Clinical Officer -Mbagathi Site

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical care as applicable at the hospital.  
  • Screen and identify potentially eligible participants for the various studies taking place in Mbagathi.
  • Provide information, education and support to families or guardians of potentially eligible research subjects.
  • Administer or oversee the informed consent process.
  • Conduct trial-related assessments and collection of data using case record forms in accordance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Assist with documentation and reporting of serious adverse events and clinical endpoints, including death and readmission to hospital for study participants
  • Help to manage study-specific fieldworkers including planning of field activities.
  • Foster good working relations with hospital’s clinical team and be able to contribute to/participate in continuous medical education (CME) activities in paediatric department
  • Obtain demographic information and detailed medical history, comorbidities, drug allergies etc,
  • Collection of trial specific blood samples including nasopharyngeal swabs, blood, and sputum samples according to the laid-out SOPs.
  • Track and report participants missed doses.
  • Prescribe investigational products and other pharmaceutical drugs. Monthly review of participants to assess drug tolerability and other symptoms and fever.
  • Record reasons for participants withdrawal from studies.
  • Conduct quality checks for CRFs and other trial related documents
  • Record of protocol deviations, maintaining of file notes, documenting lost to follow-ups.
  • Be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key roles and responsibilities.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Essential:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine
  • At least 3 years’ experience in paediatric care
  • Prior evident work experience in clinical research studies/ clinical trials and can apply GCP standards
  • Flexible – able to work extra hours when needed
  • Able to work under stressful environment, self-driven and highly motivated
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

Desirable:

  • Experience of care for sick malnourished children
  • Personnel management skills and computer-literate with proficiency in project management tools and Microsoft applications

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

  • Based at the Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi.
  • Be available to work flexibly, out of hours as necessary.
  • Travel to other trial sites for covering leave and for training.
  • Exposure to patients and materials considered infectious and/or biohazards.
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