Research Assistant Job in Kenya

Position: Research Assistant – Nurse


Job description

Chartered
in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing
international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three
continents (www.aku.edu). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network
(www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries
out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and
over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500
students and over 14,000 staff.

The University is both a model of academic
excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU
operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.

The
Aga Khan University-East Africa (AKU-EA) through its Research Office in Mombasa
is conducting a study: “Pregnancy Care Integrating Translational Science
Everywhere (PRECISE)” in Kaloleni and Rabai Sub-counties in Kilifi County,
Kenya. The study will involve following up pregnant women from early pregnancy
through delivery to the post-delivery and it will include local travel within
the study area- between health facilities and to communities. Applications are
invited from appropriately qualified candidates for the position of Research
Assistant – Nurse in the study. The staff will be based at the research sites
in Kilifi County.

The
research assistant – nurse will be required to support the study’s activities
at the health facility. This will include screening and recruitment of study
participants, clinical and non-clinical data collection, sample collection and
handling and additional study procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with health facility
    staff to identify potentially eligible study participants for recruitment
    into specific studies and sub-studies

  • Screening and recruitment of
    study participants and administering informed consent.

  • Clinical and non-clinical data
    collection for study participants

  • Perform anthropometric
    measurements and vital signs measurements and other clinical tests and
    study procedures for participants

  • Contribute to collection,
    transport, logging and initial processing of biological samples

  • Support health facility staff
    in obtaining and recording other data relevant for the study.

  • Contribute to follow up of
    participants in their homes and communities.

  • Create and plan for data
    collection activities summary reports for activities as guided by the
    study coordinator on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

  • Communicate to families and
    community members about the study, as appropriate and as guided by the
    study coordinator

  • Regularly report any relevant
    events that affect the study to the study coordinator

Requirements

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered
    Nurse Midwife or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse or equivalent.

  • Valid Practicing license from
    the Nursing Council of Kenya.

  • Basic Computer literacy and
    training in Microsoft Office.

How to apply

Applications
together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone
contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be
sent to th

Manager, Recruitment

Aga Khan University
Hospital, 

P. O. Box 30270-00100,
NAIROBI
 or

Or
email to [email protected]. Applications by
email are preferred.

Please
indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 21, 2020
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