26 May 2017

6 Entry Level Nurse – Clinician Job Postings - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Technical Supervisory Team Lead

About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

About CDC / PEPFAR Project:
IDI received funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Kampala region of Uganda under the project: “Accelerating epidemic control in Kampala region of Uganda through scale up of evidence based and high impact interventions towards achievement of UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets.”

Job Summary: The Nurse – Clinician will mainly ensure the delivery of quality TB and HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to clients through participating in assessment, diagnosis & management of patients, and through provision of technical support to health facility teams.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality TB and HIV/AIDS care services.
  • Provide clinical care to TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.
  • Lead client education and facility sensitization efforts to continuously build knowledge among patients attending IDI-supported health facilities.
  • Support appropriate referral and management of complex patients through liaison with immediate team members, senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Support performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along client care and treatment cascades.
  • Participate in facility follow up efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.
  • Actively participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Nurse – Clinician  job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in Nursing
  • Full and active registration with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ council.
  • Additional training in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections
  • Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS clinical management protocols
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of academic credentials with at least two referees to:

The Manager Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  31st May 2017

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