MRC/UVRI Jobs Uganda 2021 – Fresher Nursing Officer

MRC/UVRI Jobs Uganda 2021

Job Title: Fresher Nursing Officer – MRC/UVRI Jobs Uganda 2021

Organization: MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station: Masaka

Position code: NO – 321

Reports to: Study Coordinator



MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit Profile

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.



Job Profile

The position will undertake the consenting, active screening, recruitment, vaccination and follow-up care of adult men and women recruited into the PrEPVacc trial according to the study standard operating procedures and protocol.

The nursing officer will also contribute to data collection, quality control and assurance, entry and responding to queries raised by the data team. In addition, he/she will provide care for study participants in case they come in for sick visits. He/she will provide additional study visits and vaccine schedules adherence counseling, contraception counselling, phlebotomy and dispensing of investigational product during the study.



Roles and Responsibilities of MRC/UVRI Jobs Uganda 2021

 To provide study information, health education and obtain informed written consent from study participants;
 To screen participants for study eligibility;
 To administer and record research related interviews, questionnaires and/or checklists;
 To ensure optimal recruitment and retention of study participants;
 To support clinicians in the measuring of vitals;
 To provide nursing care to participants following study guidelines;
 To administer vaccines to the study participants as per protocol;
 To collect samples from patients/study participants as appropriate;
 To provide technical guidance and health education during study visits;
 To participate in training and organising site meetings;
 To track and order supplies/consumables;
 To ensure an accurate record of data;
 To communicate any adverse events to the study investigators in a timely manner;
 Perform any other duty assigned by the PI or the Study Coordinator; and,
 Ensure participant transport refunds and allowances are disbursed appropriately.



Minimum Qualifications

 Diploma in nursing & midwifery field from a recognised institution;
 Bachelor’s degree in Nursing & Midwifery is an added advantage;
 At least one-year experience in a clinical research setting;
 Possession of formal training in ICH-GCP is desired;
 Experience in immunisation;
 Experience in paediatric care;
 Experience in paper or electronic data collection and entry;
 Knowledge of research study protocols and practices;
 Registered Nursing Officer with an active current license of The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council; and,
 Good computer skills.



How To Apply for MRC/UVRI Jobs Uganda 2021

Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:

Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. A high level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.

Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead
to automatic disqualification. Only online applications through the link provided will be
accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and
documentation have been successfully received.

The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.

Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.

MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

Deadline: 26th March 2021 at 5:00 pm



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