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Nursing Officer Job Opportunities - MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Title:          Nursing Officer
Organization:  MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station:  Kawempe, Uganda
Position Code: NO1119
Reports to: Clinical Officer

About us:
The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. 

Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer will be responsible for informed consent and recruitment of neonates recruited into the Baby BRAiN study according to the study standard operating procedures. The Nursing Officer will also contribute to data collection and entry and provide care for study participants and, when possible, other patients within the neonatal unit as a member of the neonatal team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         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 neonates following study guidelines
·         To support physiological monitoring of infants
·         To support study procedures including EEG monitoring, cranial ultrasounds and transfer to MRI
·         To draw blood samples from patients /study participants as appropriate
·         To participate in training and organising site meetings
·         To track and order supplies/consumables
·         To ensure accurate record of data
·         To work as part of the study site hospital neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Diploma in nursing & midwifery.
·         Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
·         At least 1-year experience in clinical practice.
·         At least 1-year experience in a research setting working on clinical trials.
·         Experience in newborn care and particularly care and research involving newborns with neonatal encephalopathy is an added advantage.
·         Experience in another related research study in newborn care or early child neurodevelopmental outcomes is an added advantage.
·         Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
·         Training and, or certification in neonatal clinical assessment investigations and monitoring such as pulse oximetry, neurological assessment & neonatal EEG is an added advantage.
·         Certification in ICH/GCP for human research.
·         Registered Nursing Officer or Midwife, current licensure of The Uganda Nurses and
·         Midwives Council.
·         Fluency in Luganda & English.

How to Apply
All interested and qualified candidates fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application documents to the e-mail below:
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 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
 Nursing Officer: NO1119
Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification of your application.
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
 Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date of the advert and any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

Deadline:   15th November 2019

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