2 Clinical Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities - Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI


Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Mengo (Kampala), Uganda
Reports to: Medical Officer
Position Code: CO222

About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.

Job Summary: The Clinical Officer runs the general care clinic for female and male study participants and their children under five, Undertakes the enrolment and follow-up research visits for participants in the study.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Diagnoses, offers proper treatment and management of all general care problems in attending participants.
  • Organizes appropriate referral and follow-up for participants, if required (in consultation with a medical officer).
  • Conducts study procedures for the study and ensures proper adherence to all the protocols for the study.
  • Assists in other research related duties (Ensuring timely updates of lab results; ensuring timely updates of return visits )
  • Assists in any other duty as allocated by the medical officer/project leader.
  • To explain the aims, nature & processes of the study to study participants.
  • To obtain informed consent.
  • To assess proper adherence to all protocols of the study.
  • To detect possible health problems and appropriately refer to medical officers.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the team leader


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical medicine, Health Sciences or a related field from a recognised institution
  • Three years of proven experience in conducting general health care consultations and research among adults and children
  • Work experience in the clinical management of chronic diseases especially non communicable diseases
  • Work experience in research settings
  • Good updated knowledge of most common pathologies seen in primary health care.
  • Good interviewing and interpersonal skills and accurate in handling patient records
  • Have a good background of research ethics and procedures
  • Registration with the Allied Health Professional’s council
  • Fluent in English and Luganda

How to Apply:
The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: Clinical Officer – CO222. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here

Address to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
Uganda

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.

Deadline: 9th March 2018

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