2 Fresher Nursing Officer NGO Job Placements – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:   Nursing
Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC UK)
/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station: Kawempe and Masaka, Uganda

Position Code: NO-820

Reports to: Medical Officer


About US:

The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) 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. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements
between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and
the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st
February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into
current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit
is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu,
Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.


Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer will be responsible for
the active screening, recruitment randomization and follow-up care of neonates
recruited into the OMWANA study according to the study standard operating
procedures. The nursing officer will also contribute to data collection and
entry. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants and when
possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the neonatal team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

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
participating mothers and neonates following study guidelines

To support physiological monitoring of infants
including heat rate, oxygen saturations, temperature and blood sugars

To write referrals for patients’/ study
participants as and when required

To draw blood samples from patients’/study
participants as appropriate

To provide technical guidance to site health
workers and non-clinical co-interviewers during study visits

To participate in training and organising site

To facilitate health worker trainings

To track and order supplies/consumables

To ensure accurate record of data before leaving
the site

To work as part of the study site hospital
neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates

To communicate any adverse events to the study
investigators in a timely manner


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit Nursing Officer job placement
should preferably hold a Diploma in nursing & midwifery

Bachelor’s degree in nursing & midwifery
from a recognised institution is an added advantage.

One year of experience in clinical practice.

One year of experience in a research setting
working on clinical trials.

Experience in new-born care and particularly
care of the sick and small new-born is desired.

Previous experience of implementing research
study protocols.

Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.

Certification in ICH/GCP for human research is
an added advantage.

Fluency in English and Luganda.


How to Apply:

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your
application documentation:


Click Here


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.


The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Deadline: 28th August 2020 by 5:00pm.


Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted
within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of
lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting
your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy
and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with
the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic


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