Job Title: Enrolled Nurse – (327 Posts)
Salary Scale: U7 (plus good duty facilitation allowance)
Reports to: Senior Enrolled Nurse
Responsible for: Nursing Assistant
Job Purpose: To Provide nursing services and public health intervention to patients.
Using the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Health Systems Strengthening grant number UGD-011-G10-S entitled ‘Towards virtual elimination of MTCT transmission of HIV and Universal access to HIV care and treatment in Uganda’, the Ministry of Health in partnership with The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) plans to recruit 600 health professionals for a two year period.
The 22 districts include; Adjumani, Apac, Arua, Bugiri, Kamuli, Koboko, Koti do, Kabarole, Kaboong, Kalangala, Kibale, Maracha, Mbarara, Moyo, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Nakaseke, Nebbi, Pader, Rakai. Wakiso and Yumbe. Recruited candidates will stand a chance of being absorbed in the mainstream public service upon expiry of the two year contract.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Receiving, registering, admitting and discharging patients.
· Providing Nursing care to patients
· Carrying out observations, keeping proper records and ensuring their safe custody.
· Participating in Doctor/Clinical Officers ward rounds.
· Participating in bedside nursing procedures as a member of the caring team
· Preparing patients for meals and participating in serving them
· Keeping patients comfortable and ensuring a health environment
· Managing and accounting for allocated resources
· Carrying out health education to patients and their attendants
· Participating in research activities
· Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics
· Compiling and submitting daily ward
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
· Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Council
· Must have enrolled Nursing Certificate or equivalent from a recognized institution.
How to Apply:
Applications should be filled in triplicate on PS Form 3 (Revised 200and submitted to the Project Coordinator, TASO Grants Management Unit, P. O. Box 10443, Kampala or hand-delivered to the Project offices on First Floor, House of Hope at Plot 10, Windsor loop, Kololo, Kampala.
Applications to be received not later than Friday, 8th February 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Forms can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices, Ministry of Health Headquarters, Wandegeya, Mulago and Butabika National Referral Hospitals, Regional Referral Hospitals and offices of Chief Administrative Officers.
The form can also be downloaded from the Commission website; www.hsc.go.ug. Hand written applications are also acceptable.
It is important to note that all services of the Health Service Commission and the application forms are free of charge. In regard to choices, an applicant may indicate their district of preference and languages fluently spoken, by labelling on the application letter.
All applications should bear the title of the post as well as its reference number. Applicants who are Serving Officers must route their applications through their Heads of Department, who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.
Head of Department refers to the Head of the respective Institution of the Applicant. Applications found to be in contravention of this requirement will not be accepted.
Note that short listed candidates will be required to bring their original certificates. Candidates who will present forged certificates shall be handed to the Police for appropriate action.
Applicants must also fulfill the following conditions:
(i) Attach three (of their recent passport-size photographs and copies of their academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
(ii) Attach copies of the letter(s) of appointment, confirmation and promotion in case of serving officers. This includes applicants from non Public Health Service facilities.
(iii) In case of Health Workers who are required by law to register with the relevant Councils, such applicants must be so registered; and therefore have to attach copies of certificates of registration. Similarly, all candidates who are required by law to possess practicing licenses must attach copies of valid practicing licenses.
(iv) State clearly, on the application forms, their contact physical addresses and telephone number(s) or the nearest contactable person.