Nurse At Wellcome Trust

Job Purpose:

To provide efficient and effective nursing care to paediatric patients and supports research study activities.

Reports To:

  • Senior Nurse

Directly Supervises:

  • Fieldworker
  • Housekeeping staff

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess patient needs in order to diagnose, plan and implement appropriate nursing care for children in accordance with established protocols.
  • Provide treatment to patients as instructed by the physician including performing procedures, tracking vital signs, administering medicines and carrying out regular checks on the patient’s well being.
  • Monitor treatment plans, evaluate and advice/ make appropriate recommendations to the Medical Officer or relevant officer as required.
  • Undertake daily reviews of patients to establish eligibility for inclusion in studies and make relevant recommendations.
  • Ensure all study patients are aware of their rights and have signed consent forms.
  • Collect and document data as defined in the study protocols
  • Support clinical care and research activities at the paediatric unit ( PCM bay)
  • Perform study related procedures including administering investigational products as per protocols.
  • Continuously advice and inform patient’s parents/ guardians on their children’s illness, participation in the studies, progress and treatment.
  • To maintain relevant medical records on patients, treatment etc. as may be required
  • To generate and draft nursing reports as may be required from time to time.
  • Support study protocols.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • A Diploma in Nursing.
  • Kenya Registered Nurse (KRCHN).
  • At least 3 years nursing experience.
  • Knowledge/ experience in patient care and in undertaking medical procedures.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft applications.


  • Excellent diagnostic skills.
  • Attentive to detail with strong follow through ability.
  • Proactive and confident with strong ethics.
  • Able and willing to take and follow instruction and to learn.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity.
  • Well groomed; neat and clean appearance.

Physical Environment/Conditions:

  • Exposure to patients and materials considered infectious and/or bio hazardous



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