7 Study Nurses Jobs in Kenya

Job Vacancies: Study Nurses

Background: HIV testing among during emergency care is an opportunity to reach persons that are not well engaged with HIV Testing Services (HTS) in other settings and provides particularly good access to young adults, men and key populations, which are priority groups for testing and HIV self-testing (HIVST) initiatives.

The planned research will be a pilot implementation science study completed at a single site in Nairobi, Kenya at Kenyatta National Hospital.

The research will evaluate the impacts and utility of enhanced HTS and HIVST programming within the Accident and Emergency department (A&E).

The research will enrol and follow both patients and healthcare providers as participants and gather data overtime on multiple outcomes pertaining to HTS metrics and operational aspects.

The results will be used to inform future research and public health initiatives designed to increase HIV testing and treatment among populations commonly missed by conventional HIV programming in other A&E settings.

Job Title: Research / Study Nurse

7 Positions

Job Purpose: To screen, consent, enroll and follow up patient subjects for the collection of data for a pilot implementation science study evaluating the utility of enhanced approached to HTS and HIVST programming during A&E care.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Screen and enroll eligible participants into the study in the A&E

·  Ensure proper administration of consent procedures

·  Administer screening and enrollment questionnaires to participants

·  Utilize hard copy data forms to complete data collection as needed

·  Utilize mobile devices to complete electronic data collection

·  Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies

·  Perform follow-up evaluations with enrolled participants either in person or through phone contact if needed

·  Be able to refer participants for HIV testing and counseling as needed

·  Prepare quarterly reports for the Study Coordinator

·  Perform other duties as directed by Study Coordinator

·  Attend weekly study team meetings either in person or virtually

Essential Qualifications:

·  Diploma or degree in Nursing (KRCHN or BScN)

·  Previous experience in clinical or research activities.

·  Specific experience with emergency care research desirable

·  Familiarity with HIV-testing, prevention, and treatment strategies

·  Certificate in Good Clinical Practice

·  Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail

·  Familiarity with smart phone / device technology for data collection

·  Strong communication skills in English and Kiswahili

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

·  Experience with HIV testing and care

·  Experience with HIVST programming

·  Experience with emergency medical care

·  Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP or accredited facilities is an added advantage

·  Training in research ethics

·  Attention to detail and good work ethic

·  Ability to work with minimal supervision

·  Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious

·  Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team


·  Full-time position at 40 hours per week which will require working overnight and on weekends based on a variable schedule to accommodate study needs

·  Position length is 4 months, provided good performance

·  Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online and then email your current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to hivinjurystudies@gmail.com not later than January 2, 2023

All applications should be addressed to the Principal Investigator HIV AECI Study.

N/B Applications without the above-mentioned qualifications or required certificates will NOT be considered.