Medical Officer Job at Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research

On Monday, April 29th, 2013
Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR)
Vacancy No: CRDRJSCDII.
Program description: The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR) is one of the twelve (12) Research and Training Centres of Kenya Medical Research Institute. 
The Centre’s main mandate is to conduct research to improve the health of the Kenyan population, with specific focus on respiratory diseases and related disease conditions. 
CRDR has an opportunity that is challenging, diverse and rewarding for a Study Medical Officer in the following disease area-Sickle Cell Disease.

Position: Medical Officer – MR 10 
Job Group N
Location: Siaya District Hospital.
Reports to: Study Coordinator.
 
Essential Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university.
Experience: One year experience working in a busy out and inpatient set up
 
Desirable Qualities:
  • Ability to work long hours with a large team
  • Knowledge of inherited blood disorders
  • Ability to prioritize workload of self and program team members and balance conflicting demands.
  • Ability to lead and work within a team environment and in a diverse cultural environment.
Position Summary:
Incumbent will have oversight of the clinical and nursing teams in the execution of the medical requirements of the protocol. 
S/He will carry out medical evaluations of participants, oversee study investigational product administration, report safety events and provide medical care to participants

Responsibilities:
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the protocol, study designs and objectives for implementation
  • Review participants and provide medical care
  • Manage, document and report adverse events
  • Respond to field monitor queries as well as Data management team queries
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures for Clinical Management of participants
  • Report problems encountered in the field to Principal Investigator/Study Coordinator
  • Supervise Clinical and nursing personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Study Coordinator
Terms of Employment: A three (3) year contract and a Probation period of 6 months.
 
Remuneration: The salary will be based on the KEMRI scales equivalent to this position, but entry point will depend on education level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.
Application letters, updated CVs with telephone and email contacts, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, three referees and their current contacts should be submitted to the undersigned not later than l5th May, 2013:
The Administrator,
Centre for Respiratory Disease Research Program,
P.O. Box 47855-00100 
Nairobi
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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