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Job Title:      Nursing Officer
Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Scientist
Position Code: NO518

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 Nursing Officer will provide medical care to patients on ART who attend the GPC study clinic and to make ART drug orders in time for all patients on ART.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with medical Management of sick study participants on ART according to national clinical guidelines
  • Review and update clinic supplies and make requisitions appropriately.
  • Ensure proper clinic data collection in line with Kyamulibwa GPC clinic.
  • Prepare regular clinic reports and suggest improvement in the clinic management
  • Collect blood samples for monitoring viral loads of participants on ART in        accordance with the Uganda ART guidelines
  • Track laboratory results and take appropriate action.
  • Ensure that ARVs and drugs for TB are stored safely as per the SOPS
  • Offer relevant health education to the study communities.
  • Provide counselling to clients when needed.
  • Perform any other duty allocated to him/her by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Nursing Officer job placement must hold a Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery/comprehensive
  • Short courses on ART, research methods, GCP training, counselling and monitoring persons on ART are an added advantage
  • Two years’ experience in clinical and research setting providing ART to study participants
  • User knowledge in computer applications
  • Good Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

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: Nursing Officer - NO518. 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.

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

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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