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Pharmaceutical Technologist.

Reference Number: Pharmtech100818

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Job Grade: 4.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

JOB PURPOSE:

To carry out study related pharmacy procedures, ensure proper storage, handling, transportation and dispensing of study vaccines and/ or other pharmacy products. To conduct regular active quality assurance on documentation and vaccination procedures in line with the study protocol and standard operating procedures. The pharmacy technologist will assist in the conduct of studies within the scope of fractional dose pneumococcal conjugate vaccine trials.

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

  • Study Medical Officer
  • Study Principal Investigator/designee
  • Head of clinical pharmacy.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

Entails working within a multi-disciplinary research team to ensure that pharmacy procedures are carried out accurately with meticulous record keeping, while strictly adhering to the study protocol. It requires a clear understanding of the study protocol and the ability to interpret and apply standard operating procedures as well as develop standard operating procedures in accordance with the standard of practice or the study protocol as and when required.

It involves provision of guidance to other team members on pharmacy related matters and study procedures and requirements.

Applicants must be willing to travel to health facilities situated in rural areas outside of Kilifi and/or Malindi Towns each day (transport will be provided by the study team), this may involve working hours of 7am-4pm (rather than 8am-5pm).

Locations: Regular travel to Health Centres in Ganze, Magarini, Malindi and/or Kilifi north sub-counties (these may be Ganze Health Centre, Bamba Hospital, Gongoni Health centre, Mambrui Dispensary, Marikebuni dispensary, Gede Health Centre, or Matsongoni Health centre)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support to the study staff to ensure proper storage, handling, transportation and dispensing of study vaccines across ~8 health facilities.
  • Develop standard operating procedures and accompanying forms to document the conditions of vaccine storage, handling, transportation and administration.
  • Engage in regular travel to ~8 health facilities to conduct quality control checks on the storage, handling, transportation and dispensing of study vaccines.
  • Maintain proper study related documentation & pharmacy records, and adhere to study conduct.
  • Monitor the stocks and condition of pharmacy equipment.
  • Ensure timely reporting of any pharmacy related protocol deviation.
  • Conduct study procedures, including vaccine constitution and correct labelling of the study products in strict adherence to the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that the study products are transported to the study sites in the correct packaging and temperature conditions, and maintaining strict temperature logs as per the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in dispensing of the study products with strict pre-dispensation crosschecks and maintenance of randomization codes.
  • Assist in reconciliation of post vaccination records and handling of study products post vaccination, as per the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of study pharmacy records as per the study protocol
  • Attend and participate in study related trainings, take responsibility of ensuring that training is up to date as per the training logs.
  • Attend complementary skills training and updates when required to.
  • Attend and participate in study related meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by to them by the study MO or Principal Investigator or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy Technology
  • Enrolled with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • At least 2 years experience in a busy hospital pharmacy
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy law and regulations
  • Ability to lead and work within in a team
  • Use of Windows, Microsoft Office software

PREFERABLE

  • Previous experience in vaccine trials
  • GCP training
  • Previous experience in conducting quality assurance
  • Previous experience in ensuring maintenance of the cold chain
  • Demonstrable excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team, prioritize and demonstrate the ability to set and meet objectives.

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Nurse

Reference Number: Nur100818

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Job Grade: 5.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi/Malindi

JOB PURPOSE:

To register patients into the trial, to collect clinical data including vital signs and anthropometric measurements. To maintain proper study records and carry out other study related procedures e.g. vaccination, to achieve the objectives of the study. The nursing officer will assist in the conduct of studies within the scope of the fractional dose pneumococcal vaccine trial.

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

  • Study Medical Officer
  • Study Principal Investigator/designee.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

Entails working within a multi-disciplinary research team to ensure optimal clinical care to study participants and conduct study related assessments and procedures while ensuring strict adherence to the study protocol. It requires a clear understanding of the study protocol and the ability to interpret and apply standard operating procedures as well as develop standard operating procedures in accordance with the standard of practice or the study protocol as and when required.

It involves provision of guidance to other team members on nursing related clinical matters and study procedures and requirements.

