Study Nurses Jobs in Ahero and Nairobi Kenya – OPT-HOME Research Study

Oral home-based HIV testing for repeat maternal HIV testing in Kenya (OPT-HOME)
 
Study Nurse
Job Description: This research study is seeking 2 full-time study nurses, 1 at Ahero County Hospital and 1 in Nairobi.

Study Nurse Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Recruit and enroll participants into the study
  • Collect data per approved Standard Operating Procedures and input into Android tablet system
  • Conduct rapid HIV testing for study participants
  • Counsel women on oral HIV testing, and provide instructions for oral HIV testing
  • Counsel women on partner HIV testing, with oral HIV test kit or refer partners to clinic
  • Counsel women on HIV and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
  • Submit twice-weekly summaries of recruitment and enrollment into the study to the study coordinator
  • Participate in twice-weekly phone call with PI and rest of study staff
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required
  • Registered Nurse/Higher Diploma in nursing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Past research experience: At least one year
  • Held a previous position in Maternal and Child Health and/or HIV testing
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate regularly with PI via email and Skype
  • Excellent skills with mobile technology
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo
  • Team player with ability to work closely with other study staff at the site
Salary: Contract with UW-Kenya for 2 months with the potential to extend renewal until subcontract with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is ready. 
Total contract duration (UW-Kenya and KNH) is 1 year with the potential to extend.  
Eligible for medical cover.
 
50,000 KES per month.

Reports to:

  1. Daniel Matemo Maina
  2. Dr. John Kinuthia
  3. Dr. Alison Drake
Please send your applications to the email: k01study16@gmail.com
Deadline is 12th December, 2016.

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