Study Nurse Job in Kerugoya, Kenya

Position: Study Nurse

Reporting to: Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator

Location: Kerugoya County Referral Hospital

Description: This is a project by the University of Washington / Kenyatta National Hospital Collaborative Research Group looking at the feasibility of screening for diabetes and dyslipidemia among HIV-infected individuals engaged in care.

It entails recruiting eligible individuals, obtaining informed consent, performing rapid blood tests using point-of-care devices and obtaining medical history through patient interviews and medical records review.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered Nurse/Higher Diploma in nursing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Past research experience
  • Work experience in a HIV comprehensive Care Clinic set-up.
  • 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 & Kirinyaga
  • Team player with ability to work closely with staff at the site

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit and enroll participants into the study
  • Collect data per approved Standard Operating Procedures and input into Android tablet system
  • Conduct rapid laboratory testing for study participants
  • Counsel individuals on diabetes, hypertension and other lifestyle diseases and the importance of screening
  • 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

This is a short-term contract (3 months) renewable upon satisfactory performance and upon mutual agreement.

If interested, kindly apply by completing the application form found at this link by 15 th January 2018:

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