The Women’s Health Project, based in Mombasa was established in 1993, and is a collaborative effort of the University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Washington (UW), the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Mombasa County, the Ministry of Health, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), and the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The objectives of the organization are:
- To provide high quality care to at-risk and HIV-positive women participating in the high-risk women’s cohort (Mombasa Cohort).
- To conduct innovative HIV and STI prevention and treatment research that will contribute substantially to local as well as global knowledge and implementation of effective interventions.
- To support HIV and STI prevention, care, and research efforts in Mombasa by training Kenyan researchers and practitioners, implementing technology transfer, and contributing to infrastructure development.
- The project nurse will work under the supervision of the Clinic Section Head and in collaboration with the other project nurses to ensure smooth running of the research site.
Responsibilities for the Project Nurse Job
- Screening and enrolment of eligible patients
- Conducting face-to-face questionnaires with research participants.
- Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented.
- Assisting clinicians as required during treatment and examination of study participants.
- Collect specimens and confirm correct labeling of the specimens.
- Counter check specimens and supervise their transportation to the laboratory.
- Avail laboratory results to study participants and treat them accordingly.
- Refer relevant information to the clinicians such as patient’s status and laboratory results, which would assist in proper clinical management.
- Administering prescribed medications, injections and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
- Provide health education and counseling to study participants on identified health problems and socio-economic issues related to their health.
- Preparing equipment and ensuring examination rooms are clean and stocked with required supplies and materials.
- Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the Clinic Section Head/Principal Investigator and other Section Heads
Project Nurse Job Qualifications
- Diploma in Nursing (Kenya Registered Nursing) from an accredited nursing program.
- Registered Nurse by the Nursing Council of Kenya with current license to practice.
- Required Credentials, Licensure or Certification.
- At least 2 years’ experience post College preferably in a clinical set-up.
- Thorough knowledge of routine nursing process and practice including phlebotomy.
- Experience in clinical management of HIV is an added advantage.
- Clinical research experience working with key populations is desirable.
- Computer literacy skills with MS Office software.
- Good communication and inter-personal skills
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with daytime telephone contact and current remuneration to [email protected] Please quote only the job title in the email subject. Closing date for applications is 2nd December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.