Research Assistants (15 Posts)
Ipas organization through its Research department is conducting a study: “Pregnancy Care Integrating Translational Science Survey” in KITUI, MACHAKOS, BUSIA, MOMBASA Counties, Kenya. The study will involve following up pregnant women PMTCT 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 Assistants.
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. .
- 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.
- Degree/Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse or equivalent/relevant health field
- Valid Practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
- Basic Computer literacy and training in Microsoft Office.
- Must be a local from sampled areas.