Study Medical Officer (LINKS Project) Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title:      Study
Medical Officer (LINKS Project)

Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) 

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Care
and Treatment Advisor

About US:

Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere
University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to
optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases
of public health importance in Africa. MJAP is implementing a sub-award grant
from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Control in Kampala region; with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) IDI Project).

Job Summary:  The Study Medical Officer (LINKS Project) will
coordinate research and clinical activities for implementation of a
multi-component intervention for screening and treatment of hypertension among
clients in the HIV clinics. He/she will offer specialized HIV and hypertension
care and treatment to HIV infected patients according to Uganda MoH guidelines
and MJAP policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assess HIV positive patients for hypertension and provide timely treatment
    for both HIV and hypertension for clients who are diagnosed with
  • Record detailed medical history and perform physical examination of
    all patients and carry out initial evaluation of HIV positive patients.
  • Interpret the necessary laboratory tests and radiological
    investigations for patients’ care as well as for monitoring and follow-up
    of patients on anti-hypertensives and ART.
  • Work with the PI and investigators to develop and or revise and
    update standard operating procedures and evidence based protocols for
    screening and treatment of hypertension and HIV in the clinic.
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of patient data in prescribed
    data capture tools for both hypertension and HIV care.
  • Follow up patients who are receiving treatment for both HIV and
    hypertension to ensure retention, adherence to treatment and dual control
    of HIV and hypertension.
  • Select, recommend and initiate most appropriate antiretroviral
    therapy (ART) and anti-hypertensive medicines to all eligible patients
    according to MOH guidelines and MJAP patient care protocols.
  • Monitor toxicities; follow up on adherence and treatment response
    for HIV and hypertension.
  • Coordinate project activities including organizing monthly review
    meetings, training of health care providers and data collection.
  • Prepare study updates and reports and share them with study
  • Provide continuous on job mentorship to nurses, counselors and
    nursing assistants at the clinic for hypertension and HIV services.
  • Prepare and present challenging cases at the CME sessions as well as
    reviewing of different medical journals at the journal club according to
    the scheduled timetable.
  • Coordinate monthly study meetings, document and disseminate minutes
    in a timely fashion to relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the
  • Ensure that the study is up-to-date with ethical and other
    regulatory requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

applicant should have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery from a
recognized institution and be registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental
Practitioners Council.

Two years
of experience in clinic or hospital-based services.

have experience in hypertension care, HIV/AIDS and ART services in a busy

GCP certification is an added advantage

demonstrate good computer skills and competence in the use of MS package

Team and
communication skills (both oral and written) and with strong management and analytical

Must be
dynamic, persuasive and convincing, self- motivated and able to demonstrate
high initiative.

excellent Report writing skills to suit each stakeholder’s desirable reporting

Research and Networking skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters,
a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), Kampala. Uganda

NB: Please ensure
that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your interest to
work with MJAP. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline. 

Deadline: 7th May 2019 by 5:00pm

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