Medical Research Council Nursing Officer Jobs in Uganda

Medical Research Council Nursing Officer Jobs in Uganda

The research-nursing officer shall be responsible for the active screening, recruitment randomization and follow-up care of participants recruited into the CHAPS trial according to the study standard operating procedures and study operations manual (SOM). 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 Post-Abortion Care and safe male circumcision clinic, Entebbe General Referral hospital, as a member of the in and out-patient Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)


  • To assist in coordinating and conducting participant visits and assuring that all procedures comply with the protocol
  • To provide study information and health education to patients/ study participants
  • To screen volunteers 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 VMMC trial participants following study guidelines
  • To provide Directly Observed Therapy to trial participants to ensure compliance
  • 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 Entebbe General hospital in and out-patient Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) team in caring for patients
  • To communicate any adverse events to the study investigators in a timely manner


  • Diploma Nursing, clinical medicine, Public
    health or other related field.
  • Possession of a degree is an added advantage.
  • At least one year of practice in a busy research institution.
  • Experience in conducting Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC).
  • Understanding of ICH/GCP for human research practice or Human subject training and
    certification e.g. GCP.
  • Knowledge of research study protocols and practices is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of paper or electronic data collection and entry.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda
  • Willingness to participate in occasional night and weekend work schedules is an added
  • Should be registered with the Nurses Council or allied professional council having an up to date practicing license

    How to Apply

    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. Deadline is Friday 30th August 2019, 5:00pm.

    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.

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

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