NGO Health Jobs – Study Nurse at Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda

Job Title: Study Nurse
Reports to: Project Leader.
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
The Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on IDS is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified Ugandans to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on a trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with Cryptococcal Meningitis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Carry out medical procedures related to the clinical trial.
·         Provide in-patient and out-patients medical care to study patients.
·         Provide detailed study information to patients or their acceptable representatives and obtain informed consent from them.
·         Completion and maintenance of screening and enrollment logs.
·         Participate in data collection through administration of study questionnaires.
·         Perform phlebotomy, collection and handling of laboratory samples in the hospital wards and ensure their safe and timely transportation to MRC Laboratories.
·         Perform simple rapid screening tests in the wards and track laboratory results to ensure timely feedback to clinicians and patients.
·         Dispense prescribed study drugs and other treatment according to study protocol guidelines.
·         Report adverse events to study clinicians/Coordinator, store patient folders and resolution of data queries.
·         Review and update clinic supplies and make requisitions appropriately.
·         Track participants by phone or through field workers to ensure attendance of study visits.
·         Offer appropriate health education and counselling to patients and their attendants.
·         Prepare regular clinic/ward reports and suggest improvement in clinic management. 
Qualifications Skills and Experience:
·         Diploma in Nursing or comprehensive Nursing.
·         Registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council.
·         A minimum of 4 years working hospital experience including care for in-patients and the critically ill.
·         Certificate in HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and ICP/ GCP training is added advantage.
·         Fluency in English and Luganda.
How to Apply:
Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, cover letter clearly indicating position applied for and names plus telephone and email contact of three relevant referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
P.O. Box 49 Entebbe
OR send by email to:
Deadline:  8th March 2013 at 05:00pm
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
NB: This position will be remunerated according to the Ugandan MRC/UVRI Unit systems. The initial appointments will be for a period of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
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