7 Entry Level Nursing Officer NGO Job Placements – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:   Nursing
Officer (7 Job Placements) 
 

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

Duty Station: Uganda

Position Code: NO
-720

Reports to: Survey
Coordinator

 

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 study participants,
give health education talks, conduct interviews, collect data and to obtain study
specimens from participants recruited into the study. To refer participants
found sick during the study to appropriate health facilities for care.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Administer
the information sheet and obtain informed consent from study participants.

·       
Collect
data through conducting interviews with study participants.

·       
Conduct
measurements as indicated in the study protocol.

·       
Collect
nasal and throat swabs from study participants.

·       
Perform
phlebotomy and obtain venous blood as per study protocol.

·       
Perform
rapid HIV tests, rapid malaria tests and haemoglobin in the field.

·       
Referral
of study participants found ill during the field work.

·       
Document
and label study samples collected from study participants in the field.

·       
Ensure
that samples collected in the field are transported in time to the Kyamulibwa
field laboratory.

·       
Provide
health education and awareness to study participants and communities.

·       
Provide
basic medical care to study participants.

·       
Make
regular requisitions for supplies and PPE from the store.

·       
Transfer
data collected from the field and synchronise the data on the server.

·       
Attend
and give presentations in CMEs.

·       
Ensure
proper documentation and adherence to the study protocol.

·       
Perform
any other duty assigned by the PI or the study coordinator.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in Nursing/comprehensive.

·       
Degree
qualifications in Nursing is desired.

·       
Short
courses on research methods, GCP training, counselling is an added advantage.

·       
Two
years of experience in clinical and research setting.

·       
Possession
of counselling skills is an added advantage.

·       
Communication
skills with good of English and Luganda.

·       
User
knowledge in computer applications.

 

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: 13th 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 disqualification.

 

For more of the
latest jobs, please visit 
http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *