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Clinical Officer Job in Kilifi Kenya (KShs 77K)

Clinical Officer

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Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Salary: Kshs.77,170

Grade: 4.8

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya


The Clinical officer will be attached to the maternity and paediatric departments with particular responsibilities for the INTERBIO and GBS studies.

Reporting Lines:

The post reports to the Principal Investigator (s), Dr Jay Berkley, Dr Anna Seale (maternal-perinatal study/GBS) and Dr Bryn Kemp (INTERBIO Study).

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the recruitment, coordination, training and quality control of sample collection for the INTERBIO study.
  • Responsible for coordination, training and quality control of sample collection for GBS stillbirths and controls
  • May include on-calls for sample collection out of hours
  • Responsible for the collection and submission of clinical data required by INTERBIO and GBS studies
  • Responsible to assist with newborn checks and neonatal care in maternity to the standard required for the study
  • Responsible for taking neonatal surface swabs on all babies 1-2 hours after delivery
  • Assist with training in neonatal resuscitation and newborn examinations.
  • Clinical care as CO according to allocation in maternity and paediatric departments
  • Liaise with the other maternity/ paediatric study MO and COs as necessary
  • Contribute to seminars, educational activities in maternity and paediatrics
  • Any other duties that may be required by the study or clinical team.
Skills and Competence:

Essential Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
  • Registered Clinical Officer
  • At least 3 years post qualification clinical service
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Use of Microsoft office, word, excel
  • Demonstrable commitment to maternal, perinatal and newborn health
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in a research setting
How to Apply:

Click here to apply online

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.

The application closing date is 25th January 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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