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Study Nurse (2)

VACANCY NOTICE – Study Nurse (2)

JOB LOCATION – Assin Foso

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Study Nurses.

One of the main goals of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

The Study Nurse shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the St Francis Xavier Hospital (SFXH) at Assin Foso (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The Study Nurse is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

The Study Nurse is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. He/she is accountable in the first instance to the team and site coordinators and the management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

The Post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •             Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study protocol and study manual at all times. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the collection and handling of information.
  •         Identify patients that fall into the inclusion criteria of a specific study.
  •      Ensure that study objectives and methods are explained in an appropriate language to potential study participants and/or guardians as applicable, and written informed consent is obtained prior to enrolment.
  •       Administer research documents on study site. This may include but not limited to informed consent form, Case Report Forms, Questionnaires and any other study specific forms.
  •        Obtain vital clinical information and important clinical records of patients that are needed.
  •           Obtain biological samples needed for the studies. This may include blood, sputum, stool and any other biological sample they are qualified to take.
  •        Support study Physician in providing medical care to study participants.
  •        Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.
  •      Participate in investigators meetings and meetings with regulatory agencies for medical aspects e.g. participating in GCP training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  •                Degree or Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery (E).
  •          At least 1 year of experience post qualification (E).
  •          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (E).
  •          Dynamic, with demonstrated capacity for teamwork and team leadership (E).
  •          Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail.
  •          Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion (E).
  •          Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team (E).
  •       High computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc (E). 
  •         Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (D)
  •          Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials (D).

 Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable).

Expected starting date: 01 April 2022

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to rm.dorkenoo@kccr.de

Closing Date: 25 March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Pharmacist

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for a Pharmacist  

One of the main goals of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

The Study Pharmacist shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the St Francis Xavier Hospital (SFXH) at Assin Foso (outpatient and inpatient departments) and at KCCR in Kumasi or within the community. The Study Pharmacist is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 The Study Pharmacist will prepare and dispense investigational drugs according to the procedure put in place. The Study Pharmacist will also keep drug accountability records, including full details of transport, delivery, storage condition, utilization and destruction. The Study Pharmacist will also support activities at the hospital where necessary, as guided by the Medical Doctor at SFXH. The Study Pharmacist will also be expected to support the study team with administrative, medical and scientific work in line with study procedures and protocols.

The Post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •        Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study protocol and study manual at all times.
  •       Ensure pharmacy aspects of investigational drugs comply with relevant legislative acts, standards and guidelines by promoting the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs and applying the principles of best pharmacy practice to the eveluaton of new drugs.
  •      Ensure good preservation of investigational drugs by ensuring good functioning of equipment needed and monitor factors affecting drug stability (light, temperature, humidity).
  •      Prepare and dispense investigational drugs according to the procedure put in place (schedule, randomization…) 
  •     Keep drug accountabilty records including the full details of delivery to trial sites, dispensing to participants, return, authoriszed destruction, stock loss due to breakage or inappropriate storage conditions, errors and corrective action taken
  •        Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.
  •       Participate in investigators meetings and meetings with regulatory agencies for medical aspects e.g. participating in GCP training.

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  •       Degree Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD) (E).
  •       At least 1 year of experience post qualification (E).
  •       Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (E).
  •       Dynamic, with demonstrated capacity for teamwork and team leadership (E).
  •       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail (E).
  •       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion (E).
  •       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team (E).
  •      High computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc (E). 
  •       Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (D).
  •       Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials (D).

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable).

Expected starting date: 01 April 2022

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to rm.dorkenoo@kccr.de

Closing Date: 25 March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Physician Assistants

VACANCY NOTICE – Physician Assistants (2)

JOB LOCATION – Assin Foso

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Physician Assistants.

 One of the main goals of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

 The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the St Francis Xavier Hospital (SFXH) at Assin Foso (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers, and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the team and site coordinators and the management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

 The Post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •           Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study protocol and study manual at all times.
  •       Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the collection and handling of information.
  •             Motivate, supervise, train and monitor the work of field team on a daily basis to ensure that recruitment, clinical assessment, care, and follow-up of study participants and collection of data and samples are taken accurately, according to protocol and in a timely fashion.
  •       Ensure that study objectives and methods are explained in an appropriate language to potential study participants and/or guardians as applicable, and written informed consent is obtained prior to enrolment.
  •       Conduct the clinical assessment, investigation and care of study participants as may be required (conduct clinical examinations, evaluate laboratory and other medical reports and supervise administration of drugs).
  •       Ability to prescribe drugs for patients based on diagnosis.
  •       Observe, measure and record effects of drugs.
  •        Monitor treatment, progress of study participants if admitted for in-patient care.
  •      Administer research documents on study site. This may include but not limited to informed consent form, Case Report Forms, Questionnaires and any other study specific forms Examining patient.
  •       Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.
  •       Evaluate, manage and report all adverse events to site Principal Investigator.
  •     Undertake verbal autopsies if necessary, to ascertain the cause of death of study participants, if any.
  •      Monitor and review of medical activities related to conducting clinical studies/trials (Severe Adverse Events review, answer questions about the protocol, amendments, etc.).
  •       Oversee medical aspects of the risk management and risk mitigation strategies.
  •      Participate in investigators meetings and meetings with regulatory agencies for medical aspects e.g. participating in GCP training.
  •       Work with the site PI to ensure the review and completion of all Clinical study reports.
  •       As part of the safety follow-up for this trial the Post holder will need to provide on-call cover at night and at weekends to assess any study subject who becomes unwell out of hours.

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  •           BSc degree Physician Assistantship (E).
  •       At least 1 year of experience post qualification (E).
  •       Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (E).
  •       Dynamic, with demonstrated capacity for teamwork and team leadership (E).
  •       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail. (E)
  •       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion (E).
  •       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team (E).
  •      High computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc (E)
  •       Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (D).
  •       Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials (D).

 Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable).

 Expected starting date: 01 April 2022

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to rm.dorkenoo@kccr.de

Closing Date: 25 March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Data Entry Clerk

VACANCY NOTICE – IT/Data Entry Clerk

JOB LOCATION: Agogo, Asante Akim North

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for a Data Entry Clerk.  

 One of the main goals of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

 The Data Entry Clerk shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Asante Akim North (outpatient and inpatient departments) within the community.

The Post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •        Maintain, service and upgrade the house-built Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  •        Manage user, train Laboratory Personnel on the use of the LIMS.
  •      Insert study participant data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits.
  •      Collect eforms or smart forms from fieldworkers/Midwives/Study Nurse/Investigators, ensure that data has been correctly saved on the server, and ensure that the tablet is fully charged for next use.
  •        Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents.
  •       Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check the output.
  •        Comply with data security policies to keep the information confidential.
  •       Ensure proper use of office equipment and address any malfunctions to the data manager.
  •      Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform backup operations.
  •       Participate in daily review of activities by reporting on activities performed and plan next activities.
  •       Be available to perform related duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies.

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

          Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/ IT (E).

          At least 1 year of experience post qualification (E).

          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (E).

          Good vision and ability to remain focused for a long period of time (E).

          Proficient typing and numeric key entry skills (E).

          Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team (E).

          High computer literacy, including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc) (E). 

          Knowledge in data entry screen design (D).

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable). 

Expected starting date: 01 April 2022

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to rm.dorkenoo@kccr.de

Closing Date: 28 March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.