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Predicting Early Cardiovascular Risk among HIV-infected and Uninfected Kenyan Adults is a partnership between the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), and the University of Washington is currently seeking qualified and competent persons to fill the following positions for a research study.
Nurse Counselor

3 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen and enroll eligible Participants into the study
  • Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
  • Administer screening and enrollment questionnaires to participants
  • Facilitate referral to the laboratory and radiology department for study procedures
  • Utilize Open Data Kit (ODK) on mobile phones to complete data collection
  • Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
  • Perform follow-up visits with participants in clinic setting
  • Perform HIV rapid testing and counseling for adult participants
  • Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the Study Coordinator
  • Provide on-going counseling and make relevant referrals
  • Perform other duties as directed by study coordinator

Essential Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Nursing (KRCHN or BScN)
  • Previous experience in clinical or research activities is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with HIV-testing, prevention, and treatment strategies
  • Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
  • Strong communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with HIV testing or HIV treatment
  • Certificate in Voluntary Counseling and Testing or HTC from NASCOP is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection is an added advantage
  • Training in research ethics
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

Expectations:

  • Full-time position
  • Position length is 16 months, provided good performance
  • Yearly contracts offered based on period in the financial year
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Based in Kisumu, with travel throughout the surrounding area as needed

Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should Send applications addressed to the PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, via email to cardiok21@gmail.com by 25th April, 2017.

1. Application letter
2. Up-to-date CV
3. Relevant certificates



Updated: April 13, 2017 — 3:58 pm
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