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The KEMRI / University of Washington Study – Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies at multiple sites in Kenya.
The KEMRI / UW / MOH / CDC Option B+ study project seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:
Study Nurses
(9 Positions)

Should be available to start on 23rd April 2019
The Study Nurse shall report to the Regional Coordinator.
S/he shall be expected to work under minimum supervision and provide guidance to investigators on study implementation.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
The responsibilities of the Study Nurse will include, but not limited to the following:
·         Assist with the coordination of entry into the facility and logistics surrounding data collection and survey administration.
·         Data collection from source documents and administration of study questionnaires and in-depth interviews according to Standard Operating Procedures.
·         Laboratory sample collection – Dried Blood Spot (DBS) and phlebotomy
·         Ensure proper ethical procedures and consenting of participants prior to study enrolment
·         Ensure all data is of good quality and perform quality checks before submission.
·         Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
·         Maintain proper communication between health facility and Study Coordinator’s office.
·         Maintain adequate supplies at the study sites for example study forms.
·         Maintain inventory of supplies.

·         Submit daily summary of study progress to the Study Coordinator/data manager and suggestions on any improvements to the study procedures as appropriate.
·         Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for conduct of research.
·         Perform other duties that may be given by the Study Coordinator.
Requirements for the Position:
·         Minimum Diploma in Nursing (KRCN/KRN); must be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
·         Previous research experience and experience with the consent process
·         Knowledge and experience in phlebotomy and DBS collection an added advantage
·         Knowledge of MOH records management an added advantage
Desirable Qualities
·         Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
·         Knowledge of basic computer applications.
·         Strong organizational skills and financial accountability.
·         Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
·         Strong professional references from previous supervisors.
Terms of Employment: Two months non-renewable contract.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to complete our online application form and then send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees to to reach us by 5th April at 5pm.
Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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