Syphilis Prevention Nurse Career Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:  Syphilis Prevention Nurse

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  KCCA Clinics -Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Code: SPN-X002

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.


Job Summary:  The project nurse will be responsible for recruitment of clients and administering of all project related procedures to these participants. She/he will be working together with the staff at the Health facility, will perform high level confidentiality counseling to patients without discrimination and refer patients for further management, care or for social support services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in screening and enrolment of clients with positive syphilis tests, focusing on pregnant mothers and newborn babies
  • Administer treatment to and follow-up on the clients diagnosed with syphilis
  • Will take the lead role in ensuring clients are taken through assisted partner notification for those diagnosed with syphilis as per guidelines.
  • Participate in completing registries and other documentation related to project
  • Participate in routine QC/QA procedures for project documents
  • Attend project staff meetings on a regular basis
  • Participate as a full member of the facility health care team
  • Provide a full range of counseling services to patients and aid in assisted partner notification
  • Identify patient problems and document pertinent information regarding partner notification
  • Assist patients in formulating plans for addressing problem areas
  • Refer patients for further counseling to other social support institutions
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Perform any other duties assigned, as deemed necessary for project activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Currently registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
  • At least two years of experience in clinical or medical research setting
  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience with working on pregnant mothers and new born infants will be an added advantage
  • Ability to speak the indigenous languages spoken in the central region will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of good counselling and nursing procedures & practices
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and current STI treatment guidelines
  • Good team player and flexible


How to Apply:

All Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address  at the link below


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Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document.
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.
  • Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 18th July 2021


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