Applicants must be willing to travel to health facilities situated in rural areas outside of Kilifi and/or Malindi Towns each day (transport will be provided by the study team), this may involve working hours of 7am-4pm (rather than 8am-5pm).

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage parents of infants attending primary health facilities in an informed consent process
  • Register study participants (infants) into the trial.
  • Screening of study participants and assigning of screening IDs.
  • Perform a clinical assessment of study participants.
  • Counselling of study participants as per protocol requirements including: pre and Post HIV test counselling and counselling.
  • Vaccinate infants
  • Carry out post – vaccination monitoring of study participants as per the study protocol.
  • Examine trial subjects during the clinic visits, complete trial documentation as per study protocol and make relevant recommendations.
  • Collect and document data as defined in the study protocols.
  • Dispensing of medication as necessary.
  • Support study protocols
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Nursing or equivalent
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • At least 3 years Nursing experience
  • Ability to lead and work within in a team
  • Use of Windows, Microsoft Office software

Preferable

  • Previous experience in clinical research
  • GCP training
  • Demonstrable excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team, prioritize and demonstrate the ability to set and meet objectives.
  • Basic computer skills

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Clinical Officer

Reference Number: CO – 100818

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Clinical Healthcare and Research

Job Grade: 6.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

JOB PURPOSE:

To provide clinical care to study participants, supervise staff and carry out study related procedures to achieve the study objectives. The clinical officer will assist in the conduct of studies within the scope of the fractional dose pneumococcal conjugate vaccine trial.

Description:

Locations: Supervision of Health Centres in Ganze, Magarini, Malindi and/or Kilifi north sub-counties (these may be Ganze Health Centre, Bamba Hospital, Gongoni Health centre, Mambrui Dispensary, Marikebuni dispensary, Gede Health Centre, or Matsongoni Health centre)

REPORTING LINES:

  • Study Medical Officer
  • Study Principal Investigator/designee.

JOB DIMENSIONS:

This job involves working within a multi-disciplinary research team to ensure optimal clinical care to study participants. The post-holder will also conduct study related assessments and procedures while ensuring strict adherence to the study protocol. The post-holder will be expected to regularly travel between ~4 health facilities situated outside of Kilifi and Malindi Towns to supervise staff, conduct study related procedures, provide necessary clinical care to participants and conduct quality control checks on study documentation/ clinical procedures.

It requires a clear understanding of the study protocol and the ability to interpret and apply standard operating procedures as well as develop standard operating procedures in accordance with the standard of practice or the study protocol when required. It involves supervision and guidance to other study staff on clinical matters, study procedures and requirements. It involves performing quality control checks on CRFs and source documents, answering data queries, and other activities to ensure day to day running of the health clinics in which the study staff will be based. It may involve overseeing the correct storage and use of vaccines.

Applicants must be willing to travel to health facilities situated in rural areas outside of Kilifi and/or Malindi Towns each day (transport will be provided by the study team), this may involve working hours of 7am-4pm (rather than 8am-5pm).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical care to research participants (Infants 6 weeks of age – 18 months of age)
  • Maintain study documentation, adhering to Good Documentation Practice.
  • Supervise study staff and conduct study activities according to the protocol and standard operating procedures, including reviewing clinical source.
  • documents, completing clinical assessment questionnaires, post-procedure monitoring and documentation and follow-up assessments of participants.
  • Carry out specimen collection procedures in strict adherence to the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the consenting and recruitment of study participants.
  • Assist in maintaining study participants’ documentation, and performing clinical procedures under the guidance of the study MO when required to do so.
  • Attend and participate in study related trainings and taking up the responsibility of ensuring that your training is up to date as per the training logs.
  • Attend clinical skills training and updates when required to.
  • Attend and participate in study related meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by to them by the study MO or Principal Investigator

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Registered with the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
  • At least 3 years experience in clinical research
  • Ability to lead, supervise and work within in a team
  • Use of Windows, Microsoft Office software

Preferable

  • Previous experience in clinical research
  • Previous experience in vaccine trials
  • Recent clinical experience in pediatric care
  • GCP training
  • Demonstrable excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team, prioritize, set and meet objectives.

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