4 Fresher Research Nurse Job Opportunities – Uganda Heart Institute

Organisation: Uganda
Heart Institute
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Clinical
Research Coordinator
About Us:
Uganda Heart Institute was
legally established in 2001 as a Company limited by guarantee of its founding
Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and
Uganda Heart Foundation. In UHI therefore commenced operating as a semi-autonomous
Unit under Mulago Hospital. The purpose of the registering UHI as a limited
Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute, by enabling
it to solicit for funds and manage its resources at source.
About Project:
Uganda Heart Institute Jobs:
The Uganda Heart Institute with its development partner: The Children’s
National Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America plans to
conduct a clinical trial ‘Determining the Impact of Penicillin on Latent
Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Randomized Control Trial.’ The study site will be
based in Gulu and four (4) surrounding districts
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To study protocol and procedures including
    gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
  • Participates in gaining informed consent.
  • With support from CRC distributes study
    medications and maintains drug accountability logs.
  • With support from CRC, organizes study files, regulatory binders, and all
    other study-specific source documentation.
  • With support from CRC serves as a liaison
    officer between the study and community, including community engagement,
    engagement with local health/educational
    authorities, and VHT’s.
  • Maintains effective and ongoing communication
    with CRC, including weekly project update and coordination meetings.
  • Ensures adequate supply and proper storage of
    study medication including tracking of expiration dates.
  • Attends Saturday support groups (1/2 day) two
    out of every 3 Saturdays to administer IM penicillin to study participants
    and to oversee community nurses assisting with drug administration.
  • Ensures best practices for penicillin
  • Leads initial and ongoing training of community nurse volunteers in
    best-practices for IM penicillin delivery
  • Obtains and maintains basic and advanced life
    support training in the case of an allergy or other emergency.
  • Completes interval health assessments at scheduled support group visits
    through tablet-based data entry.
  • Travels with caseworker to the homes of
    children who miss support group and PCN injection for home delivery.
  • Performs any other duty as may be assigned from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates should preferably hold University Degrees in Nursing from
    recognized institutions
  • One
    year of clinical care, prior research experience is an asset.
  • High
    level of personal motivation and excellent skills in team management, team
    building, community outreach, and communication.
  • Excellent
    computer skills
  • Applicants
    must be fluent in English and Luo
How to Apply:
Applications are invited from
suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The
applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and
curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart
Institute using the postal address below and can be delivered at the Institute
during working hours.
First Floor, Block C, Mulago
Hospital Complex,
P.O. Box 7051, Kampala Yusufu
Lule Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th January, 2018

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