2 Fresher Nursing Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title: Nursing Officer (2 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Duty Station:  JCRC-Mulago – Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head Nurse


About US:

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an indigenous medical organization that was established in 1991 as a limited liability not-for-profit Joint-venture between the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Defense and Makerere University Medical School (now Makerere College of Health Sciences).


Job Summary:  The Nursing Officer is responsible for providing evidence-based nursing care to children with cancer and blood diseases, participate in training and research under supervision of the PHO Head of Nursing


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Preform evidence based nursing assessment of patients including assessment of vital signs subjective history, and head-to-toe assessment.
  • Administer chemotherapy as per established nursing practice guidelines of the PHO COE including use of the chemotherapy checklist
  • Preparation of chemotherapy as per established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (unless a dedicated oncology pharmacy has assumed this role)
  • Manage the clinical space, patient flow, supplies and equipment in liaison with ED and other administrative staff
  • Administer supportive care and other medications prescribed for the care of PHO patients
  • Perform phlebotomy for labs ordered for PHO patient care as well as research samples
  • Conduct a structured hand-off with nursing staff at shift change
  • Assist physicians in performing PHO-related procedures including monitoring of patient status throughout the procedure
  • Provide patient and family teaching of patient’s condition, treatment plan, and appropriate home care prior to discharge of patients
  • Participate in PHO Nurse training workshops as a learner or as trainer
  • Provide in-service training for junior nurses and nursing students
  • Provide bedside teaching and mentorship to junior nurses and nursing students
  • Participate in the development and revision of PHO nursing curriculum
  • Engage in continuing nurse education (CNE) activities to maintain and improve clinical acumen
  • Participate in the collection of research samples, e.g. blood draws
  • Provide nursing care according to SOPs for PHO patients enrolled in research
  • Ensure ethical conduct of research in allocated PHO areas, and report any suspicion of unethical research activity
  • Participate in the education of patients and their families regarding participation in research
  • Identify QI needs for the COE
  • Participate in design and conduct of QI projects including Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse, BSN an added advantage, experience not below 2 years in general nursing.
  • Current nursing license through all appropriate regulatory bodies
  • Experience from a hospital setting will be an added advantage.
  • Computer, communication and interpersonal skills


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send applications to: Manager Human Resource & Development, Joint Clinical Research Centre strictly sent by email: jobs@jcrc.org.ug application documents i.e. application letter and CV must be enclosed in one PDF document: The application deadline is


Note: JCRC is an equal opportunity employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: Friday 29th October, 2021 at 5:00pm


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