University of Washington Global Assistance Program Kenya
Women’s Health Project, Mombasa Kenya
Project Description: The Women’s Health Project, established in 1993, 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.
Job Summary: The research physician will work as a professional and part of the medical team that attends to research participants in a long-term cohort of high-risk women.
The research physician will be responsible for overall management and quality control of clinic activities in the project.
These will include performing procedures related to screening, enrollment and treatment of study subjects.
In addition the project physician will assist the Principal investigator in various project management activities.
Essential Job Functions
- Supervise screening and enrolment of eligible patients
- Perform physical examinations of patients
- Diagnose and treat study participants
- Prescription of ARVs and identification of adverse events related to ART
- Avail laboratory results to study participants and treat them accordingly
- Collect specimens, confirm correct labeling of the specimen and supervise their transportation to the laboratory as well as supervise accurate entry of laboratory results in to the study record books
- Ensure that data collected is accurate. Supervise data cleaning and correction processes.
- Maintain consents and consent audits for ongoing projects.
- Supervise and train study staff on study procedures and other relevant topics
- Develop standard operations procedures (SOPs) of the clinic under supervision of the PI and training staff on the SOPs annually.
- Prepare protocols, case report forms, informed consent forms and other documentation for human subjects ethics review for different studies
- Data analyses and presentation of research progress and results at conferences or scientific meetings.
- Participate in writing and reviewing of manuscripts.
- Coordinate and lead monthly journal clubs and teaching conferences with collaborating groups in the region.
- Contribute articles to the quarterly clinic newsletter.
- Cover for emergency calls from cohort participants, especially those on ART.
- Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the principal investigator.
- Medical Degree (MBChB or equivalent) and licensed to practice in Kenya. Additional training such as MPH will be an added benefit.
- Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS including counseling, administration of antiretroviral therapy and data collection.
- Computer literacy skills with MS Office software. Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS, Stata will be an added advantage.
- Good communication and inter-personal skills.
- Trained in good clinical practice and human subjects’ research.
- Demonstrated leadership ability.
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 day-time telephone contact and current remuneration to [email protected]
- Closing date for applications is 29th February 2016.