Nursing Officer

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

Description

Nursing Officer (1 Position)
Position Code: NO819
Reports to: Medical Officer
Duty station: Entebbe
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Job Purpose:
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)
team.

Roles & Responsibilities
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.

Skills

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.
Fluency in English and Luganda
Willingness to participate in occasional night and weekend work schedules is an added advantage.
Should be registered with the Nurses Council or allied professional council having an up to date practicing license.

Experience Requirements

At least one year of practice in a busy research institution.
Experience in conducting Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC).
Previous experience of paper or electronic data collection and entry.

Education Requirements

Diploma Nursing, clinical medicine, Public health or other related field.
Possession of a degree is an added advantage.
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