10 Study Health Workers – Makerere University

September 30, 2022

Job Title: 10 Study Health Workers (Nurses/Lab Officers)

Organization: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Duty Station: Uganda

 

Job Summary:

The purpose of this job is to support collection, appropriate packaging, shipment of TB sputum and HIV samples from the field samples to central laboratories in addition to carrying out HIV rapid tests and appropriate disposal of waste in line with the TB prevalence survey protocol and Manual of Operations.

 

Roles and responsibilities

• Daily requisition for sample collection materials for sputum, HIV blood and DBS collection, processing, storage, and transportation from the logistics officer through field team leader.
• Obtain informed consent from participants
• Allocate study PIN numbers to eligible respondents and record the allocated PIN on the respondent’s invitation card that the participants wear from station to station
• Record the PIN on the individual respondent’s questionnaire
• Administer a structured questionnaire covering g to all eligible and consenting respondents.
• Accurately and timely record respondent’s responses
• Hand over study respondents to a volunteer who leads the participant to the radiographer and to the next stations.
• Follow project protocol and manual of field operations in all procedures and always keep all study information confidential.
• Ensure appropriate infection control measures as per the protocol SOPs
• Instruct study participants on sputum collection technique and open spaces where sputum collection should be carried out.
• Receive sputum samples from study respondents and check for sample quality and adequacy.
• Maintain sample viability prior shipment to central laboratories as prescribed in the study protocol and Manual of Operations
• Collect sputum, and blood samples from eligible respondents
• Label all samples appropriately
• Perform rapid HIV tests, and appropriately store blood and sputum samples prior to shipment to the regional and central testing labs.
• Process and record HIV results in appropriate study tools.
• Offer appropriate pre and posttest counselling, and Issue study HIV results to respondents.
• Fill out the TB and other registers and the lab request form
• Completely and accurately fill out sputum, IGRA, VL, COVID-PCR and Blood culture collection and transportation registers.

Minimum Qualifications for this job:

  • Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing, Diploma in Medical Laboratory technology, bachelor’s in biomedical lab technology.
  • MUST HAVE CERTIFICATION IN HIV RAPID TESTING BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (Verified by the UVRI database for rapid testers),
  • Certificate in good clinical practice is added advantage.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their applications using the links below:

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Closing Date: October 3, 2022

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