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Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station:  Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Project leader and Site Pediatrician
Position Code: NO719

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.

About the Study:
The OMWaNA study is a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University. It is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo mother care (KMC) initiated before stabilisation on mortality within 7 days relative to standard care amongst neonates <2000g. The study will be conducted in four sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga District Hospital.

Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer will be responsible for the active screening, recruitment randomization and follow-up care of neonates recruited into the OMWANA study according to the study standard operating procedures. The nursing officer will also contribute to data collection and entry. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants and when possible other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the neonatal team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To provide study information and health education to patients/ study participants
  • To screen infants for study eligibility
  • To obtain informed written consent from study participants
  • To administer and record research related interviews, questionnaires and/or checklists
  • To ensure optimal recruitment and retention of study participants
  • To provide nursing care and support for participating mothers and neonates following study guidelines
  • To support physiological monitoring of infants including heat rate, oxygen saturations, temperature and blood sugars
  • To write referrals for patients/ study participants as and when required
  • To draw blood samples from patients/study participants as appropriate
  • To provide technical guidance to site health workers and non-clinical co-interviewers during study visits
  • To participate in training and organizing site meetings
  • To facilitate health worker trainings
  • To track and order supplies/consumables
  • To ensure accurate record of data before leaving the site
  • To work as part of the study site hospital neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates
  • To communicate any adverse events to the study investigators in a timely manner


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI) Nursing Officer job must hold a Diploma in nursing & midwifery.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing & midwifery from a recognised institution is an added advantage.
  • One year of experience in clinical practice.
  • One year of experience in a research setting working on clinical trials.
  • Experience in newborn care and particularly care of the sick and small newborn is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Certification in ICH/GCP for human research is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda or Lusoga.


Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

How to Apply:
Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application documents to the e-mail below:
Click Here. Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Please email your application to recruitment@mrcuganda.org. Applications should include academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

Your cover letter should demonstrate the following;
  • Communication skills,
  • Effective teamwork,
  • Organisational skills,
  • Ability to initiate and support public engagement including but not limited to health talks
  • Computer literacy / competence

Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: NO719

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

Deadline: 26th July 2019 by 5:00om

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