MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Nursing Officer Jobs

MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Nursing Officer Jobs


Job Purpose:

  • 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.

    Roles & Responsibilities

  • To provide study information and health education to patients’/ study participants

  • 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
    study guidelines

  • 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 organising 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

    Person Specification

  • Diploma in nursing & midwifery.

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing & midwifery from a recognised institution is an added advantage.

  • At least 1-year experience in clinical practice.

  • At least 1-year experience in a research setting working on clinical trials.

  • Experience in new-born care and particularly care of the sick and small new-born is desired.

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Nursing Officer Jobs


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