7 Fresher Nursing Officer/Midwife Job Positions – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Nursing Officer/Midwives (7
Fresher Positions)

Organization:  Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe
and Kawempe, Uganda

Position Code: NOCOVID
-1020

Reports to: Study
Coordinator

 

About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognisedcentre 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. Following
the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council
(MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new
partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health
issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI
Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala
Districts.

 

Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer/Midwife will consent study
participants, give health education talks, conduct interviews and collect data
and to obtain study specimens from participants recruited in the study. To
refer participants found sick during the study to appropriate health facilities
for care.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Administer
the information sheet and obtain informed consent from study participants;

·       
Collect
data through conducting interviews with study participants;

·       
Conduct
measurements as indicated in the study protocol;

·       
Collect
nasal and throat swabs from study participants;

·       
Perform
phlebotomy and obtain venous blood as per study protocol;

·       
Perform
rapid HIV tests, rapid malaria tests and haemoglobin in the field;

·       
Referral
of study participants found ill during the field work;

·       
Document
and label study samples collected from study participants in the field;

·       
Ensure
that samples collected in the field are transported in time to the MRC
laboratory;

·       
Provide
health education and awareness to study participants and communities;

·       
Provide
basic medical care to study participants;

·       
Make
regular requisitions for supplies and PPE from the store;

·       
Transfer
data collected from the field and synchronise the data on the server;

·       
Attend
and give presentations in CMEs;

·       
Ensure
proper documentation and adherence to the study protocol; and,

·       
Perform
any other duty assigned by the PI or the study coordinator.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in nursing & midwifery;

·       
Bachelor’s
degree in nursing & midwifery from a recognised institution is an added

·       
advantage;

·       
At least
2 years’ experience in clinical practice preferably in a medical research
setting;

·       
Experience
in midwifery;

·       
Experience
in neonatal management preferably in a medical research setting 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; and,

·       
Should
be registered Nursing Officers with current licensure of the Uganda Nurses and

·       
Midwives
Council

 

How to Apply:

Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:

 

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.

 

The applications
should be addressed to:

The Head of Human
Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM
Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.

 

Deadline: 5th November 2020

 

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