MRC/UVRI Nursing Officer Jobs in Uganda

MRC/UVRI Nursing Officer 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
and cancer.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
research, social-behavioural 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 an enthusiastic and experienced individual to fill the following position:

Nursing Officer (01 Position)

Position Code: NO1119

Reports to: Clinical Officer

Duty station: Kawempe

Contract Duration: 10 Months

Job Purpose:

The position shall be responsible for informed consent and recruitment of neonates recruited
into the Baby BRAiN study according to the study standard operating procedures.

The Nursing
Officer will also contribute to data collection and entry and 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 neonates following study guidelines
  • To support physiological monitoring of infants
  • To support study procedures including EEG monitoring, cranial ultrasounds and transfer
    to MRI
  • To draw blood samples from patients /study participants as appropriate
  • To participate in training and organising site meetings
  • To track and order supplies/consumables
  • To ensure accurate record of data
  • To work as part of the study site hospital neonatal team in
    caring for admitted neonates

    Person Specification

  • Diploma in nursing & midwifery.
  • Bachelor’s degree 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 newborn care and particularly care and research involving newborns with
    neonatal encephalopathy is an added advantage.
  • Experience in another related research study in newborn care or early child
    neurodevelopmental outcomes is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
  • Training and, or certification in neonatal clinical assessment investigations and
    monitoring such as pulse oximetry, neurological assessment & neonatal EEG is an added
    advantage.
  • Certification in ICH/GCP for human research.
  • Registered Nursing Officer or Midwife, current licensure of The Uganda Nurses and
    Midwives Council.
  • Fluency in Luganda & English.

    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:
    Nursing Officer: https://forms.gle/hoFUHzD32aveUg7o8
    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 recruitment@mrcuganda.org 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 15th November 2019, 5:00pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. The Unit reserves the right to
    verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their
    validity.

    This position is open to Ugandan nationals only.

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

  • Nursing Officer: NO1119
    Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
    disqualification of your application.
    The applications should be addressed to:
    The Human Resource and Administration Manager
    MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
    P.O.Box, 49
    Entebbe, Uganda

  • Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within six (6) weeks after the closing date
    of the advert and any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification.
    MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a
    diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

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