Fresher Nurse, TB Clinic NGO Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

 

Job Title:    Nurse, TB Clinic

Organisation: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Medical officer, TB Clinic

 

About US:

Makerere 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 publc health importance in Africa. MJAP 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, TB Clinic will provide continuous
comprehensive nursing care and treatment to patients with TB and Advanced HIV
disease and document clinical outcomes in line with MoH clinical guidelines and
procedures.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
the clinical teams in the outpatient Clinic; and receive, screen, triage,
resuscitate and treat TB and HIV patients

·       
Support
the clinical teams in the outpatient TB Clinic to monitor TB and HIV patients
through measuring vital signs and regular clinical assessment in line with MoH
guidelines and Standard operating procedures.

·       
Organise
and support TB and HIV patients who need investigations and forward them to
clinicians and laboratory according to urgency and patient need.

·       
Review
patients’ prescriptions, explain the treatment and possible side effects and
administer the medicine in line with MoH guidelines and Standard operating
procedures.

·       
Document
patient information for TB and HIV in the relevant data collection tools and
generate reports.

·       
Collect,
document and keep nursing records in line with program guidelines and
procedures

·       
Conduct
initial and on-going counseling to patients and families in accordance with
National counseling guidelines on HIV.

·       
Guide TB
and HIV patients and families on navigating the hospital departments to effect
patient flow from entry to discharge.

·       
Keep
phone contacts of patients and care takers on discharge to make follow up,
referrals, etc

·       
Work
with Supervisor to prepare transfer letters for patients transferred to other
health facilities

·       
Keep an
updated log of TB and HIV patients who are admitted at the Clinic.

·       
Collaborate
with the HIV clinic and Advanced HIV Disease team to optimize care for TB and
HIV at Kiruddu National Referral hospital

·       
Participate
in continuous quality improvement for TB and HIV care

·       
To
ensure that the TB clinic adheres to the COVID-19 infection prevention and
control procedures at all times

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Degree in Nursing or related discipline

·       
Must be
registered with the Nurses council

·       
Proof of
a valid practicing license with the regulatory body responsible

·       
At least
two years’ experience in comprehensive HIV and TB management and implementation

·       
Special
knowledge in the management of TB and HIV/AIDS and other opportunistic infections;
as well as emergency care.

·       
High
level of Integrity, confidentiality, and emotional control

·       
A Team
player, ability to empathize and be patient,

·       
Excellent
nursing and counseling skills.

·       
Time
management and ability to work under pressure; with minimum supervision

·       
Ability
to engage with patients, partners and all Health care providers professionally
and respectively

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply via the email below and submit
their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic
documents to: hr@mjap.or.ug addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP). Please ensure that your attachments do
not exceed 5 MB.

 

Deadline: 2nd December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

NB: We
do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission
deadline.

 

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