05 Nursing Officers jobs at Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council

05 Nursing Officers job Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 05

Deadline: 26 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Medical Research Council

Job Details:

The Unit 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. The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

Nursing Officer (05 Positions)
Position Code: NO - 1021
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Station: Kyamulibwa/Lukaya

Job Purpose:
The position will be responsible mobilising the DOP study participants, administer study questionnaires, conduct physical measurements and performance tests and collect blood samples appropriately from study participants. Will also provide care to participants with simple illnesses and refer those who may need referral.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Provide education and awareness to study participants and communities;
• Administer the study information sheet and consent forms to study participants;
• Administer study questionnaire to study participants;
• Administer Investigational agent (Oral glucose) to study participants and collect blood samples in a timely manner while adhering to SOPs;
• Provide basic medical care to study participants;
• Perform Anthropometric measurements;
• Obtain samples from participants as per study protocol;
• Track laboratory results and take appropriate action;
• Offer relevant health education to the study participants;
• Provide counselling to clients when needed;
• Ensure appropriate sample handling and timely processing and transportation to the laboratory as per study protocol;
• Ensure proper documentation and adherence to the study protocol; and,
• Perform any other duty assigned by the PI or Project Leader.

Person Specification
• Diploma in Nursing/comprehensive, any other degree qualifications in Nursing;
• Degree in Nursing is an added advantage;
• Short courses on research methods, GCP training, counselling and Diabetes training;
• At least 3 years’ experience in clinical and research setting;
• Should possess previous experience of interviewing research participants;
• User knowledge in computer applications;
• Counselling skills;
• Computer skills; and,
• Communication skills;

Application procedure

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation: https://redcap.link/Nursing_Officer_DOP_Study 
Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. Deadline for application is 26th November 2021, 5:00pm. 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 through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and documentation have been successfully received. In the event you are selected as the best candidate for the job, it will be a requirement to present certified copies of academic documents prior to contracting.
The applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda.
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.
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

Date Posted: 2021-11-24