Kemri Clinical Officer Job-Mapema Study

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Reference Number: CO-201216
Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research
Grade: 6.01
Location: Mtwapa
Country: Kenya
Summary: 
JOB PURPOSE: The position holder will work on the NIH-supported Tambua Mapema Plus trial evaluating the impact of a novel screening programme to detect prevalent and acute HIV infection in adult patients and their partners seeking urgent care at 6 health facilities in Mtwapa and Shanzu. HIV-infected participants and their infected partners will be enrolled in an immediate treatment cohort at KEMRI-Mtwapa. Any identified HIV-negative partner will be enrolled in a PrEP cohort at KEMRI-Mtwapa. Field and clinical data collections will run for 3-years. The candidate will join a dynamic team that conducts different clinical epidemiology studies with key populations at the KEMRI clinic in Mtwapa.

REPORTING LINES:

The post reports to the Project Manager.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

The position holder will spend 50% of their time at one of the six health facilities, and 50% at the KEMRI-clinic in Mtwapa providing prevention and care services to study participants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide high quality clinical care for adult study participants.
  • To conduct data collection, including observation of standard of care, and provision of the screening intervention.
  • To perform clinical audits, including time motion surveys.
  • To ensure that field staff observe to standard operating procedures.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Registered by the Kenya Clinical Officers Council
  • At least 3 years documented experience in research.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and experience in using email applications and Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel

Competencies:

  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Experienced in clinic or field based studies, data collection, and Good Clinical Practice
  • Trained and experienced in ART care
  • Able to work independently, to prioritise work, and to give attention to detail
  • Attentive to detail with strong follow through ability
  • Confidentiality and strong ethics
  • Able and willing to take and follow instruction and to learn
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity

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