Makerere University School of Public Health Nurse Counsellors Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health Nurse Counsellors Jobs in Uganda

About Us

  • Makerere University School of Public Health is implementing the Crane Survey – Integrated bio-behavioural HIV-related surveillance for key and priority populations in Uganda (IBBS) project, designed to estimate the burden and monitor trends of HIV disease, sexually transmitted infections, and service uptake, including HIV treatment and STI treatment service, risk behaviours as well as population sizes (PSE) to support decision-making on successful service delivery models for key and select priority populations.

  • The project is to be implemented in 12 districts across Uganda (Kampala, Mbale, Tororo, Busia, Jinja, Masaka, Buvuma, Gulu, Lira, Arua, Fort portal and Mbarara). The Crane Survey desires to recruit dedicated personnel to join the team for this roll-out in the 12 districts across the country, starting October 2021. This recruitment aims to fill existing human resource gaps in the Central (Masaka) and Eastern region districts (Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, and Busia).

    Job Summary

  • Coordinate and supervise activities of the nurse counselling department

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports to the Surveillance Officer

    • Coordinate and supervise activities of the nurse counselling department.

    • Ensure that nurse counsellors’ rooms have all required supplies in sufficient quantities.

    • Obtaining informed consent

    • Conducting quantitative structured interviews using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)

    • Conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews in collaboration with Behavioural Scientists and other investigators

    • Providing routine HIV and STI counselling and provision of results

    • Provide treatment
    of STI in accordance to accepted policy

    • Collects biological specimens as dictated by the protocol

    • Assists in the practical aspects of the survey conduct including clinic flow and patient assistance

    • Participates in the management of filing system of participant records and results

    • The Nurse Counsellor shall be responsible for any other duty as may be assigned by the Project manager and/or Principal Investigator.

    Education Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Nursing Science or diploma, Registered or Comprehensive nurse

    Experience, skills, and other requirements

    • Excellent in drawing and processing of blood samples

    • Certificate in HIV counselling from recognized institute

    • At least one year working experience

    • Computer literate

    • Administrative and good organizational skills

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    • Self-driven and team player

    • Ability to speak Luganda, Lusoga, Gishu, Japhadola, Ateso and Samya fluently

  • Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Makerere University School of Public Health Nurse Counsellors Jobs in Uganda

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