Fresher Nurse Job Opportunities – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Reports to: ISS Clinic Manager
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under
Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health
systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.
About PEPFAR Grant:
is implementing a sub-award grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for
accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region; with funding from the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Job Summary: The Nurse  will provide continuous comprehensive nursing
care and treatment to HIV/AIDS patients in line with MJAP clinical guidelines
and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Receive patients and
their files, assess, take patients vital signs (blood pressure, weight, respiratory
rate, heart rate and temperature) and organise them for investigations, forward
them to clinicians and counselors according to urgency and need of the patient
in line with the program guidelines and procedures.
·       Review patients’
prescriptions, explain the procedure and possible side effects and administer
the drug(s) in line with program guidelines and procedures.
·       Conduct both initial and
on-going counseling; attend to clinical nurse’s only visits (clerking,
examination and prescription of drugs) to stable patients in line with program
guidelines and procedures.
·       Assess, prepare and
conduct health education talks to patients and implement infection control
practices in the clinic in line with program guidelines and procedures.
·       Give reproductive health
services including family planning and cervical cancer screening services to
clients in line with program guidelines and procedures.
·       Collect, document and
keep nursing records in line with program guide lines and procedures.
·       Assess, maintain and
organize the clinic stock (drugs, equipment and sundries) in line with program
guidelines and procedures.
·       Provide continuous on
job guidance to Nursing Assistants and expert clients in controlling clinic
flow and  performing general health
education talks in line with program guidelines and procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold
a Diploma in Nursing or related discipline
·       Must be registered with
the Nurses council
·       At least two years’
experience in in comprehensive HIV management; in a busy clinic setting
·       Special knowledge in the
management of HIV/AIDS and related complications,
·       Integrity,
confidentiality, and emotional control
·       Team player, ability to
empathize and be patient, with nursing and counseling skills.
·       Time management and
ability to work under pressure; with minimum supervision
·       Ability to engage with
partners and all Health care providers from MoH and other Institutions
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit
their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic
documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Deadline: 16th January,
2020 by 5:00pm.
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