Nursing Officer Job Opportunities – MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:          Nursing Officer
Organization:  MRC/UVRI
and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station:  Kawempe, Uganda
Position Code: NO1119
Reports to: Clinical Officer
About us:
The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and
immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary
approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research,
social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation
studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the
evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the
development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. 
Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer will be responsible for
informed consent and recruitment of neonates recruited into the Baby BRAiN
study according to the study standard operating procedures. The Nursing Officer
will also contribute to data collection and entry and provide care for study
participants and, when possible, other patients within the neonatal unit as a member
of the neonatal team.

Qualifications, Skills and
To provide study information and health
education to patients / study participants
To screen infants for study eligibility
To obtain informed written consent from study
To administer and record research related
interviews, questionnaires and/or checklists
To ensure optimal recruitment and retention of
study participants
To provide nursing care and support for neonates
following study guidelines
To support physiological monitoring of infants
To support study procedures including EEG
monitoring, cranial ultrasounds and transfer to MRI
To draw blood samples from patients /study
participants as appropriate
To participate in training and organising site
To track and order supplies/consumables
To ensure accurate record of data
To work as part of the study site hospital
neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates
Qualifications, Skills and
Diploma in nursing & midwifery.
Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
At least 1-year experience in clinical practice.
At least 1-year experience in a research setting
working on clinical trials.
Experience in newborn care and particularly care
and research involving newborns with neonatal encephalopathy is an added
Experience in another related research study in
newborn care or early child neurodevelopmental outcomes is an added advantage.
Previous experience of implementing research
study protocols.
Training and, or certification in neonatal
clinical assessment investigations and monitoring such as pulse oximetry,
neurological assessment & neonatal EEG is an added advantage.
Certification in ICH/GCP for human research.
Registered Nursing Officer or Midwife, current
licensure of The Uganda Nurses and
Midwives Council.
Fluency in Luganda & English.
How to Apply
All interested and qualified
candidates fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and
there after submit your application documents to the e-mail below:
Filling the form more than once
will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling
the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Please email your application to Applications should include academic documents, a
cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional
references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted for interview. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents
attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of
the email:
 Nursing Officer: NO1119
Strictly follow the application
procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification of your
The applications should be
addressed to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit
P.O.Box, 49
Entebbe, Uganda
 Consider your application unsuccessful if not
contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date of the advert and any
form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse
work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
Deadline:   15th November 2019

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