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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