2 CAMTech Jobs – Study Research Nurse

Organisation: CAMTech
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), through its Center for Global
Health (CGH), and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) are
parties to a Memorandum of Understanding which led to the establishment of the
Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies in Uganda (CAMTech Uganda).
Based at MUST, CAMTech is a global consortium of academic, clinical, corporate
and implementation partners working to build entrepreneurial capacity and to
accelerate medical technology innovation to improve health outcomes in low- and
middle-income countries (LMICs).
Job Summary:  The Study
Research Nurse will support an epidemiological research in the area of indoor
air pollution and lung disease. This study aims to determine how indoor air
pollution affects lung health. Specifically, the study evaluates microbial
components of indoor air pollution that women are exposed to during cooking and
work with chickens. The study will involve women > 18 years living in
Nyakabare. Each participant will be followed for at least one year, although
applicants will only be expected to work full-time for a 3 month period – from
mid-July 2015 to mid-September 2015 with the opportunity for renewal in
2016.The overall goal for the Research Nurse position is the successful implementation
of study protocols in collaboration with the US and Ugandan Principal
Investigators, Mbarara-based research team, and other collaborators as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist with protocol development and
    community awareness prior to study initiation
  • Recruit, enroll, and consent participants
    for the study
  • Complete questionnaires with participants
  • Obtaining height and weight from
    participants
  • Perform phlebotomy and obtain nasal, oral,
    and stool samples from participants
  • Performance of pulmonary function testing,
    exhaled nitric oxide testing, and electrocardiograms
  • Enter and manage quantitative data in an
    electronic database (REDCap or similar)
  • Actively participate in regular meetings
    with study team members based in Uganda and the United States
  • Conduct all work in compliance with
    internationally recognized ethical standards
  • Showing up to work on time, honesty in
    reporting results, and any other duties allocated
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in nursing or medicine required.
  • Past experience in conducting clinical
    research is required
  • Working knowledge of research ethics is
    essential with documentation of training in the responsible conduct of
    research
  • Prior work experience with at least two
    years of direct patient contact in a health-related setting is required
  • Prior training in interview techniques and
    familiarity with performing informed consent and completing standardized
    forms.
  • Proven ability to perform phlebotomy is required
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new medical
    procedures including pulmonary function testing and performance of
    electrocardiograms
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a
    fast-paced environment is required
  • Knowledge of Mbarara District surrounding
    area is required
  • Excellent oral communication skills, good
    interpersonal skills, with fluency and good command of written and spoken
    English and Runyankole with demonstrated ability to translate English to
    Runyankole and vice versa.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of
    responsibility is required
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should send their
applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, copy of transcripts,
certificates, and contact information of at least two professional references
who are very familiar with your work and send to: The Human Resource Manager,
MUST Grants Office, P.O. Box 1410 Mbarara, Uganda or directly to MUST Grants
Office Room 5 Anatomy Building as hard copy applications.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted for an interview.
Deadline: 21st April 2015

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