Job Title: Clinical Research Training Fellow - Readvertised
Research, Science and Biotechnology
The Medical Officer's role is to develop and co-ordinate the implementation of clinical research in Reproductive health in KDH. Research training is embedded into the clinical fellowship post. The Kemri-Wellcome Trust Programme at the Centre for Geographical Medicine Research-Coast (CGMRC) and Kilifi District Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are jointly running research studies of maternal and perinatal health, centrally based in the maternity department at Kilifi District Hospital, but with studies also running in peripheral sites. The study involves collection of clinical data and samples for all admissions and deliveries, and more detailed studies of infection and fetal growth on a proportion of mothers. The study integrates with existing surveillance studies of paediatric disease and invasive infections in Kilifi. The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme is well known internationally for its work tackling malaria and other infectious diseases, particularly bacterial and viral childhood infections. It conducts basic, epidemiological and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding directly into local and international health policy, and aims to expand the country's capacity to conduct multidisciplinary research that is strong, sustainable and internationally competitive.
The post holder will report to the respective study PIs.
Coordinate the study, liasing with hospital obstetrician, clinical staff, nurses, field workers, laboratory staff, and IT services.
Supervise fieldworkers and other staff involved in the project.
Oversee nurse locums with and coordinate with the nursing supervisors
Quality control: Ensure high quality data collection through regular confirmation that each patient admitted has a complete record, fully entered onto the clinical database.
Assist in coordination of and training within the maternity unit for study staff, interns and nurses
Develop and follow standardised operating procedures (SOPs) for study procedures in maternity
Liaise with laboratory services to ensure investigations are carried out for study and clinical care and results returned and entered on the database
Collaborate with the maternity department in the production and implementation of standardised definitions and clinical guidelines
Partake in an on call rota for the collection of research samples out of hours
Work with the KEMRI-MOH liaison officer to ensure the continued smooth running of the study.
Participate in the clinical care of patients, which may include on call duties.
Any other duties that may be required by the study or clinical team
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
Degree in Medicine and Surgery
Registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Ability to lead and work within in a team.
Use of Windows, Microsoft Office software
Demonstrable interest and experience in maternal-perinatal health
Previous research experience in maternal or child health
Demonstrable excellent communication and supervisory skills
Demonstrable excellent organizational skills.
Excellent diagnostic, analytical and investigative skills
Strong leadership skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently, in a team and in a multi-cultural environment
Confidential, attentive to detail, proactive, punctual and possess high integrity.
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Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 18th September 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 18th Sept 2012