Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

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Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

Position: Clinical Officer (1 Position) K MR 7 Vacancy No. FN-09-02-2023

Reports to: Study Doctor

Location: Kisumu

Duration: 1 Year Renewable

Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period


  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Holds a current practicing license


  • At least two (2) years Clinical research experience is an added advantage
  • Must be registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.
  • Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training

Other Required Skills

  • Demonstrated track record working in busy clinic
  • Knowledge and experience in vaccine administration and psychosocial counselling
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
  • Must be able to work in a professional and ethical manner with competence, accountability, and integrity
  • Basic computer skills
  • Detail-oriented

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Register, consent study participants and assist with eligibility screening and enrolment of study participants.
  • Prescreening of participants
  • Support in health talks to participants at the clinic and mobilization sources
  • Conduct physical and medical examinations for study participants.
  • Perform phlebotomy and collect nasal swab specimen collection
  • Complete case report forms and work closely with the study doctor to report all possible SAEs to the study safety monitor and KEMRI IRB.
  • Address safety queries raised by the study safety monitor
  • Conducts follow up visits on study participants.
  • Perform clinical assessments of participants, grading of symptoms/diagnoses, interpret laboratory results and follow up
  • Carry out medical examinations and manage adverse events among study participants.
  • Collect requisite study laboratory and pathological specimens
  • Prepare and counsel participants as per the study protocol.
  • Perform accurate record keeping and check study forms for completeness and accuracy each day.
  • Participate in the eligibility criteria selection of study participants
  • Discuss participants follow-up schedule visits in collaboration with the nursing desk and reception.
  • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants and the community.
  • Maintain a good relationship with the community and other clinic staff.
  • In-depth understanding the logistics required to conduct of the study.
  • Report problems encountered to study Medical officer and consult appropriately.
  • Assess adherence to study products by participants and institute appropriate measures
  • Attend to the clinic help line
  • Contact participants with Adverse events, work with the Community team to trace up these participants, counsel them, follow them up and accurately document progress
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports of personal study activities
  • Assist the study doctor in the development and review of clinic related SOPs
  • Continuously update clinic room inventory and safe keeping of all items in the respective clinic room.

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  2. Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
  3. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than February 28, 2023.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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