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

 

Job Title:    Nursing Officer

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

Duty Station:  Masaka,
Uganda

Reports to: Study
Coordinator

Position Code: NO
– 321

 

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 undertake the
consenting, active screening, recruitment, vaccination and follow-up care of
adult men and women recruited into the PrEPVacc trial according to the study
standard operating procedures and protocol. The nursing officer will also
contribute to data collection, quality control and assurance, entry and
responding to queries raised by the data team. In addition, he/she will provide
care for study participants in case they come in for sick visits. He/she will
provide additional study visits and vaccine schedules adherence counseling,
contraception counselling, phlebotomy and dispensing of investigational product
during the study.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
To
provide study information, health education and obtain informed written consent
from study participants;

·       
To
screen participants for study eligibility;

·       
To
administer and record research related interviews, questionnaires and/or
checklists;

·       
To
ensure optimal recruitment and retention of study participants;

·       
To
support clinicians in the measuring of vitals;

·       
To
provide nursing care to participants following study guidelines;

·       
To
administer vaccines to the study participants as per protocol;

·       
To
collect samples from patients/study participants as appropriate;

·       
To
provide technical guidance and health education during study visits;

·       
To
participate in training and organising site meetings;

·       
To track
and order supplies/consumables;

·       
To
ensure accurate record of data;

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

·       
Perform
any other duty assigned by the PI or the Study Coordinator; and,

·       
Ensure
participant transport refunds and allowances are disbursed appropriately.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in nursing and midwifery field from a
recognised institution;

·       
Bachelor’s
degree in Nursing & Midwifery is an added advantage;

·       
At least
one year of experience in clinical research setting;

·       
Possession
of formal training in ICH-GCP is desired;

·       
Experience
in immunisation;

·       
Experience
in paediatric care;

·       
Experience
of paper or electronic data collection and entry;

·       
Knowledge
of research study protocols and practices;

·       
Registered
Nursing Officer with active current license of The Uganda Nurses and Midwives
Council; and,

·       
Good
computer skills.

 

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.
Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic
documents into one PDF document. 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. Only online applications will be accepted.

 

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: 26th March 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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