10 Jun 2019

Nurse Counselor(2 Posts) at KEMRI

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A KEMRI –CCR Clinical Trials Research Project is currently conducting clinical trials and is looking for motivated individuals to fill in the following positions:

Job purpose

To deliver quality nursing, counseling and other reproductive health services to both seroconcordant and discordant couples involved in a HIV prevention project.

Responsibilities

  • To screen and enroll eligible study participants as per study protocol
  • To obtain participation consent from eligible volunteers for study participation
  • To obtains medical history and perform physical examination as required
  • To provide individual, group and family counseling to participants and patients as needed
  • To complete interviewer administered questionnaires and other study documents
  • To complete and obtain study specimens such as phlebotomy and specimen processing as per study protocol
  • Perform HIV counseling, testing
  • Responds to participant’s calls and queries
  • Assist in community sensitization such as for study recruitment
  • Assist in retention activities including follow up of participants and reminding of clinic appointments
  • Performs other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

Education and Professional training

  • Diploma in Nursing or related field
  • Experience in female reproductive health service delivery particularly cervical cancer screening is an added advantage

Licensure

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya

Competencies

  • Team player
  • Excellent Communication and people skills
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work without supervision

Experience

  • Two (2) years’ experience working in a comprehensive Care Centre or an equivalent HIV care setting
  • Prior GCP and Human subjects training is desirable
  • Experience working in clinical research setting is an added advantage

Terms of employment

Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

How to Apply

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.

Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.

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: [email protected] not later than 12th June, 2019

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.






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