Fresher Research Nurse Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Research Nurse
Organization:  Makerere University Walter
Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:    Uganda
About US:
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a
non-profit biomedical research Organization, whose mission is to mitigate
disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance.
MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M.
Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and
Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines.
Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine
research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and
influenza- like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals;
also epidemiological, basic and implementation research in HIV treatment, care
and prevention programs in the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary:   The Research Nurse will work with the rest of
the team to identify and recruit study participants according to the approved
protocol and GCP. This position will be based in Fort Portal but with expected
travels to other location as may be required. The incumbent will work under
MUWRP guidelines and policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Recruitment of study volunteers
Taking Medical History and vitals of study participants
Administering HIV testing and counseling
Administering Informed Consent
Compliance with study procedures and GCP
Ensure participant safety and confidentiality.
Following Standard Operating Procedures.
Facilitate timely enrollment to MUWRP ongoing
and planned studies
Participate in actively following up study
participants to minimize loss to follow up and missed visits
Conduct Heath Education sessions
Knowledgeable of applicable Standard Operating
Complete, timely and accurate documentation of
all activities as per SOPs, MOPs and study protocols
Expected to be part of the clinical teams that
will be taking part in the active clinical management or care for patients and
or study participants at host health facilities including taking part in the
active treatment of severe sepsis, EVD, and similar patients in the research
unit or ETU during an active EVD outbreak.
Keeping of the occupational health records for
daily temperature measurements for staff and flag all febrile healthcare
workers for follow up.
Participate in patient/healthcare worker safety
activities including environmental hygiene
Updates patients’ charts/symptom logs, white
board and discharge lists.
Teaching and mentorship of all supporting all
staff, ensuring good clinical practice is maintained.
Understand IPC principles
Joining external calls where required to help
support the clinical team
Willingness to participate in on-call, out of
hours, and weekend work as required.
Participate in VHF patient triage/screening and
admission of suspect cases to the designated isolation area.
Any other duties as directed by the immediate

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing or Diploma in Nursing/ Midwifery
Experience or knowledgeable in the IPC
principles and or willingness to participate in regular IPC training drills
Two years of clinical research experience
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
Ability to work on own initiative.
Ability to multi task
Be Flexible
Strict observance of agreed upon
Good interpersonal/communication skills
Fluency in verbal and written English.
Respects authority and commands respect
Registration with nursing and midwifery council
Recent clinical experience working as a clinical
care essential
Recent experience in pediatrics and O&G
would be desirable.
Able to carry out clinical care, assessing
patients clinically and carrying out usual clinical procedures to the level of
a high dependency unit
To be able to carry out usual inpatient care
while wearing full PPE.
The ability to live in Fort Portal and travel
unexpectedly to research sites.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP
Application  Form, Download
Fill and submit it together with their Application letter,
Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees, as
one word/pdf document. The location should be clearly stated in the application
and sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Officer
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Or via email to: –
Deadline: 14th February 2020
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