer `

Job Title: Clinical Officer
 
Location:
 Homa Bay County

Reporting To: Project Coordinator 

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Perform circumcisions and monitor the healing process of clients.
  • Record any adverse events arising from the surgery as those not related to the MC roll out providing detailed explanations of the type, causes and management of the complications.
  • Conduct medical examinations, and provide treatment at both scheduled and unscheduled visits, refer clients to appropriate providers for specialized management of their conditions.
  • Prepare infections control protocol and oversee that it is followed adequately.
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory, data entry staff, nurse, counselor and receptionist.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Participate in training of Ministry of Heath Staff and mobile Circumcision teams on the MC roll-out and the surgery itself.
  • Implement proposed MC training work plan to address knowledge gap in GOK MOH and other relevant medical staff knowledge and skills in MC.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted to you.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Prepare and deliver narrative oral or written reports to the supervisor as needed.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned by the P.I., Project Coordinator or any other superior officer of NRHS.
Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • A diploma or equivalent  in clinical medicine & surgery
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in VMMC
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Desirable Attributes:
  • Confidentiality
  • Stress tolerance
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Proactive and reliable
Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title on the subject line. ``MCP Clinical Officer``

Job Title: Data Entry & Management Clerk
 
Location: Kisumu and surrounding area
 
Reporting To: Project Coordinator and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager 
 
Job Purpose: Responsible for data entry and management of data gathered within and outside the clinic.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assists with creation of study database and data entry methodologies.
  • Processes research study and patient documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the team leader for resolution.
  • Enters clients and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information on keyboard according to screen format.
  • Assists with and checks download or transfer of data entered by clinicians or others on an electronic device.
  • Verifies entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; purging files to eliminate duplication of data.
  • Secures information by completing data base backups when required.
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a research setting.
  • Sound knowledge of Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Access and Stata or its equivalent. Familiarity with REDCAP would be a plus.
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Information Technology, Applied Statistics or data management or equivalent professional level
  • Devotion to thoroughness and accuracy, attention to detail, ability to work in a team setting.
  • Speedy, accurate data entry skills
Applications Should Include:
  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees
Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title "AccuCirc Data Entry and Management Clerk" on the subject line. 


Applications submitted on or before 15th December, 2014.

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