7 Clinical Officer Jobs at Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)



Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Reports to: Study or Services Supervisor
Duty Station: Uganda

About RHSP:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Job Summary: The Clinical Officer will provide support to the study or services supervisor in medical assessment of participants, collecting important clinical details, performing clinical examinations and relevant tests and performing follow up data collection in the clinic/field.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Officer will do the collection of qualitative and quantitative data by administering study or service a questionnaire or using electronic methods.
  • The Officer will also provide health education to potential participants (as guided by standard operating procedures (SOP)).
  • Seeking informed consent from potential participants (as per informed consent SOP).
  • Collection of data and biological specimens as well as proper labelling and handling of data forms and specimens as per pertinent SOPs.
  • Clinical evaluation and care of participants in consultation with study physicians and offer pre-test counselling to the respondents in the study communities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Possess a Diploma in clinical medicine and public health from a reputable institution.
  • Possess a valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Working experience of at least 1 year in a reputable healthy organization is an added advantage
  • Certificates in good clinical practice and Human subjects Protection, experience conducting research and HIV care work is added advantage but not a requirement.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle within the study or service areas of Rakai district is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to reside in Rakai district.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Fluent in Luganda the local language
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
How to apply:
All those willing to work with Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) should submit their applications including an application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees  to:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Uganda
E-mail: info@rhsp.org

Deadline: 14th June, 2013

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