MRC - UVRI Nursing Officers Jobs in Uganda
MRC - UVRI Nursing Officers Jobs in Uganda
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
Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
research, social-behavioral 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.
The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:Project leader & site pediatrician
Position Code: NO519
Entebbe, Jinja, Iganga & Masaka
Contract Duration: 2 Years
About the Study
The OMWaNA study is a partnership between the (MRC/UVRI), the London School of Hygiene
& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Makerere University.
It is a randomized controlled trial (RCT)
whose primary aim is to examine the impact of Kangaroo mother care (KMC) initiated before
stabilisation on mortality within 7 days relative to standard care amongst neonates 2000g.
The study will be conducted in four sites in Uganda: Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Masaka
Regional Referral Hospital, Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital and Iganga District Hospital.
The research-nursing officer shall be responsible for the active screening, recruitment
randomization and follow-up care of neonates recruited into the OMWANA study according to
the study standard operating procedures.
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 neonatal unit as a member of the neonatal team. To provide study information and health education to patients/ study participants
Roles & Responsibilities
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 participating mothers and neonates following
To support physiological monitoring of infants including heat rate, oxygen saturations,
temperature and blood sugars
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 study site hospital neonatal team in caring for admitted neonates
To communicate any adverse events to the study investigators in a timely manner
Bachelor’s degree in nursing & midwifery from a recognised institution.
Diploma in nursing & midwifery.
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 of the sick and small newborn is an
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.
Fluency in English and Luganda or Lusoga.
Ability to Learn
Openness to Others
Concern for Excellence
Flexibility Towards Others
How to Apply
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 email@example.com
Applications should include
academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
Combine all application documentation into one PDF document. Deadline is Friday 31st May 2019, 5:00pm.
Your cover letter should demonstrate the following;
Ability to initiate and support public engagement including but not limited to health
computer literacy / competence
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
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
The applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
For more information and job application details, see; MRC - UVRI Nursing Officers Jobs in Uganda
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