13 Entry Level Enrolled Midwives – Health Service Commission

Organisation: Health Service
Commission
Funding Source: United States
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Reports to: Nursing
Officer (Midwifery)
Reference: PER./147/231/01
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The United
States Government under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 
(PEPFAR) is a
key partner in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda that plans to complement
the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) effort in addressing the Human Resources for
Health (HRH) shortage. The support aims to scale up HIV/AIDS prevention, care
and treatment interventions in light of the rising HIV/AIDS prevalence in the
country. Health workers recruited under this support will be contracted by the
implementing Partners and they will be  seconded
to identified hospitals and Health Centres.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Takes part in a continuous nursing coverage on
Wards/Units by receiving reports and effectively handing over to in-coming
shift.
·        
The incumbent will provide comprehensive care to
mothers during pregnancy with emphasis on identifying high risk cases and
refers them to Doctors.
·        
Ensures that aseptic techniques re adhered to in
carrying out deliveries.
·        
Provides comprehensive care to mothers during labour
with emphasis on keeping proper records, use of drugs and prevention of
complication to mothers and babies.
·        
Ensures that the babies’ air passages are clear,
assess and keep baby warm constantly watch the umbilical cord and carry out
immunization.
·        
Ensure that the babies are properly labeled a with
an identification tag.
·        
Provides comprehensive care to mothers during pregnancy
with emphasis on prevention of infection and successful breast-feeding and
infant nutrition.
·        
Adheres to the relevant Codes of Conduct and Ethics.
·        
Provides Obstetrical emergency care and refer
complicated cases to the Doctor.
·        
The incumbent registers births of the newborns.
·        
Maintains close contact with patients.
·        
Ensures confidentiality.
·        
Receives patients, registers admissions and
discharges.
·        
Participates in Primary Health Care activities
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Nursing
Officer
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should preferably hold a Certificate
of Enrolment in Midwifery from a recognized Institution.
·        
The Enrolled midwives must be registered and
licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested should send their applications in triplicate on Public
Service Form No. 3 (Revised 2008) to the Secretary of the respective District
Service Commission. The application forms are obtainable from the Health Service
Commission and District Service Commission Offices or download here, download here.  Handwritten applications in triplicate are
also acceptable. The applications should bear the title, number of the post
applied for, name of the District and name of the site where the job is
tenable. (Check at the top of the bottom). Please include telephone contacts on
the application. The applicants should apply for only one post in one Local
Government. Health Professionals who are already in government or PNFP
employment are not encouraged to apply. The applicants should attach to each of
the three application forms or hand written application letters three (3) sets
of certified photocopies of their academic certificates, testimonials,
professional registration certificates, valid practicing licenses and three (3)
of their recent passport-size photographs.
Send your
applications or deliver them to your preferred district addresses as indicated
below;

Isingiro P.O. Box 1, Isingiro 


Namayingo P.O. Box Box 64, Bugiri


Ntungamo P.O. Box Box 1, Ntungamo


Nwoya P.O. Box 1033 Nwoya


Sheema P.O. Box 160, Kabwohe


Sironko P.O. Box 34, Sironko



NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Health
workers who are already in government service or private not for profit (PNFP)
employment should not apply and will not be considered.        

Deadline: 19th August, 2016
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