Opportunities

Clinical Officer -Mbagathi Site

Reference Number: 
CO-18-10-21
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
Clinical Healthcare and Research
Job Grade: 
6.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Nairobi
JOB PURPOSE: 

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme conducts high quality clinical trials focusing on diseases that present a high burden for developing countries. Post holder will be involved in malnutrition studies and various ongoing research projects in Mbagathi Hospital.

 

The post holder will conduct daily activities to achieve effective communication with patients and study participants, undertake clinical assessments and provide clinical care as appropriate. S/he will participate in timely recruitment of study participants, data collection, clinic follow-up and adherence to study-specific procedures in the various research projects.

 

The post holder will have a high level of responsibility for ensuring study integrity, adherence to guidelines and standard operation procedures, managing staff and ensuring that the studies runs smoothly. The post holder will need to be self-sufficient and be able to work unsupervised, often with an unpredictable timescale. The post is mentally demanding and involves a high level of communication among study team, with other participating study sites, study participants and the wider community.

Staff operating at this grade range contribute to a research team and deal with non-standard work situations more regularly than staff at lower grades and take decisions often relating to the interpretation of standard operating procedures.  They are required to provide guidance to team members at lower grades and be involved in supervising the work of others. Staff have responsibility for prioritizing their own work and ensuring the necessary equipment/materials are available.