Medical Officer

at MRC/UVRI
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 19, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Medical Officer (01 Position)
Position Code: MO2819
Reports to: Trial Principal Investigator
Duty station: Entebbe
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Job Purpose:
The Medical officer shall be responsible for active recruitment of participants into the CHAPS
trial to evaluate On Demand Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Provide Protection from HIV in Men,
according to study specific standard operating procedures and manuals. In addition, he/she
will provide care to study participants and when possible other patients within the PostAbortion Care and safe male circumcision clinic, Entebbe General Referral hospital, as a member of the in and out-patient Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) facility team.

Roles & Responsibilities
Participant recruitment and retention- obtaining informed consent, screening for
study eligibility, and enrolling study participants. Providing directly observed
therapy (DOT) for the trial to ensure adherence.
Clinical care- Providing clinical care to trial participants and conducting referrals as appropriate
Data collection and management- Collecting data as required by the protocol, completing source documents and CRFs and submitting them for data entry, and resolving queries.

Skills

Familiarity with community research-based principles is an added advantage.
Previous experience of implementing research study protocols.
Hands on experience with provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision.
Previous experience in research or project leadership is an added advantage.
Previous experience in training and managing small research or project team is also an added advantage.
Should have an uunderstanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research.
Should have an up to date practicing license.
Registration with the relevant professional bodies i.e. UMDPC.
Willingness to participate in occasional night and weekend work schedules is an added advantage.
Should have good communication skills.
Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Office packages.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 1-year experience in clinical practice preferably in a research setting.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery.
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